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Unicorp plans $200M mixed-use project in Daytona Beach

By Jack Witthaus Staff Writer Orlando Business Journal Unicorp National Developments Inc., one of the most prominent Orlando-based developers, is eyeing Daytona Beach for its next project featuring shops, restaurants and residential. The developer is under contract for about 150 acres in the area, referred to…

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Revving Economic Engines: Daytona Beach

People are talking about Daytona Beach. And what they’re saying is all good. By Eleanore Osborne Florida Trend Magazine To toot your own horn might be considered a transgression. So Daytona Beach and Volusia County will let others do the bragging for them. Because what…

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Consolidated’s land-selling spree continues

DAYTONA BEACH — Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.’s days as one of Daytona Beach’s largest landowners are fast nearing an end. The public company in its second quarter earnings report disclosed its local land holdings are now down to 5,500 acres as of June 30, from 8,100…

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Jimmy Buffett makes surprise visit to Daytona’s Margaritaville

DAYTONA BEACH — Latitude Margaritaville residents Kelley and Bill Sarantis were told last week to expect a visit from “some people from corporate.” The couple assumed that meant the developers of the Jimmy Buffett-inspired 55-and-older community. On Thursday morning, they were surprised to find out…

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Race Is On to Define ‘Opportunity Zones’

CTO owns 250 acres of land within the opportunity zones By Ruth Simon and Richard Rubin of The Wall Street Journal July 13, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET A new Marriott hotel in the Phoenix area might seem a world apart from an affordable-housing complex in…

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Daytona’s Tanger Outlets settles in despite competition

DAYTONA BEACH — When Tanger Outlets opened here in November 2016, a week before Black Friday, the mall’s grand opening drew thousands of shoppers, filling its vast parking lots to overflowing. Local shopper Gwen Tongkam told The News-Journal that day, “This is just the best…

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New housing starts surge in Volusia County

Builders in Volusia County picked up the pace in June, starting the most new homes in a single month since before the Great Recession. In Volusia, builders were issued 295 permits for new homes last month, the most since March 2006. The increase in housing…

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Daytona’s Tomoka Town Center on track for fall opening

DAYTONA BEACH — Exterior construction of a planned 400,000-square-foot “power lifestyle” retail center at Tomoka Town Center, just east of Interstate 95, is on track to be completed by early August, its developer says. The buildings will then be turned over to the retail tenants…

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The 25 best places people are moving to in 2018

Devon Thorsby US News & World Report These places have the highest net migration over five years. In calculating the Best Places to Live, US News factors in each metro area’s growth due to net migration over a five-year period. For the 2018 ranking, we…

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