Minto Sells Westlake Parcel to Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office

CITY OF WESTLAKE, FL – (February 27, 2020)  — Minto Communities USA has sold a 4.63-acre site in Westlake to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office which is planning a future regional office. The transaction closed February 27. Terms were not disclosed.

The parcel is located on Town Center Parkway South adjacent to the new fire station. Palm Beach County Fire Station 22 opened at the end of January. It was built on a five-acre site donated by Minto.

The tax collector's office has been contemplating a move to this region for some time to serve the growing population in Westlake and surrounding communities, but as of now there is no specific timetable for construction. It still needs to get the site platted and submit a site plan to the City of Westlake.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office is an independent agency established by the Florida Constitution to collect taxes for every local government agency that has the power to levy them. The office also titles and registers motor vehicles and boats, and issues state hunting and fishing licenses, certified copies of birth certificates and SunPass transponders, among other services. It currently operates six locations throughout the county.

"As the City of Westlake population grows, various government agencies are wanting to create a presence in the area to be closer to the people they serve," said John Carter, Minto Communities USA Vice President. "We believe the fire station and tax collector's office are just the beginning."

The 3,800-acre Westlake community is approved for 4,500 homes and more than 2-million square feet of commercial space. Home sales continue to outpace projections, and Minto has sold more than 500 single-family homes since opening in October 2017. A census report in July 2019 showed that Westlake is the fastest growing city in Florida.

Minto is now selling Phase 2 of its second neighborhood of single-family homes, The Meadows, priced from the low $300s. Minto's first neighborhood, The Hammocks, is nearing sell out.

As home sales remain brisk, so does the pace of non-residential development. In addition to the fire station opening, Christ Fellowship Church began construction on a new 800-seat worship center off of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, and a private college preparatory school and sports academy is planned to break ground next door. Construction is scheduled to begin on a new 7-11 gas station and convenience store, and Florida Power & Light will soon open a new 400-acre solar energy center.

Last year, Wellington Regional Medical Center opened a new stand-alone emergency room and a few months later, acquired an additional 35 acres from Minto for a future medical campus.

Westlake is located at 16610 Town Center Parkway North in the City of Westlake, on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Southern Blvd. and Northlake Blvd. For more information on the community call 888-299-3628 or visit www.WestlakeFL.com

About Minto Communities USA:
Minto Communities USA, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for over 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 26,000 new homes built in 48 communities. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional homebuilder and community developer and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for community and home design, including Best Single-Family Community Over 100 Homes and Best Sales Center for Westlake in the City of Westlake; Best Mixed-Use Community and Best Clubhouse for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida; Best Clubhouse for the Harbour Isle Beach Club in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. Minto has also earned multiple Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference for Westlake, including the 2018 Silver Award for Best Single-Family Residential Community.

Minto is also recognized throughout the homebuilding industry as an expert in developing active-adult communities. The NAHB named Minto as 2019's 55+ Builder of the Year. Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2019, and Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head was awarded 55+ Community of the Year for 2020.