Volusia County Council Paves Way for Farmton's Eastern Gateway By Casmira Harrison, The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Volusia County Council on Tuesday gave the OK for a portion of the Farmton plan's eastern gateway to move ahead.
That means that the relatively small eastern gateway of the massive 66,000-acre development that straddles the border of Volusia and Brevard counties is moving closer to fruition, even though construction is not expected to fully get underway until 2026.
Farmton — a vision of landowner and developer Miami Corp. that goes back 60 years — has been hashed out over numerous meetings across multiple jurisdictions. Particularly, the finalized plans were set over the last 20 years when officials created the Farmton Master Plan and the Farmton Master Development of Regional Impact, and both the developer and regional officials agreed to set aside 30,000 acres as conservation lands and leave 15,000 acres for development in Volusia County.