Sometimes real estate developments are more interesting when little is said about them in public notices.

For example, in a recent Port Orange City Manager’s report: Development of a 28,000 square-foot commercial multi-tenant building with a grocery store (7,770 square-foot) and a separate 4,000 square-foot fast food restaurant with a drive-thru was proposed at the southwest corner of Summer Trees Road and Williamson Boulevard in Port Orange. No tenants have been named. Hmmmm. . .

Just last week, in the Ormond Beach City Manager’s report: 251 S. Atlantic Ave., hotel development, pre-application. Discussion to develop a vacant property into a hotel use. That is all (if you remember your M.A.S.H. pronouncements).

So, judging by what we see here, it could be Port Orange is getting a Trader Joe’s or a Sprouts, or nothing.

Ormond Beach could be getting a brothel and gambling parlor, or just a nice family-style beach resort.

Fortunately, as the projects go through the permitting process, more information comes out and we’ll know all about what’s happening. That’s why we have development review committees, planning boards, and city commissions or councils.

Meanwhile here are some other recent developments. Plans were submitted to the City of Daytona Beach for Clyde Morris Vascular, a 22,000-square-foot medical complex just north of Health Boulevard. The old gas station at 801 Deltona Blvd. in Deltona will be demolished and site cleared. Plans were submitted to the City of DeBary for an O’Reilly Auto Parts store that would be 7,385 square feet at 42 and 46 S. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

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Not a lot of big commercial real estate deals lately, but here are some I spotted. Maryland investor bought mobile home park in 800 block of South Nova Road in Ormond Beach for $2.36 million. Apartments in the 900 block of Orange Avenue in Port Orange bought by Wyoming investors for $1.06 million.

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Some other new business stuff includes construction starting on Restaurant Depot Express in Volusia Square at 2455 West ISB in Daytona Beach. Signs going up for Pepper Palace at Tanger Factory Outlet Center in Daytona Beach. Signs going up for Donnie's Donuts at OneDaytona, so opening soon.

Managing Editor Cecil G. Brumley has been tracking business and the economy in Volusia County for more than 24 years. Contact him at cbrumley@hometownnewsmediagroup.com (no hyphens) or follow him on Twitter @cecilbrumley.

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