Community Development

Message from the Director:

The Community Development Department is in the service business. We serve the City Commission, the citizens of Bunnell, the business owners, and the property owners. We focus all our efforts to carry out the vision of the City Commission for a clean, vibrant, and diverse community. We strive to assist residents and business owners in achieving the best of both urban and rural community lifestyles since Bunnell is truly a “tale of two cities”, considering the historic urban city core, and the annexed rural areas.

Pro Development Message

The City Commission has made it clear, “Bunnell is open for Business”. Everything is in place to encourage and assist new and existing business, and residential development in Bunnell including affordable land, low development costs, and a City Commission with a pro business vision. Bunnell is truly the “Crossroads of Flagler County” bisected by three state roads, a railway, with incredible proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and of course only a few minutes from the Atlantic Ocean beaches!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Community Development Department is to guide the orderly development and continued revitalization of the community by maintaining and implementing the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.

Description of Activities

The Community Development Department oversees every phase of development within the City. From the design of buildings, to the infrastructure to serve it, to the use of buildings, to the on-going maintenance of properties, all questions regarding private property development and use can be directed to the Community Development Department. The Department is organized in divisions: Building Permits, Planning and Zoning, Comprehensive Planning, Code Enforcement and Local Business Tax Receipts.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Rodney Lucas Director
Christine Hancock Community Development Technician