News & Events


Granada Plaza Starbucks

The Starbucks on Granada Plaza is planning to find a new home at the site of the blighted structure next to Outback Steakhouse in the same plaza.

The owners of the franchise are looking to demolish the current 7,200 square-foot building and replace it with a new 2,509 square-foot freestanding Starbucks with its own drive-thru. The project also includes upgrading the parking lot. Harry Newkirk, of Newkirk Engineering, said they will be removing three palm trees in the front of the site, but will replant 61 trees and 2,300 groundcover plants. Read More Posted Apr. 24, 2018


Proposed five-story project for existing Fountain Square Shopping Village (put on hold)

The redevelopment project that proposed demolishing the existing Fountain Square Shopping Village in Ormond Beach into a five-story commercial and residential building has been put on hold for the time being.

Project engineer Brad Bauknecht, vice president of Newkirk Engineering, said he and the developer want to educate themselves more on the development before potentially moving forward. He said he doesn't know whether or not the project will be on hold indefinitely, but it could be.  

Read More  Posted Jun. 1, 2018    - Read Original Article Here


VyStar Credit Union may open Ormond branch by summer’s end

ORMOND BEACH — Thirteen years after Volusia County residents became eligible to join VyStar Credit Union, the Jacksonville-based financial institution is nearing completion of its first branch in the county.

The general contractor, Dana B. Kenyon Co., expects to turn the building at 1301 W. Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach over to the credit union “by the end of the summer,” project manager Jamison Cattin said. Read More Posted May 30, 2016



Hundreds of apartments could coming to Port Orange

Planning firm Newkirk Engineering has been in talks with Port Orange planning staff to revive plans to build nearly 300 units around a former borrow pit off Reed Canal Road. According to city documents, plans for the roughly 20-acre property catty-corner to Atlantic High School between Clyde Morris and Nova Road, call for a 290-unit, multi-family complex inside the Crystal Lake planned unit development. Read More 

Posted Feb 26, 2018 


Apartments, storage and more storage eye Port Orange

City staff is expected to meet with representatives of Newkirk Engineering and local storage space powerhouse All Aboard Storage to discuss a 6.2-acre lot at 1763 Taylor Road. Further south, developer David Fahmie is hoping to build an Acorn Mini Storage warehouse and boat and vehicle storage facility at 6250 S. Williamson Blvd., a plan that met with some resistance from nearby residents at a recent planning board meeting. And a recent community development report states another developer is aiming to build yet another multi-story self storage facility on nearly 7 acres on Journey’s End Way. Read More Posted Oct 16, 2017


Deltona assisted-living facility wins city’s blessing

Deltona could soon be getting a new assisted-living facility.

The City Commission last week approved a rezoning for a 9-acre tract in the Activity Center — a vast, mostly vacant area long designated for development — to allow assisted living and a mini-storage warehouse.

The property, at 2306 N. Normandy Blvd., is in the city’s northwest corner and is near homes at South Avenue, but has “ample separation” because of a 50-foot power easement and other buffers.

No residents expressed concerns about the project, although one said he will be happy to see it built as it might cut down on the dirt-bike racing that takes place nearby.

During a City Commission meeting Wednesday, project engineer Harry Newkirk called it an “affordable assisted-living facility and an upscale mini-warehouse project.” Read More   Posted Sep 12, 2015

News & Events


Enhancing Business Opportunities in Flagler County

Newkirk Engineering is passionate in helping grow and develop our communities. We are excited to be assisting in the development and relocation of Beutlich Pharmaceuticals LLC, a pharmaceutical company based in Waukegan, Illinois. On Wednesday, August 9 Beutlich announced the finalization of their relocation to Flagler County. The purchase of a parcel at the southwest corner of U.S. 1 and Otis Stone Hunter Road in Bunnell has plans to construct a 20,000-square-foot building. This construction will be enhancing business opportunities for Flagler County with plans to hire 12 new employees almost immediately and more than 20 later. Read More Posted Aug 2, 2017


St. Johns River to Sea Loop Trail

Newkirk Engineering Inc. was selected as prime for the St Johns River Sea Loop Trail on July 24, 2017. NEI is honored to lead a strong group of subconsultants to help fill the gaps on our community trail networks. This project includes approximately 1.25 miles of multi-use trail along Myrtle Avenue starting from 10th Street to SR 44. We are honored to have the opportunity to take on the trail in New Smyrna and our team is dedicated to provide our services in a timely manner with the utmost highest quality.

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Growing Ormond’s Granada Blvd.

Newkirk takes on another project that works towards helping Ormond Beach create new businesses, more job opportunities and an overall better lifestyle for their locals. Our project 900 West, an 11,400-square-foot fully pre-leased complex is under construction and is set to become the new home of Realty Pros Assured, Realty Pro Title, and three other businesses is quickly making progress.  Read More  Posted Jun 10, 2017  


Daytona’s Newly Renovated Streamline Hotel Grand Opening

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 was the ribbon cutting ceremony for Daytona Beach's newly renovated Streamline Hotel. Streamline Hotel's rooftop bar in the late 1940's was the meeting place for the Stock Car Racing Sanctioning Organization. These meetings resulted into the creation of what we all know and love today, NASCAR. Streamline Hotel was a huge contributor in making Daytona Beach the birth place of speed and we are extremely glad we could help to get the hotel back up and running! See ribbon cutting ceremony Read More Posted June 20, 2017   


Bringing WaWa to the South

Pennsylvania based WaWa Inc. is slowly but surely making its way down South. With three stores already opened in Volusia County, Newkirk helped to open a fourth store located in Ormond Beach at 600 West Granada Blvd. The store includes a 12 pump fuel island covering a little over 2 acres of land. Read More Posted Oct. 17, 2019



Something different' coming

One of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country is coming to Ormond Beach. A Chicken Salad Chick is set to open October 6 at 75 N. Nova Road (the intersection with Sterthaus Drive.) Read More 

Posted September 4, 2015 


Granada Pointe Development

The type of car wash coming to Granada Pointe is not like ones the community has seen, said developer Paul Holub at a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, adding that it is bringing a multi-million dollar investment to the area. "This is the top line of car washes, and if we're going to have another car wash, this is the one we want in the community," Holub said.  The Cloud 10 car wash is being proposed for the southeast parcel of Granada Pointe, which will also be home to a Wawa gas station. The building will span 4,750 square feet and will see an average of 300-400 cars on a weekday and 500-600 on a weekend. Holub said this is a 25% reduction of the daily trips compared to the ones a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru would generate; This is a current permitted use of the parcel.  Read More  Posted December 18, 2018 


Giuseppe’s Steel City Pizza moves into new Port Orange digsl

The new 7,200-square-foot restaurant, with indoor/outdoor seating for up to 300 customers, is nearly twice the size of the old building, which had seating for 165.

New amenities include a 100-year-old solid oak bar salvaged from a pub near the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and a covered outdoor patio that includes space for live music.

Other features include a new dessert/ice cream counter inside the main entrance and an open kitchen with a “pizza counter” so diners can watch pizzas being made. Read More  Posted Mar 1, 2019