Minto Sells Parcel In Westlake To PBC Tax Collector’s Office

The Westlake entrance sign.

Minto Communities USA last week sold a 4.63-acre site in Westlake to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office, which is planning a future regional office at the site. The transaction closed Feb. 27.

The parcel is located on Town Center Parkway South adjacent to the new fire-rescue station. Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue 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 the area for some time to serve the growing population in Westlake and the 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, Minto Vice President John Carter said. “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 municipality in Florida.

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 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-Eleven 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, off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road between Southern Blvd. and Northlake Blvd. For more information on the community, call (888) 299-3628 or visit