...the religious organization stated in an email to The News-Journal. “We are still investigating uses for this facility that are in harmony with the purpose of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, as stated in its charter, to promote global Bible education.”
Jeff Muller, a local elder at one of Palm Coast’s two Kingdom Halls, said there are close to 1,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Palm Coast.
He said the city will benefit from the real estate purchase.
Palm Coast Vice Mayor Jason DeLorenzo was mostly optimistic about the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society buying the former FAA building. “It’s not the type of business we think of often, but it’s still a business,” he said.
He mentioned the likelihood of the buyer not having to pay taxes on the property because it is a religious organization, but added that was only a “small picture” concern.
“They’re probably going to spend some out-of-town dollars and that’s good for the local economy,” DeLorenzo said. “Overall, I think it’s good news.”