– for 1,600 acre development Bio-Tech will manage environmental and permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it will serve as the environmental consulting firm on a new 1,600-acre Minto Communities development located in the western Daytona Beach area.

Called Daytona West, the new community is located at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard and will offer more than 3,000 single-family homes and paired villa residences in close proximity to area attractions, shopping destinations, and the beaches. Construction is expected to begin mid 2015 with the first new home sales offered by mid 2016.

As the environmental consulting firm on the project, Bio-Tech Consulting will manage overall environmental consulting services including extensive, formal wildlife surveys to identify any protected species within the site. Bio-Tech Consulting also will pursue all necessary environmental permits that may be required by local, state or federal organizations such as Volusia County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corp of Engineers, or others.

Minto Communities, an award-winning homebuilder and developer, is purchasing the land from Consolidated-Tomoka Land Company. Daytona West, slated to be age-restricted and targeting adults 55 and over, will be the seventh new Minto community launched in Florida in the past two years.

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national recognition that includes consistently high rankings on Eliant customer service surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and multiple national home and community design awards. Information about Minto’s Florida communities is available at www.mintofla.com.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, coastal services, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.