Yet more development on the mainland....

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Developer D.R. Horton plans to build 78 townhomes on 6 acres along U.S. Highway 98 in west Navarre, but the project will require special approval from the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board.

Roughly 1,000 feet east of Edgewood Drive on the south side of 98, the new development would abut the existing Sound Retreat subdivision.

(Source Navarre Press).
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:18 pm

Excessive development killed Panama City. It has almost killed Destin. The next target is Navarre.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 am

EconProf wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Excessive development killed Panama City. It has almost killed Destin. The next target is Navarre.
Yes. I think it has already killed the original place that was Destin and Navarre is being attacked hard now.

These places will be developed out of the kind of quiet places that they were a couple of decades ago into places that are designed to produce revenue and not much else. To hell with the environment, to hell with the people, to hell with what they want and think.

Have you tried to drive off the Island on a summer weekend afternoon?

The place is fast becoming a tourist dump.
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:26 pm

If you live on the island, you can't really go on to the mainland --- neither Navarre or Pensacola -- because of the sheer congestion. I am thinking about developing a grocery delivery service. Any takers?
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:36 pm

Publix apparently has grocery delivery - gave me a coupon yesterday for $10 off a $35 delivery order.

re: development - it is private property - if don't want it built then we the citizens need to approve high enough taxes for the county/state to buy and preserve the property as "public". Not sure I want my taxes to be that high - and it would be very hard on those with even less income.

Also, to expand on the info - it is a 13-acre parcel - where the development is on the 6-acres closest to the highway - while about 6-acres towards the sound will be retention pond, wetlands and remain vegetated.

And I prefer residental at this location (residental adjacent - east/Sound Retreat - west-south/Lighthouse Point - and north across 98/Holley-by-the-Sea) than new commercial strip mall, storage facility, car wash, etc.
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Pete wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Publix apparently has grocery delivery - gave me a coupon yesterday for $10 off a $35 delivery order.
Most of the larger store chains are either doing this now or planning to introduce it or at least kerbside pickup.

My son works for H-E-B in the Central Market division here in Texas. He told me about this coming for them, well over a year ago. Wally-World does it too here.

Glad to see that NW FL is keeping up with the rest. :D
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re: development - it is private property - if don't want it built then we the citizens need to approve high enough taxes for the county/state to buy and preserve the property as "public". Not sure I want my taxes to be that high - and it would be very hard on those with even less income.
If you want to preserve these things as reserves, parks, or as public spaces (or whatever), then taxpayers have to pay for them. Don't want to pay, then you don't get these spaces preserved.
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