Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Rhetoric Vs. Results

Uh oh!  Looks like the affordable housing “CRISIS!” is coming straight for your wallet. With 47 affordable housing deed restrictions set to expire in the next two years, the Monroe County Commission is now discussing how to save workforce housing. … Continue reading

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Land Scarcity Chessboard – Part 4

The United Way’s new ALICE report is out.  Here’s an item from the Reporter/Keynoter.  Here’s an item from the Citizen.  And here’s a link to the report itself.  Monroe County families are struggling.  ALICE, of course, means… Asset Limited Income … Continue reading

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Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge – Lining Up Our Tools

My least favorite part of any project is jumping through Planning Department hoops.  Even so, I understand the need for it.  The rules are there for a reason. The Key Largo Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant project went through the whole planning review process. … Continue reading

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Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge – Sender Sites

The map above shows the locations of the receiver sites and sender sites for the Ocean’s Edge project.  A detailed map of the receiver site is below, and a brief discussion can be found here.

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Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge – Getting My Bearings

Understanding this Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge situation is really important I think.  Lots of moving parts, lots of players.  As discussed in the Land Scarcity Chessboard posts (here, here, here and here), there’s only a finite amount of land that can be … Continue reading

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Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge – Document Tracking

I don’t know much about Monroe County’s Land Use regulations.  Never really wanted to know to tell you the truth.  But the Oceanside/Ocean’s Edge situation has a scandalous tinge to it.  So I’m digging into the documents and trying to educate … Continue reading

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The Land Scarcity Chess Board – Part 3

Affordable housing is one of the big issues in the Keys these days.  There’s no question that a lack of affordability is a problem when it comes to retaining the local work force.  Local politicians have attempted to frame this issue … Continue reading

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The Land Scarcity Chess Board – Part 2

Public officials in the Keys have declared the lack of affordable housing a “CRISIS!”.  In their manufactured panic, they have mobilized to throw oodles of taxpayer money at the issue.  Here’s a quick rundown. City of Key West officials entertained … Continue reading

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The Land Scarcity Chess Board – Part 1

There’s a finite amount of land in the Florida Keys.  Very little of that can be developed.  And there aren’t enough available permits to go around even for what can be developed.  Real estate is in high demand.  At the … Continue reading

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“Affordable” Housing

I believe “affordable” housing is the next great scam.  Like the wastewater projects, affordable housing is necessary.  Also like the wastewater projects, it presents a great opportunity for the unscrupulous to scalp the taxpayers.  Of course, local and county government … Continue reading

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