Downtown housing

April 24, 2005

There is a plethora of condo projects on the drawing board for Downtown Pensacola. Most will start at $300,000+.

Housing downtown is good for downtown businesses. Studies show that a downtown resident will spend three quarters of their disposable income in downtown area businesses.

The bad news is the housing is not affordable for most 20 & 30 somethings.

We need town homes in the $100K range. Apartments that are affordable.

When that happens, we will truly have a Downtown resurgence.


2 Responses to “Downtown housing”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Pensacola Beach No High Rises !!
    Sign our petition at:

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Obviously, only 2 people read your blog. I really do miss the other independent newspaper. Your constant complaining about the PNJ is pathetic. Your stories miss the facts about 25% of the time. Insulting Bob was just mean and childish, would not it be easier to simply apologize and be a man about it? Your position on the Gulf Breeze Chamber distorts your view and limits your objectiveness. Maybe downtown Gulf Breeze will become the Cul de Sac you want, I personally support a 8 lane bridge to Gulf Breeze. I have thought of staging a campaign against your pseudo newspaper to have it removed from as many establishments as possible, but after seeing how few people actually read it, I found it wouldn’t be worth the effort. You are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Freedom of speech is great, but only when it is used to help and report the facts. I hope this helps you, if not please seek counseling.

  3. It’s good to see Pensacola’s time-honored tradition of attacking the messenger and not the message still lives.

    98% of our papers are picked up every week by readers the PNJ wishes it could reach.

    Yes, we see the PNJ with its unquestioning support of the status quo as major factor in holding this community back.

    The Independent News has been out front on many of the big issues. We were the first to support a downtown baseball park, maritime museum and marine research center (see our website). We have exposed Taser abuses, insurance scams, sexual abuse at a private faith-based school and courtroom security problems.

    We support the sale of City Hall and have suggested a site for a new one. We oppose the July Blue Angel Show and have offered alternatives.

    We question, investigate, offer alternatives and take stands on issues.

    If you see this as being part of the problem, then I need to understand what you see as the issues.

    By the way, I’m on the Gulf Breeze City Council, not the Chamber. You’re inaccuracy rate apparently quailifies you for an editor position with our paper.


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