affordable housing

Marathon: RV resort, affordable housing for mid-town

Marathon: RV resort, affordable housing for mid-town

Developer submits plan to the city The Housing Trust Group has proposed a plan for the long-shuttered Crystal Cove Resort in Marathon. Located between 47th and 50th Streets on the Gulfside, the plan is to develop 28 RV parking spaces on the water complete with a pool and clubhouse, 46 affordable housing units, and 7,700 […]

Going after the fourth penny

Going after the fourth penny

TDC and Monroe County argue advertising vs. affordable housing Can one be guilty of doing their job too well? That’s what the Tourist Development Council and the Lodging Association were asking officials at Tuesday’s TDC meeting in Key West. The question has been lingering since a February meeting in Marathon, when the Monroe County Workforce […]

The ‘real’ incentive: a closer look at Peary Court

The ‘real’ incentive: a closer look at Peary Court

and other affordable housing deals It came and went as fast as no-see-um bite on your ankle. After a year of Peary Court debates, proposed inspections and a failed referendum, the Key West City Commission approved $12.5 million of County Land Authority funds to be handed over to a private corporation, the Cornfeld Group. And […]

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Council reprimands Planning Commissioner over advertisement

Marathon Mayor Mark Senmartin called on Councilwoman Michelle Coldiron to remove Planning Commissioner Lott Pansky on Tuesday. Pansky paid for a full-page advertisement published in the Marathon Weekly on April 8 in support of Coldiron’s plan to pass a resolution that would not allow for any “new” hotel development until current projects are completed. The […]

#News: City Planner talks about affordable housing

#News: City Planner talks about affordable housing

City Planner Don Craig said there is no simple fix to the lack of affordable housing in Key West, and it’s compounded by the city’s maxed-out housing authority which already manages more than 1,000 units. “The average price of homes in last 7 months was $637,000,” Craig said, referring to current market rates. “This is […]