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Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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Someone please post the story from the Walton Sun, discussing the plans for a 25 Story Condo being planned in Walton County!!! They are trying attempting to build a condo taller than any other in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, according the article. Please contact every Walton County Commissioner today and tell them your thoughts on this disaster in the works.

(This is not a joke)
 

Smiling JOe

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Nov 18, 2004
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The project has currently being reviewed by the Planning Dept. Please, this is urgent. Tell everyone you know to call and email every Walton County Commissioner and put an end to this before it gets approved.

How this story made only the second page is beyond me. This is Headline news, above the fold, page 1.
 
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SHELLY

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Jun 13, 2005
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How this story made only the second page is beyond me. This is Headline news, above the fold, page 1.


The story was in the NWF Mullet Wrapper on Wednesday:


Developer proposes 25-story condominium near Freeport

FREEPORT ? A local developer is aiming for new heights with plans to build a 25-story condominium off Jolly Bay Road south of here.

At 250 feet, the high-rise would be the tallest building in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.

Walton County has a 50-foot height restriction south of Choctawhatchee Bay, but has not set a limit for points north.

The proposal is an example of why the county should set a height limit north of the bay soon, said County Commissioner Scott Brannon.

Brannon suggested about two years ago that the county set a 50-foot restriction along the bay and other waterways in the north and central areas of the county.
County commissioners considered it, but took no action.

Now the first high-rise could soon arrive, and it?s time to stop more of them, Brannon said.

He plans to ask his fellow commissioners to reconsider setting height restrictions north of the bay. Tall buildings are ?out of character? for the county, he said.

?We don?t have the infrastructure in place to facilitate these types of impacts,? he said.

The high-rise is part of a mixed-use project proposed by Freeport-based Jolly Bay LLC on 60 acres just north of the bay.

The project, which has not been named yet, is still in the county?s approval process. It should go before the Walton County Planning Commission sometime in October.

The development includes 55 recreational vehicle spaces, a swimming pool, a 1,500-square-foot camp store, shower house and laundry facility.

The RV area will be built first. Later amenities will include a clubhouse and commercial/retail facility, 1,600 square feet of retail space, 3,250 square feet of office space, a restaurant and bakery, and the condominium.

The 120-unit high-rise probably won?t go up for several years, said attorney Dana Matthews, who represents the developers.

Eglin Air Force Base has objected to tall buildings in the past because they can interfere with flights and/or radar operations.

Matthews said that Eglin has expressed no concerns with Jolly Bay?s project.
Bob Arnold, chairman of Eglin?s Mission Enhancement Committee, could not be reached for comment.

The developers, Walton residents Carl Post and Kim Maxwell, opted to build a high-rise rather than spread out the development and affect wetlands, Matthews said.

?They could have gone and raped this site,? he said. ?That?s not what they did.?
 

seacrestkristi

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Nov 27, 2005
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Carl Post and Kim Maxwell must not give a rat's a$$ about anything but their big fat pockets. GREED KILLS.

What about emergency services to their 25 story building? Will Walton county have to buy new equipment for their firetrucks to even reach 25 stories /Sounds like they are already sure of themselves since Scott Brannon said they need to make restrictions now so no others can come along and do the same, as if its already a done deal! Huh! WTH!

LAND rapers. I just love how their attorney points out that they could've raped wetlands but chose no too. Well aren't they just as sweet as sugar? :doh: Once again AS IF its a done deal. Wonder how much they've been paying to keep it on the second page of the paper as opposed to the first? Sure sounds like front page news to me. How 'bout ya'll? What was on the f627in' front page? :dunno:
 
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SHELLY

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Jun 13, 2005
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Carl Post and Kim Maxwell must not give a rat's a$$ about anything but their big fat pockets. GREED KILLS.

:blink:

If anything, Carl & Kim are a bit late jumping in on the "greed fest" that's been happening throughout the county and state over the last 5 years.

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seacrestkristi

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Nov 27, 2005
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They may be a little late but there's still plenty of oppurtunities to destroy the pristine natural beauty of Walton Co., right, and make a big fat $$$ doing it too, agree? :dunno:
 

Bob

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It'll be Seagrove One on the bay. Imagine the downward photo ops! Not!
 
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