Perhaps Alys Beach is trying to acquire that Aquaterra site? THAT would be a blessing--that site is an eyesore. I'd bet $$ that Alys Beach is responsible for painting over (multiple times) the graffiti on the "bridge to nowhere" at Aquaterra.
How many people realize that Jason and his crew are attempting to gain approval to expand development at Alys Beach by over a third? This will continue to put more and more stress on traveling 30 A for the only purpose of putting more cash in thier pockets.
How do you think all this land was cleared? And the dunes leveled? I've been out this way for over 35 years and I guarantee chain-dragging and bulldozing was the call of the day. Developing land is like making sausage " you may like the result, but you don't want to see it made". My term "old forest growth" was what I called the area between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach north of the highway. While it may not be the proper term, it was here long before anything else. To destroy our environment, then build it back to be eco-friendly and sustainable is absurd and apparently very expensive. Haven't you seen all the sad,empty developments along 30A? Not good for the environment or the bottom line.
Chain drag the Old Growth Forest?? Really? I thought that area was decimated by a forest fire? Never heard about this.. Don't know any developers that would chain drag an old growth forest around here..
If you want to have a fit about developers, there are quite a few I would suggest before Alys Beach.
Alys Beach continuing to slowly develop its original master plan certainly doesn't upset me. They are a great addition to the community.
Other developers clear cut sites, have been fined for a variety of environmental violations, have been involved in election fraud, follow the letter, not the spirit of the law ....................... you get the idea.
I'm sure the "master plan" has the mark of being green and enviromentally sensitive and a walkway heaven and haven to wildlife that is cute and non-threatening and non-invasive, but the truth will always be that the need for $$ will far, far out weigh any of those cuddy feelings and drawings and paragraphs in the developers materials. IMHO again. I wish it were not so, but it will be so. Eventually.