Hurricane Irma Update and Useful Information

9/6/2017 at 6PM Source: Navy Hurricane Tracking Model

Irma will have an impact on Florida, but the path can change. Be prepared, but keep in mind how storm paths can shift.

Resources:

NOAA Tropical Preparedness Guide Evacuate or Leave? Tropical Tidbits Navy Hurricane Tracking Model National Hurricane Center NOAA Irma Tracking Map Mike’s […]

Long Term Changes Mean Opportunity on 8th Street…Pecan Roll Bakery “For Sale”

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One of the major changes in Downtown Fernandina is in the entry. When most people look at 8th Street, they underestimate the potential. Consider Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen, the reopened Beach Street Grill as 801 Kitchen and Bar or Fred’s closure and reopening as BuyGo Grocery, an upscale […]

Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina Timeline Expansion and Repair

Nearly every visitor to Historic Downtown Fernandina makes their way to waterfront. Aside from the debates over parks, we have a damaged marina, with a maze of grants and funding to navigate in the effort to repair the facility. To make matters worse, the original alignment of the docks was a disaster, essentially borrowing money […]

Five Lots, density, redevelopment and a new sign! Opportunity?

I’m trying a new source for color signs and, if it looks like this proof, I’ll be very happy. The Boat House corner is back on the market and offers an unusual potential for re-development. Consider the recent density changes in the historic district and potential for redevelopment of a building without historic significance. […]

Enterprise Funds All About Bigger Picture

The following is a reply to a post on another local blog. Fernandina is an odd community. By that, I don’t mean the people are odd. It has an unusual economic base, maintenance needs and level of complexity, for a relatively small town. Understanding how the parts function and create a benefit greater than the […]

Measure a Town by the Streets

Tire-sized cavity under the surface…

I want to compliment the Maintenance Department for the City of Fernandina Beach. I spend a lot of time driving around town and usually call if I see something like the pothole below. At an intersection, on a Friday at 3:30PM, this looked like something in need of repair […]

Island Lifestyle in Pictures

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Something about a Point….

You don’t often find truly spectacular sites to market. I see great homes and great properties weekly, but once in a while you’re lucky enough to represent something truly rare and unique. At the end of Glenwood Road, the point of property

Glenwood Point

offers a spectacular view. With around 1800 feet on the […]

Value of the Planning Advisory Board

Looking back, this was a draft post from 2016. The PAB serves a useful purpose, but I also feel the PAB appointments should be by consensus of the commission. Terms and appointments should not directly reflect an individual commissioner. I would support a return to the former system of selecting members and would prefer to […]

Quality of Life….Mountain Biking the Egans Creek Greenway

Earlier today, I spent some time with a drone photographer, creating a video tour of an exceptional listing. The dolphin show up at the end of the dock every few visits and I’ve encountered a resident hawk on the last two visits. After a long day, starting with email at 7AM, my wife, […]