Lime and 14th Liberty Development Project…What We Should Know!

Source: PAB City of FB

Development can be a difficult business, but the general public is often unaware of steps required in using land and efforts by developers to use land, while protecting environmentally sensitive areas. Fernandina Beach is blessed with a surplus of protected land, including parks, beachfront, marshes, waterways, recreational zoned areas […]

Glenwood Deep Water Point…Price Reduction

Looking for deep water? Does 1800 feet of frontage sound interesting? Minutes to Amelia Island and a short boat trip to Downtown Fernandina, this is a singularity unique homesite. Existing caretaker cottage and accessible, read more……click the link here. 22+ acres and substantial price reduction!

Glenwood Point

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Coyote on Citrona and Belvedere Avenue Fernandina

I know the picture isn’t great, but this was taken from the best frame of a video I managed with the phone. About 9:50, it ran past the car on Citrona and turned down Belvedere. The color is brown with some grey and, at first, I thought it was a stray dog. It looked to […]

Topo Lines and Site Expense

The cost of a sloped or low lot in flood zone. Foundation and site costs often overlooked. […]

The Narcissist Number and Sales

…Obviously worried about appearances, my son took a picture of me exaggerating the size of a fish.

We all hear a lot about narcissism and social media seems to encourage it. Just think about selfies. Over coffee this morning, I thought it might be interesting to compare social media users and the number of […]

Island Lifestyle in Pictures

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12 Reasons Why Small Brokerages are Underrated

I joined a family business after college in 1987. I’d been licensed for a few years before and, although I really didn’t plan to become a broker, it seemed inevitable. The job market was not good and a job while I waited, turned into income I couldn’t turn away. I built a first home about […]

Downtown Fernandina Beach Density Change…not quite what you think.

I’m going to weigh in on something the City of Fernandina Beach is considering. Opposing points of view seem to be charged, to say the least, but I think I might be able to add perspective. First, as a disclaimer, I work in Downtown Historic Fernandina Beach and own one of the buildings. I’m also […]

Foresight, Not Hindsight…Wrecking Takes Less Skill

Nursing home on Atlantic….12 months to build, 2 weeks to demolish

What is a leader? Leadership is making hard decisions and having unpopular discussions, when needed. There are always people willing to demean a leader or stand on the sidelines, pontificating…”Ohhh…where are the leaders…our town is going straight down the toilet!”. Pointing fingers at […]

Off-Site Parking Agreements and Impact to Development

I’m aware of at least one re-development paused after the recent discussions surrounding Slider’s parking, leased or rented in order to permit an expansion in the past. In the past, the City of Fernandina has allowed development requiring parking to proceed, if an agreement to use nearby parking can be reached with other owners. These […]