Peary Court Redevelopment: Round Two

 
Peary Court Redevelopment:  Round Two

To integrate or not to integrate…  Two schools of urbanism are at war over plans for redevelopment of former Navy housing at Peary Court.  The process of permitting the latest plan for 208 new residential units began last Monday with a 4-hour debate before HARC (Historical Architectural Review Commission). “We want to fully integrate Peary […]

PEARY COURT DEVELOPERS ARE NOT SNEAKING UNDER THE RADAR / First of Many Public Meetings on New Plan This Monday

 

Sneaking? Sneaking? Lee Dunn is certainly entitled to his opinion about the Peary Court redevelopment plan. But to say that “White Street Partners [is] sneaking in under the radar” is far from the truth, as are his statements that “With the exception of two 8 inch by 10 inch placards affixed obscurely to the existing […]

WHITE STREET PARTNERS SNEAKING IN UNDER THE RADAR, PEARY COURT DEVELOPMENT ROUND TWO

 
WHITE STREET PARTNERS SNEAKING IN UNDER THE RADAR, PEARY COURT DEVELOPMENT ROUND TWO

White Street Partners is sneaking in under the radar…again… with a new plan to develop Peary Court.  With the exception of two 8 inch by 10 inch placards affixed obscurely to the existing Peary Court fence, there has been NO notice given to the public regarding their highly evolved plans to create an unprecedented 24 […]

TWENTY YEARS LATER: WAS HARRY POWELL RIGHT?

 
TWENTY YEARS LATER: WAS HARRY POWELL RIGHT?

NOTE: For years, the large piece of undeveloped Navy property at White Street and Palm Avenue was used as a park by Key Westers. So when the Navy announced that the property, known as Peary Court, was to be developed for military housing, many locals protested. They argued that the Navy really didn’t need any […]

Peary Court: Conversions From Military to Private Land Should Return Property To A Normal City Grid

 
Peary Court: Conversions From Military to Private Land Should Return Property To A Normal City Grid

WHAT IS BEST FOR THE DEVELOPER IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT IS BEST FOR THE CITY Thirty years ago Key West city planners and a few city commissioners attended a symposium about how cities gaining access to former military property should handle their new acreage.  This was just before the Truman Annex was finally sold to […]

Key West Commissioners Considering A Ban On Future Gated Communities

 

What do the redevelopment of Peary Court and Trayvon Martin’s tragic death have in common?  With the soul searching shockwaves that the Zimmerman trial has sent though our world, both raise the question of the social impacts of gated communities. “One of the many pitfalls of adding more gated communities that want to separate themselves […]