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 [more…]

A Peary Court Lament

 

I live across the street from Peary Court.  I often sit on my front porch and watch the sun rise.  Sometimes I sit on the porch and watch the after work hustle around town in the late afternoon. As I gaze across the street I see  neat little complex of housing behind an historic military [more…]

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 [more…]

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 [more…]