Commissioners Poised to Approve Plan to Tackle St. Johns County’s Affordable Housing Woes

St. Johns County commissioners will vote on a plan aimed at improving its affordable housing crisis. While St. Johns is one of the wealthiest counties in Florida, it’s among the fastest growing and has a low affordable housing inventory. Northrop Grumman and Flagler Health are struggling to find workers due to a lack of affordable housing. The failure to address this issue could impact recruitment for the sheriff’s office. As it stands, the county’s workforce housing laws are seen as too strict by home builders. Proposed adjustments include the maximum initial sales price of workforce housing moved to $260,000, reduced…

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St. Johns County Commissioners Push for Completion of CR 210 Project by Developer

Local residents in St. Johns County are experiencing traffic congestion due to a bottleneck on County Road 210. The County Commissioners blame Beachwalk, a nearby development, for not widening the road causing residents to have difficulty accessing Interstate 95 and other areas. The commissioners voted to sue the developer for not fulfilling their obligations. The developer claimed they were asked to stop the project by a former division manager with St. Johns County Transportation Development. However, this claim was denied by the County Commission Chairman Christian Whitehurst. Local residents are hoping the project will be completed soon. CLICK TO READ…

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St. Augustine City Manager announces retirement

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St. Johns County commissioners vote down public housing authority proposal, says it could change character of county

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