Recipe for a well-planned community

In September, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners approved paying $80,000-$150,000 to consulting firm Matrix Design Group to create a District 4 Master Plan for the Navarre, Holley and Navarre Beach area. As development of that plan gets underway, the Navarre Press is taking a look at planning the future of Navarre.

As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true of community growth, and Navarre is no exception.

For decades the area has expanded without firm direction, and the results of that lack of foresight have begun to show. Unmaintained drainage infrastructure, utility needs that have outpaced companies, schools filled to near maximum and roads that are over their capacity by several thousand cars a day are just a few indicators of a growing dilemma.

Longtime community growth director and investor Quint Studer said he knows that programming a community’s future is key.

Read the full article in the Nov. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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