James A. Parker

Williamson to Cole: Stay out of my district

Williamson to Cole: Stay out of my district

A procedural approval for Creet’s Landing subdivision turned to tension among county commissioners and residents of Whispering Pines Boulevard. During the board’s regular meeting on July 26, District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson accused Commission Chairman Bob Cole of inserting himself into issues in Williamson’s district during discussion of the Creet’s Landing project. The highly contentious […]

Santa Rosa to gamble $2 million on industrial park building

Santa Rosa to gamble $2 million on industrial park building

When Garner Economics LLC presented a five-year blueprint for Santa Rosa County’s economic development, owner Jay Garner coined a simple phrase: “No product, no project.” County Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree heeded that advice. Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

Fight over four houses highlights bigger problems

Fight over four houses highlights bigger problems

Technically, it came down to four houses, but there was much more at stake. That was the position of a crowd of Whispering Pines Boulevard residents who addressed the Board of County Commissioners Dec. 14. Those residents left largely unhappy. Both of the PUDs (Planned Unit Developments) proposed along Whispering Pines were halted that night, […]

Past, present leave Whispering Pines residents riled

Past, present leave Whispering Pines residents riled

Proposed development of an apartment complex on Whispering Pines Boulevard has been nixed according to District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson. Williamson addressed a handful of concerned citizens Monday night at the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center ahead of an upcoming vote by the Board of County Commissioners on the issue Under consideration were two […]

Whispering Pines development: apartments no, subdivision yes

Whispering Pines development: apartments no, subdivision yes

It was standing room only Nov. 9 at the Tiger Point Community Center as roughly 100 people showed up to speak out against two developments along Whispering Pines Boulevard being considered by the county Zoning Board. The crowd succeeded in securing unanimous rejection of one of the developments, Sanctuary Apartments. But that denial is not […]

New apartments, subdivision being considered

New apartments, subdivision being considered

Navarre’s continued growth is a known trend, and the influx of residents means an increased demand for housing. Among the potential developments is a proposed new apartment complex on Whispering Pines Boulevard. The Sanctuary Apartments would be a 164-unit, seven building complex located at the northern end of Whispering Pines Boulevard just south of Pouder […]