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Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

Tiger Point golf neighbors wary of development

The owners of homes near the defunct west course of Tiger Point Golf Club are expressing concern they may have new neighbors—either a public school or a sizable housing development. The former course, now vacant, is being studied as a possible school site while its owner—the City of Gulf Breeze—awaits prospective bids on the 47-acre […]

Tiger Point residents gird for golf course fight

Tiger Point residents gird for golf course fight

Disappointed that Santa Rosa County commissioners have allowed the City of Gulf Breeze to renege on promises to rehab the defunct west course of its Tiger Point Golf Club, area residents vow to take the lead in pressing for compliance. The 180 or so owners of houses adjacent to the club will get a chance […]

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Work to give a 1.6-mile stretch of Navarre Parkway a face-lift is coming to a close this month. The road median beautification project is proceeding on schedule to be completed by the June 30 deadline, just in time for the July 4th weekend. The project is a joint effort by Santa Rosa County and the […]

Commissioners approve preliminary plat for large subdivision

Commissioners approve preliminary plat for large subdivision

Santa Rosa County Commissioners March 26 approved the preliminary plat for a large subdivision planned for Soundside Drive. Critics say stormwater issues in the low-lying area could be problematic. “Water quality folks are very concerned; so am I,” District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson said at the board’s March 23 committee meeting. “I’ll be interested in […]

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

Candidates speak in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and United Peninsula Association hosted a candidate forum Aug. 11 that included invites to all statewide candidates, as well as candidates for Congress, the Florida House of Representatives, Circuit Judge and Santa Rosa County Commission and School Board. “There are so many more races on the ballot than county […]

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

A company looking to develop about 185 acres along Soundside Drive invited nearby property owners to an informational meeting July 31 in an effort to alleviate concerns many had expressed prior to the county’s zoning board meeting in June. About 60 people arrived at the meeting opposed to the company’s rezoning request that would allow smaller lots sizes on […]

UPA president resigns

UPA president resigns

Don Richards officially resigned as president of the United Peninsula Association  at a meeting at the Tiger Point Golf Club Tuesday night. “This is my fifth and final year on the board,” Richards said. “I cannot continue past this meeting as the president. We really need to have someone step up.” No members volunteered for the […]