Affordable housing agreement approved

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 09:23 AM.

A market study commissioned by the Foundation indicated an existing estimated need for 74 family housing units as well as a substantial need for senior units. The Foundation is determining the economic feasibility of various unit counts to determine the number of units to be built in the first phase.

The MOU contemplates that this would be an initial phase of affordable housing and future development of affordable housing will be linked to overall growth in the county and city markets in the coming years.

Lighthouse relocation bids

The bids for relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse were opened last week and the city is gazing at a bill well in excess of assembled funds.

While eight firms picked up bid packets and attended the pre-bid conference, only two, Worth Contracting, Inc. and Cathey Construction, submitted sealed bids by last Thursday.

The low bid, from Worth, came in at $520,000 to move the four city-owned structures – the lighthouse, two keepers’ quarters and oil house – and erect them at George Core Park.

The bid is to move the structures over roadway.

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