PSJ commissioners back to square one on affordable housing

Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

“Florida coastal affordable housing is notoriously difficult,” said Ballister. “It’s to be commended if you can make it happen.”

 While Magidson welcomed the recommendations, Anderson said Paces was exploring other ways of funding the project.

Also making news was the Golden Arches of David Costa’s McDonald’s at First Street and U.S. Highway 98. The sign is still in violation of the city’s sign ordinance and must be replaced with one much smaller.

Commissioner William Thursbay led off what has been an ongoing discussion with a motion to extend Costa’s deadline from Dec. 31 until the following year.

Magidson countered Thursbay’s motion asking why they should give Costa another year when he’d already had years to fix the sign.

Costa was in the crowd and took the podium to provide his side of the story.

Costa said that he had purchased the McDonald’s in January 2011 and was not told by the corporation that the sign was in violation.

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