PBPost: Will proposed upscale ‘row houses’ benefit whole Hobe Sound community?



From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: A newly proposed gated community of 92 upscale “row houses,” priced from the high $200,000s to the middle $300,000s, has south Martin County residents talking. The townhouses would be built between U.S. 1 and the predominately African-American neighborhood of Banner Lake, in Hobe Sound’s Community Redevelopment Area.

Some wonder if expensive row houses belong in a CRA. Others worry that plopping a fancy gated community next to a neighborhood faced with challenges is asking for trouble. Banner Lake has had problems with drugs. Some 30-year residents remain in the historic community, but other longtime residents have fled to safer neighborhoods.

For the complete entry: http://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/10/04/will-proposed-upscale-row-houses-benefit-whole-hobe-sound-community/

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