New accommodations arrive at Mexico Beach
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – New housing is coming to Mexico Beach. The St. Joe Company clears over 500 acres of land as it begins the first phase of a new planned community.
What is currently a pile of earth will soon be the site of more than 40 townhouses. This is a big step forward for Mexico Beach, which continues to recover from Hurricane Michael. Mayor Al Cathey said housing has been a problem since the storm, and even more difficult with the base of the future underway just down the road.
“Remember we are only 12 minutes from the main gate with no traffic lights so I think this housing development will definitely be an asset to Tyndall Air Force Base in giving these people a place to be. come and be a part of our wonderful community at the same time, ”said Cathey.
That’s why representatives of the St. Joe Company said there was no better time to innovate.
“This is not a passing neighborhood. It is for full time residents. We imagine it is a mix of military families near Tyndall Air Force Base, families, retirees and people looking to establish permanent residence in Mexico Beach, ”said Mike Kerrigan, Marketing Director of St. Joe’s Company.
Huge development in a small seaside town is not without its concerns, however, Mayor Cathey said residents have nothing to fear.
“We are a coastal community with a quality of life that is not for sale. When you put this in perspective, we use the words, quaint, unique, and charming. We have character and we love what we have, it means something to us, ”said Cathey.
Representatives from St. Joe have stated that this picturesque community will not be marred by this project.
“We are developing this project in a way that respects the charm and uniqueness of Mexico Beach,” Kerrigan said.
This is just the beginning. The St. Joe Company plans to build more townhouses, apartments, single-family homes, and even a downtown area, in hopes that the community will evolve for years to come.
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