Collier County is home to the most expensive housing market in Florida. This week, commissioners voted to allow more developments with affordable homes. Business owners in Naples and the surrounding cities are having a tough time finding enough workers who can afford to live in Collier County. So after years of complaints, commissioners voted unanimously to approve four developments that contain more than 350 affordable homes and condominiums. Collier Commission chairman Frank Halas says it’s something they needed to do.
“It’s not the total answer but at least it’s a start. And we’re really looking for the public sector to jump on board this thing and help assist these communities down here in Southwest Florida in regards to addressing affordable housing.”
Halas spoke on WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live. The vote ended a stalemate with developers when commissioners approved the first rezoning requests in almost four months.
Thursday, May 23rd
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