Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3-2 VOTE on 108 Bridge Street Rezoning
DAVID CORNEAL won a Pyrrhic victory July 27 at City Commission, rezoning 108 Bridge Street. He got approval to build apartments. CORNEAL appealed to "Native St. Augustine" nonresidents; KKK-style hatred of renters in pushing his $500/night hotel for the former DOW MUSEUM OF HISTORIC HOMES. In winning approval for permantizing rentals right down the street, the steatopygous Pennsylvanian showed the emptiness of his arguments -- that if Commissioners did not support a DOW PUD, he would rent out the buildings to "anyone." Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline and Mayor Nancy Shaver both both voted "no" twice, against rezoning and against a comprehensive plan amendment.