NAIOP of Northwest Florida represents developers, owners, and related professionals in office, industry, retail, and mixed use real estate in our area. On Nov. 8, its board sent out this statement regarding the fish hatchery:
Today at its monthly Board Meeting, NAIOP of Northwest Florida unanimously passed a resolution calling on the CRA to follow the established processes for redevelopment in the Urban Core.
As the voice of commercial real estate in our area, NAIOP’s Board Members are concerned that State and Local government would not follow the same rules and procedures set forth for private commercial development. NAIOP has long advocated for an even playing field in the development process, including clear development procedures and adherence to land development codes and all State regulations.
The NAIOP Board urges the CRA to closely examine the process regarding the Fish Hatchery project and hold itself, the City, and the State accountable to those rules and procedures.