Port Commission Seeks Input on Lots to Be Sold

Port commissioners are sponsoring an outdoor listening session for the public at one of the residential properties the commission intends to sell. The session will be this evening (August 28) from 5-7 p.m. at the vacant wooded lot next to 501 Escambia St. There will be no presentations, but commissioners will be on hand to field questions and discuss the sale process. They will have aerial maps showing the parcels, and there will be a collection box for written comments that will be tabulated and presented at the next commission meeting.

Representatives of the Historic District Council will be present, as well. Commission chairman Danny Fullwood has stated that the commission will put deed restrictions on the parcels “to make sure what is built on those lots will be acceptable to the neighborhood and follow historic district guidelines.”

Citizens wishing to register a comment but who are unable to attend the session may email comments to the commission chair at [email protected] and copy Tammi Kosack of the Historic District Commission at [email protected].

The Historic Commission recommends that deed restrictions include minimum 50-foot wide lots, detached single household structures only and architecture that reflects surrounding historic homes.