Friday, August 17, 2007

Four Stages of Development

The Key West Neighborhood Association web site brings this to our attention.

KWNA asks, "And we can't help wondering, in as nice a way as possible, of course, if any of our politicians are aware of
these trends. And more importantly, whether any of them have an inclination to help us avoid the negative effects of these trends. Stay tuned!"

Key West is pretty clearly in Stage 3 and headed for Stage 4. Is that what we all want? Well, is it?


Anonymous said...

Not a bad analysis, but what it lacks is stage 5....

What is the next step after stage 4, which is where I think we are.

In many ways, stage 5 is the most crucial, because by stage 3, it is too late to turn the tide.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing, of course, that everyone who reads this blog was a full-time resident back in the days when Key West was at Stage 1.

Anonymous said...

It's OK to laugh it up, but....
when the number of restaurants in a resort community is DECREASING,
when there is a substantial number of commercial locations empty and GOING BEGGING, when we hear popular grocery stores are closing, etc., this means that we are going headlong into Stage Four.

And has one candidate for public office talked about this yet this year?

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