Monday, April 4, 2016

Winds of Change


The owner/developer of the Inn on Fifth has a vision for the redevelopment of Naples'
premier restaurant and shopping street.  He has bought up several older properties that
are only one story high. to replace with denser, higher and fancier development,
including residences on the upper floors.


I have mixed feelings.  I like the current mix, but change is inevitable.
Is it too fast?  Is it the right change?  Time will tell.

13 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Hmm, sounds bad I think.

Andy said...

Change is inevitable and sometimes difficult to handle when it is in your neighbourhood.

Kate said...

Seems that change is inevitable and imaginative minds are always at work. I think I'd prefer the mix, too. Too much modernity is always boring.

William Kendall said...

I've come to the conclusion that the word of a developer is absolutely worthless these days.

Karl Demetz said...

Hmmm... I have mixed feelings with these "changes"...

Taken For Granted said...

Any time someone attempts to establish a really great restaurant it can't be all bad. But high rise residential development is always problematic.

RedPat said...

The street will lose that wonderful flavour that it has now.

joo said...

I have mixed feelings as well, but it's going on everywhere

Tanya Breese said...

i normally dislike the idea of change but then end up liking it after it's all done!

Michelle said...

Something similar happened where my parents live in Florida. It's okay, but I think it looked better the old way. Seems like you can't stop change.

LOLfromPasa said...

You never know...it might turn out okay.

Dianne said...

You're right Jack ... it's a wait & see situation. I've been quite outspoken about some of the changes in my city but have had to eat my words.

Kay said...

These things can be nice if they're well done. Sometimes they can gentrify an area beyond the means of people who work there (and might otherwise live there as well). And then there's inevitable traffic and congestion. Yes, time will tell.