The current discussion about the proposed development on the Orangebrook Golf Course has brought up, again, the concept of ‘density.’ Just how many people can you put into a particular space and how to make them all fit. The conversation usually ends with the answer of going up. You can’t go left or right because there is already something there, but there usually isn’t anything above so build up and get more people to buy the units so the developer can make the money, more residents so the City can make the tax dollars, and round and round the cycle goes.

That whole thing about increasing the density being a good idea or bad is up to you decide. I just wanted to share this article I found 1971 regarding Hollywood Beach where the discussion is about what is an acceptable density of the development plans at the time.

The players, it seems, may change but the music is always the same.

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