We went past Ft. Pierce on our way to Titusville by car this past January (2005) to see what a toll the two hurricanes in 2004 had taken. Harbourtown is pretty much intact, although they have had to do some work. But the Municipal Marina has been wiped out back to the sea wall, and even the inner slips look like the they've been damaged by boats getting up under them. There's a whole yard of boat parts up by the highway.
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killingzoe of Jensen Beach writes:
" are you a subway rep or somethin? nice info on, uh, subway. ft. pierceis a filthy town with filthy people, stay by the marina or you might get shot. aids capitol of the usa look it up"
So I looked it up. All I could find was a HUD announcement.
"Sixteen communities in north and central Florida will receive a total of $33,736,887 in federal assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stimulate local economies, produce affordable housing...
"The funding announced today includes: * $ 21,928,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.. HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program enables state and local governments to target their own economic development priorities. The rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest single use of the grants although CDBG is also an important catalyst for job growth and business opportunities for lower income families and neighborhoods."
Fort Pierce got $851,000. They didn't get any of the HIV+ housing money.
Personally I think Riviera Beach is far more dangerous outside the marina than Ft. Pierce.
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Less Development Than Other Places
Do you want your Florida to be full of condo towers, preferably lining beaches and restricting public access? Do you yearn for glitzy shopping, swank restaurants, and plutocratic mansions? Or do you demand constant techno-electric stimulation for children and children-at-heart? If that's what you want from Florida, you probably won't like Fort Pierce. Please stay away.
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