Condo Owner

Spring 2017

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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condo owner • S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 www.condo-owner.com 12 within the city limits. According to Destin Public Services Director/ City Engineer David Campbell, the connector's final section could be completed by 2022. Once completed, the connector will stretch between Danny Wuerffel Way to the east and Stahlman Avenue to the west. The last part of the project will be a two-lane, 0.4-mile-long section between Benning and Beach drives, passing through the area of Anna Street, Sandalwood Court and Sandalwood Drive. Second-Floor Balcony Collapses, Injuring Eleven Eleven people were hospitalized, two of them with significant injuries when a wooden balcony collapsed in early March. The seasonal residents were at the Sandpiper Cove Condominiums at 775 Gulf Shore Drive celebrating an 82-year-old's birthday when the second floor balcony collapsed and the snowbirds, originally hailing from Indiana and Kentucky, fell to ground level. Firefighters, Okaloosa County Sheriff's depu- ties and EMS arrived at the scene of what Destin Battalion Chief Mark Hutchinson deemed to be a catastrophic balcony collapse, reported North- west Florida Daily News. Investigators are not yet certain why the collapse occurred, but will be taking a closer look at it. Sandpiper Cove is a 43-acre resort featuring 1,100 feet of private beachfront, as well as five swimming pools, three hot tubs and a nine-hole golf course. Destin Snowbird Club President Dean Harper told Northwest Florida Daily News that quite a few snowbirds flock to Sandpiper Cove during winter months. panama city beach Southwest Airlines Adding Flights To Chicago, Austin Southwest Airlines is adding direct flights to Chicago and Austin, Texas from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. The once- a-day flights on Saturdays will start in June and continue through August. "We're going to be able to have a lot more choices this summer and it's going to be a whole lot more convenient for those coming and going from our community," Airport Executive Direc- tor Parker McClellan told WHJG. With the addition of Chicago and Austin, Southwest will operate 13 flights a day to seven markets on Saturdays. Other direct markets headlines

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