BLD Group Breaks Floor on Two Backyard-Model Condo Communities Totaling 528-Models in Panama Metropolis Seaside and Fort Myers, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The BLD Group broke ground for Sunnyside Apartments and V2 Apartments, two garden-style apartment communities in Panama City Beach and Fort Myers, Florida, respectively.

The Sunnyside Apartments comprise 220 apartment buildings on the Panama City Beach Highway. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community also has easy access to Pier Park in downtown Panama City and is about a 5-minute walk to the beach.

The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in autumn 2022.

The V2 Apartments comprise 308 apartment buildings on Winkler Avenue. The community will include one, two and three-room apartments.

The project’s amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, clubhouse, BBQ area, game room, local market, dog park, and private work booths. The community will also include a club-quality gym with a yoga / pilates studio.

The apartment interiors include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors throughout the living area, tile backsplashes, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, tile shower stalls, and linen closets.

The community will have easy access to downtown Fort Myers and I-75. The project is expected to welcome the first move-ins in winter 2022.

Inside investigation into cash spent on Panama Metropolis Seaside park

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WJHG / WECP) – Improvements to a park in Panama City Beach resulted in an internal investigation by the city.

The same matter is also the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit by former Panama City Beach City manager Tony O’Rourke.

O’Rourke claims public funds have been spent to make major improvements to Popeye Park, which is privately owned. He also claims he was fired in February after raising concerns about mismanagement and abuse of public funds.

Holland and Knight law firm was hired by the city that month to conduct an internal investigation into the Popeye Park issue.

The results were announced at the city council meeting on Thursday. Summarizing the results, there was no evidence that employees knew of a property problem at the start of the park improvements.

The company continues that the park improvements are serving a public purpose; However, Holland and Knight say that part of city law has been violated when it comes to budget and procurement rules.

The law firm recommends that the city hire a pre-emptive procurement officer who has compulsory training on purchasing power and who disciplines, but does not finish, the city’s current director of parks and recreation, Jim Ponek.

Vice Mayor Geoff McConnell believes the internal investigation speaks for itself.

“It was very detailed and tedious,” said McConnell. “I think it clearly shows that the city has not violated any state or federal laws. I want to thank Holland and Knight for doing a fantastic job and being incredibly thorough. “

McConnell says he trusts current city administrator Drew Whitman to properly stop disciplining Ponek. He says a decision will be made in the next few weeks.

Holland and Knight did not investigate the circumstances and potential legal issues related to O’Rourke’s February 11 termination.

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