Green Empire / Edition 1

Green Empire / Edition 1

by Kathryn Ziewitz, June Wiaz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813029511

ISBN-13: 9780813029511

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of Florida

The St. Joe Company owns nearly one million acres, mainly in northwestern Florida, where undeveloped coastal and riverside landscapes boast some of the state's most scenic and ecologically diverse areas. The company is a powerful force in the real-estate development of northwest Florida, with access to the most influential people in government. In Green Empire,…  See more details below

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The St. Joe Company owns nearly one million acres, mainly in northwestern Florida, where undeveloped coastal and riverside landscapes boast some of the state's most scenic and ecologically diverse areas. The company is a powerful force in the real-estate development of northwest Florida, with access to the most influential people in government. In Green Empire, Kathryn Ziewitz and June Wiaz explain how St. Joe is poised to permanently and drastically alter the landscape, environment, and economic foundation of the Panhandle, the state's last frontier. Based on hundreds of sources -- including company executives, board members, and investors as well as those outside the company -- this factual and objective history describes the St. Joe Company from the days of its founders to the workings and dealings of its present-day heirs. For all readers concerned with land use and growth management, particularly those with an interest in Florida's fragile wildlife and natural resources, Green Empire will generate important debate about an often-overlooked part of the state and will invite public scrutiny of its largest landowner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813029511
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Chronology
List of Abbreviations
1A Slice of Paradise1
2The Lay of the Land19
3Good Ol' Florida Sand and Mud35
4The Era of the St. Joe Paper Company51
5Pork Chop Emperor70
6Challenges to the Empire83
7A Company in Transition100
8The Making of a Real Estate Powerhouse120
9Liquidating the Storehouse of Value: More Deals and Deal Makers136
10From Trees to Towns and Grits to Godiva157
11Breaking Ground: South Wood as a Case Study185
12A Company Town in Flux199
13The Wish List230
14An Airport Taxis for Takeoff258
15St. Joe and the Growth Machine268
16The Two Bottom Lines: Profit and Quality of Life299
Notes317
Bibliography349
Index353

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