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Engineered for Performance

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Garden District Cottages

The Garden District Cottage homes in Pensacola, Florida high-performing floors feature Soft Silence™ acoustical pads for noise reduction and added comfort.

Denser. Harder. Stronger.

100% Waterpoof
Enhanced Durability and dent resistance
Improved dimensional stability

919 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
929 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
939 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
949 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
959 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
969 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida
979 W. Gregory Pensacola, Florida

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National Home Builder Association

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NAHB serves the home building, development and remodeling industry by promoting policies that encourage the production of quality housing that meets the needs of families across the economic spectrum.

We stand for a safe workplace, cost-effective rules and regulations and sustainable construction practices.


The Home Builders Association of West Florida is a membership driven networking and advocacy group focused on the needs of the building & development industry and related business in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.

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The Importance of Parks

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PARKS
(Next in this blog series we will focus on edible landscaping!- Zone 9 in case you didn’t know!)

Razzle Dazzle FarmCOMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
Parks are complex elements of a city. They can serve scores of different uses, may be specialized in their function, or can simply provide visual appeal for residents. However they work, they act to define the shape and feel of a city and its neighborhoods. They also function as a conscious tool for revitalization.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. They are also a source of positive economic benefits. They enhance property values, increase municipal revenue, bring in homebuyers and workers, and attract retirees.

CREATE SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS
For those concerned that green spaces may foster crime and illegal activity, evidence now exists that the opposite may be true. When adjacent to residential areas, green spaces have been shown to create neighborhoods with fewer violent and property crimes and where neighbors tend to support and protect one another. The factors that explain these findings emphasize the importance of greenery in community and personal wellness.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with individuals and groups to achieve specific goals. For parks and open spaces, community engagement allows mayors and public officials to directly involve their constituencies in the ongoing design, planning and management of these resources. This process results in informed and engaged residents that feel better connected to their communities. While sometimes contentious, but more often productive and rewarding, community engagement is an essential ingredient of making successful urban open space.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
Just as growing communities need to upgrade and expand their built infrastructure of roads, sewers, and utilities, they also need to upgrade and expand their green infrastructure, the interconnected system of green spaces that conserves natural ecosystem values and functions, sustains clear air and water, and provides a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife. Green infrastructure is a community’s natural life support system, the ecological framework needed for environmental and economic sustainability.

HELP CHILDREN LEARN
Childhood is a holistic process, different for each individual child. Many children do not learn effectively exclusively within a classroom. They need alternative, hands-on learning environments to match their varied learning styles. Parks can help.

PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH
People value the time they spend in city parks, whether walking a dog, playing basketball, or having a picnic. Along with these expected leisure amenities, parks can also provide measurable health benefits, from providing direct contact with nature and a cleaner environment, to opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. A telephone survey conducted for the American Public Health Association found that 75 percent of adults believe parks and recreation must play an important role in addressing America’s obesity crisis.

PROMOTE THE ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS
Urban parks have always been an important setting for arts and cultural programs. During the late 19th centruy, parks commonly hosted musical events. By the beginning of the 20th century, dance, theatre, and even the new medium of film began to be represented in parks programming.

TOURISM
Public parks are often the “engine” that drives tourism in many communities. In a simplified tourism model, visitors use some mode of transportation to leave their homes and travel to attractions, which are supported by various kinds of services, such as hotels/motels, restaurants, and retailing. The attractions and support services provide information and promote their offerings to target groups they have identified as potential visitors.

SMART GROWTH
Parks are commonly thought of as the venue for “fun and games,” but that is only one role they play in a metropolitan environment. Urban parks, which broadly include parkland, plazas, landscaped boulevards, waterfront promenades, and public gardens, significantly define the layout, real estate value, traffic flow, public events, and the civic culture of our communities. With open spaces, our cities and neighborhoods take on structure, beauty, breathing room and value.

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Blount Redevelopment, Pensacola, FL

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Update: These new homes are now for sale.  More information can be found in regards to the Garden District Cottages in Pensacola, Florida at: www.GardenDistrictCottages.com or by sending an email to: info@pars-co.net

Downtown Pensacola New Construction
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Former Blount School Property Sale and Redevelopment Proposal No.: 17-021

ParsCo Selected For Blount Project: Ricksblog.biz
Thirty New Homes Coming to Former Blount site- Pulse Gulf Coast
Affordable Housing For Professionals on the Table- Pensacola News Journal
Townhall meeting on June 1, 2017, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on 625 N D Street- Rick Outzen’s InWeekly 
Inweekly/’Pensacola Speaks’ Listening Tour June 1- Podcast by Rick Outzen on iTunes
City Council Meeting Pensacola- June 8, 2017

 

Public input regarding the 30 workforce housing builds on the Blount School Property at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL August 28, 2017

Our proposal includes a workforce diversification plan.
Careers at ParsCo

www.gardendistrictcottages.com

ParsCo Selected for Blount project downtown Pensacola, Florida

Ranking Matrix

Garden District Cottages For Sale Pensacola

Blount School Site Could Start Before June– PNJ 2/4/2018
Blount School Project is now Garden District Cottages– 6/14/2018

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10 Steps in Building a New Home

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Custom Home Builder Pensacola

For those wondering how building a house works, here is an overview of the major steps involved. These may vary somewhat, depending on individual decisions, location and circumstance.

  • Budget: From the beginning, homeowners should know how much they can spend. This will serve as a limiting factor for size, build type, interior features and customization. At the start of the project, it will not be possible to itemize, but that should come later.
  • Purchase Property: May people begin the process with property on which to build a home. Otherwise, purchasing land will be an integral early step. Choosing the best possible location is crucial because it is one of the few things about the home that cannot readily be changed later.
  • Choose Construction Method: When deciding between custom, modular or developer and builder construction projects, budget will play a role in this decision. Multiple estimates are recommended, especially for those who are uncertain what type they would prefer. For modular homes, this can often be done online.
  • Plans/Design: Many people neglect to take this into account in budgeting. Plans for building a home and designs are not cheap. For those building a larger or high-end home, the planning stage can be especially expensive. However, this is the part of the process where dreams begin to become reality, allowing people to view their future home in drawings and sketches for the first time.
  • Permits and Inspection: This portion may be better handled by permit services or general contractors and builders, as they are aware of what it takes to build a home. Permits are a complicated and time-consuming part of building a home. Inspections can be nerve-rattling for those unaccustomed to them. The home will generally receive several inspections throughout the building process, helping to prevent costly errors later in the life of the home.
  • Construction Insurance: Prior to groundbreaking, purchasing construction insurance is a good idea to protect the investment.
  • Begin Construction: Construction includes a vast number of steps that range from site preparation to rough plumbing, electrical and roofing tasks. The construction stage will likely involve scores of professionals, each adding their own expertise from building houses previously.
  • Final Inspection: This step is a last examination of the home to determine that it matches the submitted plans and that construction is up to local building codes. The inspection is necessary to receive permission to occupy the home.
  • Landscaping: After the home is complete, the yard will be landscaped to add to the beauty and appeal of the home. This can include putting down sod, planting trees and shrubs and even adding decorative walkways and other elements. Some of this process may depend on seasonal factors.

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Pre-Construction 101

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Generally speaking, investing in pre-construction real estate lets you get in on the “ground floor” of a development – then provides a number of potentially lucrative exit strategies. Best of all, the process requires a minimum amount of cash exposure.

Pre-construction investing also allows the buyer two opportunities at which to “sell out” of the property, as well as the ability to hold the asset for personal use or rental income.

The Process:
Reservation period. Simply put down a small, fully refundable deposit (usually about $10,000), and reserve a home/lot/unit in a planned project. This entitles you to the first right of refusal on a specific property of your choice. While price, square footage and amenities are subject to change, they rarely – if ever – do. Either way, you always retain the right to recover the deposit at any time and walk away with 100% of your cash.
Right of Rescission. Once the developer has worked out the details of the project, then you will receive a package of documents (“docs”) that define your unit/home/lot price, square footage, homeowners’ association dues, and other details. At this point, you have 15 days to review the documents and – once you’re satisfied – prepare to sign and fund a contract on the property.

Hard Contract.
At the time you decide to move forward and sign a contract, you’ll be responsible for 20% of the purchase price. If you choose, you can furnish 10% of that amount in cash – and submit a Letter of Credit (LOC) for the remainder. A Letter of Credit is a document obtained from your bank that certifies your ability to cover the defined amount. It is neither a line of credit nor a secured note – so you won’t have to service it as you would a debt. What’s more, during hard contract there are no other fees or payments due (such as HOA dues, maintenance or interest). You can simply sit back and wait for construction to be completed.

Completion.
At the project’s completion (also known as “CO” for “certificate of occupancy”), the process becomes very much like closing on any other property. Finally, you get to walk through your property for the first time. Once it meets with your approval, you then arrange for your own financing as you see fit. Once you own the property, it’s yours to use as you like. Some people build and/or move right in and start enjoying beach living. Others furnish the property and make them available for rental through a management company. While some manage their rental assets themselves, you may also be able to choose from one of several qualified management companies.

Pre-construction is just that simple.

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7 Questions to Ask Your Architect Before You Hire Them

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Choosing your architect isn’t a decision you should take lightly. The person you select will be the brains behind your project, an invaluable problem solver, a good listener, and the one keeping your budget on track.

We will work closely with your architect to ensure the design is within budget and feasible. We’ve provided you with 7 questions to ask your architect before you hire them.

Pensacola Florida Renovation Contractor and Architect

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Residentail Contractor and Residentail Architect Pensacola

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1. What Are the Biggest Challenges and Attractions of This Job?

2. Do You Have a Signature Style?

3. Who Will Design My Project?

4. What Project Management Services Do You Provide?

5. How Do You Charge?

6. Can You Provide Three-Dimensional Drawings?

7. Will You Recommend a General Contractors?

Good architects can recommend the best and most reliable general contractors in your area and can help you evaluate portfolios and bids.

That’s awesome for the homeowner, since it means you won’t have to do another big search to find the right contractor.

Check out Dalrymple Sallis Architecture in Pensacola, Florida for additional information regarding the scopes of architecture, or contact us to get started!

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