Aragon

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Aragon is a new urbanist traditional neighborhood located in downtown Pensacola between 9th Avenue and Florida Blanca Street, formerly the site of the Aragon Court housing project.

The residential section of Aragon contains about 129 lots with six basic building types: Townhouses, Cottages, Park Houses, Sideyard Houses, Small Cottages, and Row Houses.[1] A mixed-use area called Privateer's Alley with hold an additional 12 lots.

A video tour of Aragon can be seen at PensacolaForYou's Aragon Pensacola page.

Development[edit]

The $35 million project was conceived in 1995 by the Aragon Group, made up of developers Jim Reeves, Robert Boothe, Bob Montgomery and Reeves' daughter Michelle MacNeil, whose firm Architectural Affairs designed most of the houses. Their plan for the 20-acre site, previously occupied by the Aragon Court housing project, was selected by the Community Redevelopment Agency in June 1998 over two competing proposals.[2] After a series of delays, the Aragon Group purchased the land from the City of Pensacola for $914,000 on July 26, 1999.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. Architectural Affairs
  2. "Aragon work lags behind demand." Pensacola News Journal, June 2, 1999.
  3. "Groundbreaking `almost here' for Aragon project." Pensacola News Journal, July 27, 1999.