Key West Citizen: Sigsbee Park opens to civilian renters

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Key West, FL , August 28, 2017 | comments

Looking for a three-bedroom house with plenty of green space in a well-secured community?

The private company that manages housing for Naval Air Station Key West may have just the ticket for you as it announced it will begin accepting qualified civilian applicants at Sigsbee Park, much to the delight of local and state political leaders.

And the Navy hopes to the delight of Key West civilians looking for housing as well.

Specifically, Balfour Beatty is opening roughly 20 three-bedroom units on Sept. 1 to those who qualify with the monthly rents likely to range between $2,500 and $3,000.

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Key West Commissioner Sam Kaufman, whose District 2 includes Sigsbee Park, and U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Homestead) welcomed the news. Both have been vocal in their work to get more housing open on Sigsbee Park.

“Opening up these units will provide some much needed relief to the Key West community,” Curbelo said. “Addressing the lack of affordable housing throughout the Keys, especially in Key West, is something I have been committed to working on since I was first elected to represent our community in Congress. Not only does the affordable housing crisis affect local residents and businesses, but it also hinders the Keys’ full potential by restricting the growth of new investments.”

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