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St Pete 2.0 – Through the housing lens with Karl Nurse

Joe Hamilton



Karl Nurse
Despite not winning a seat on the Pinellas County School Board, Karl Nurse will continue to advocate for causes he's passionate about, such as affordable housing and education.

We’re a decade into St. Pete’s renaissance. So what lies on the other side of St. Pete’s potential? In our series, St. Pete 2.0, we’re exploring elevating St. Pete to the ‘next level’. We’re asking business and civic leaders for their vision of what it means to realize our potential as a city. We’re exploring what we have to do to get there.

In this installment of St. Pete 2.0, former City Councilmember Karl Nurse stops by the Catalyst studio to share his insight on housing in our city.  With over 9 years of service on the Council, Nurse has had a front row seat for our civic evolution. In this discussion we cover a wide range of housing topics including:  

  • Why increased density makes sense for high traffic roads 
  • Who we are building for, demographically
  • How transit impacts housing
  • The true cost of home and car ownership
  • Walking the line between building and preserving
  • Solar energy and looking forward 

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    Charles Radigan

    July 9, 2019at8:23 am

    Just listened to an interview with Karl Nurse.
    I am a long term St. Pete resident with a passion for affordable housing and I am an advocate for solar energy.
    I have been rehabbing homes mostly along Central Ave for six years. I feel like I am part of the problem because I turn $90,000 houses into $200,000 houses.
    I would like to find better ways to use my experience and capital to make a bigger dent in the affordable housing market.
    I would love to talk to Karl Nurse and get hooked up with other advocates to get some direction.
    One of my biggest obstacles is that I don’t have a GC license.

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