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Florida Emerald Coast - 2012 Destin Year-End Review

Whether it was brainstorming by Destin’s leaders in the early ’90s, the formation of the Destin Harbor Task Force in 1999, the Destin Chamber of Commerce’s Vision 2000, or the formation of the Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency in 2003, a harbor boardwalk has been on the minds of city leaders for a long time. In 2012 it became a reality.
Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 14:02 PM.
In a year that saw Norriego Point take multiple shapes, 2012 was a witness to the boon and bane of progress.
Beach restoration made a significant jump forward. Helicopter tourism took off, sparking a public outcry and countywide moratorium on the industry.
Heavy construction equipment returned to Destin with early signs pointing to a redevelopment boom. And after decades of mere talk, the unified harbor boardwalk was born.
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