How far is this trend going ? We have MSTU, MSBU, now Prop Fair Share. There are 2 Floridas. The old "redneck" ag based one and the newer northern migration fed one. The newer it is, the more affluent it is. The politicians won't raise taxes across the board to pay for the needed infrastructure and the disproportionately high tax load on the newcomers is still not enough money to do the job. There is a class of people in Florida who are at subsistence levels, so now the counties are going to fee based improvements.
The trend to "gated communities" is accelerating. ( or seems to be ) These gated communities have a large measure of autonomy and the developers have enormous latitude in running things until 95% of the lots are sold. In fact they write the law governing the community and I have been astounded by the deference shown the developers by the courts. The counties have an interest in this trend because upscale development pays more taxes and private roads will not be county maintained. We seem to be headed to a society like Mexico where the wealthy live behind concrete walls topped by broken glass to protect them from the riff-raff. This is not the America of my youth. I think it is being fed by higher crime rates fueled by drug use. Property crime is rampant in my County. They steal the street signs for scrap metal and take the plants out of the ground in new subdivisions, yet my county boasts a low crime rate.
The "service people" can't afford housing.
The gated communities aren't going to allow public traffic through their areas.
Where is this heading and what is the view of Florida planners ?