The Tallahassee-based real estate developer presented a plan to the committee for a 23-unit apartment complex in Railroad Square at the corner of West Seaboard Street and South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
“I just apologize on behalf of the city and the state that we haven’t created the conditions where this won’t happen, and I hope that we can get to a place where this kind of thing never happens again,” City Commissioner Jack Porter said.
“These are poor people. These are people that live on fixed income,” Burke said. “It was affordable when we got there. And then, all of a sudden, there was no way a person that lives on Social Security could live in the neighborhood.”