Civic Initiatives

Howard Group is committed to responsible, sustainable growth and development.

The company is dedicated to improving infrastructure in Northwest Florida, such as underground utilities, and beautifying public spaces through roadway landscaping. Howard Group continues to identify ways to preserve our natural resources, to improve the education system, and to enhance the community experience. The company invests significant time, effort, and resources in pursuing these initiatives for the betterment of the entire community.

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“Developers have an obligation to be responsible to their community because we are unequivocally impacting people’s lives—both those here today and those who will live here in the future.”
Keith Howard
Keith Howard
Chairman and CEO
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Community Initiatives We Support

Master Planning

  • Improvements to Land Development Code
  • Improved Enforcement of Codes
  • Mobility Plan
  • Tree Preservation Ordinance

Transportation Improvements

  • Widening of US 98
  • Harbor Blvd. Redesign
  • Destin Crosstown Connector
  • Development and Expansion of Transit Systems
  • Maximization of Pedestrian and Cyclist Facilities
  • Inlet Beach Pedestrian Underpass

Other Infrastructure Improvements

  • Undergrounding Utilities
  • Expansion of Broadband

Beautification Initiatives

  • Median Landscaping
  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Public Art Initiatives

Family-friendly Environment

  • Destin High School
  • Decommercialization of Crab Island
  • Park and Recreational Facility Expansion
  • Expansion of Higher Education System


Civic Capital Campaigns