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Belleview Biltmore zoning tweaks, citizen honor on Tuesday agenda



The Belleair Town Commission on Tuesday will discuss possible changes staff should make to Belleview Biltmore rezoning proposal ahead of a March 25 commission vote.

Current zoning on the Biltmore site allows only for a hotel or single-family homes. But last month, commissioners decided they would consider new zoning categories a developer could apply for if he or she wanted to tear down the historic structure to build either condos or a mixed-use project that might include a portion of the 117-year-old hotel.

City leaders on Tuesday will discuss possible tweaks to the density, unit sizes and height bonuses proposed as part of RM-10, a zoning category that would allow 10 residential units per acre on the hotel site. Town staff expects to separately present the mixed-use proposal for discussion purposes only in April.

Two public hearings and votes would be required before either is approved.

Commissioners also will discuss on Tuesday how to honor John J. Osborne, the late Belleair man who willed the town $4 million that officials used to buy the town-owned Belleview Biltmore Golf Course. Ideas include adding Osborne’s name to the golf clubhouse, town hall, a public works building, park or street.

[Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 3:55pm]


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