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Dunedin seeks ways to welcome RVers



DUNEDIN - Hundreds of Dunedin residents recently fought to keep RV camping out of Honeymoon Island State Park — and won. But with all the hubbub, the city wants to make sure it doesn’t come off as unfriendly to RV users.

To that end, officials met were scheduled to meet today to explore whether there might be a more appropriate place for a small, luxury RV park within the city limits.

Dunedin planning and development director Greg Rice said he’s confident the visitors that such an amenity might bring could help generate profits for the city and area businesses.

“The question is does the community want to bring some of those individuals in and, if so, where would we park them?” Rice said.

“I think you’d have to have an attraction, whether that be downtown or the beaches,” he said, “because that’s the point of RV parks — so visitors will visit city businesses and see the sights.”

Officials with two statewide RV groups say they'd support camp space in Dunedin. A Dunedin commissioner, who's an RV owner, said she needs convincing that the idea is a good one.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:44pm]


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