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Controversial apartment proposal clears next hurdle



Safety Harbor's most controversial proposed apartment complex has cleared yet another hurdle.

Residents Wednesday pleaded with the Pinellas Planning Council to block the 246-unit complex at the property of the former Firmenich Citrus Plant, citing fears the luxury complex would detract from Safety Harbor's quaint feel.

Yet the Council voted 8-5 to to approve the site, which must be downgraded from industrial, on State Road 590 east of McMullen-Booth Road. Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub was among those who voted in favor.

The proposal's next stop is the Pinellas County Commission, which will take up the issue May 7 at 9:30 a.m.





[Last modified: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:38pm]


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