County commissioners strike down Safety Harbor apartment plan
The Pinellas County Commission dealt a surprising death blow Tuesday to a high-end apartment complex poised for construction in Safety Harbor.
The unanimous decision to deny a rezoning from industrial to residential shocked and invigorated dozens of Safety Harbor residents who protested and petitioned for more than nine months, even as the proposal survived Safety Harbor's City Commission and won approval from various other boards.
Some commissioners said Tuesday their decision was based on concerns the county is gradually losing its industrial property and becoming "a bedroom community" with few jobs.
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