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County to consider controversial Safety Harbor apartment proposal



A controversial proposal to build a 246-unit apartment complex in Safety Harbor survived the city commission, but has two more hurdles to clear in the coming weeks.

The Pinellas Planning Council and Pinellas County Commission also have to approve the project for it to go forward, which requires a zoning change. The Planning Council will meet April 10 at 3 p.m. and the Commission will meet May 7 at 9:30 a.m., both at 315 Court Street in Clearwater.

Safety Harbor residents rallied for months to squash plans for the proposed luxury apartment complex on State Road 590 east of McMullen-Booth Road, but city commissioners approved the proposal 3-2 in February.

"In case you're of the opinion this is finished, it's only finished when you stop speaking," said Commissioner Nancy Besore, who opposes the complex.




[Last modified: Monday, April 8, 2013 2:31pm]


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