Developer appeals County Commission apartment decision
After nearly a year of street protests, petitions and a seemingly endless list of complaints, Safety Harbor activists rejoiced when the Pinellas County Commission struck down plans for a large, upscale apartment complex.
But the Richman Group, the West Palm Beach developers behind the project, filed an appeal for an administrative hearing Tuesday that essentially said: We're down, but we're not out.
"What my client wanted to do was build a nice residential community," said Ed Armstrong of Clearwater, attorney for the Richman Group. "You have an awful lot of policy makers and land use professionals that assessed this case, and they also came to the conclusion this change was appropriate."
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