Dunedin's downtown Gateway project wins final approval
Six years after it appeared a bad economy might doom the project, city commissioners have approved the Gateway, a $15 million retail and housing development that will anchor the east end of Dunedin's popular Main Street.
The three-story complex will have 124 apartments and 24,500 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. It will sit at the junction of Main Street and Milwaukee Avenue on just over four acres owned by the city.
Construction will begin by August 2014 and finish in a year.
Commissioners unanimously approved the project's architectural design, development agreement between the city and Pizzuti, and a ground lease and purchase option.
But Mayor Dave Eggers voted no on Pizzuti's plan to satisfy the city's requirement that builders donate parkland, saying that the requirement is too tough.Read details on the vote here.