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Safety Harbor strikes deal with developers on new subdivision



On a former auto salvage yard at 2805 Rigsby Lane, developers plan to build a tree-lined cul-de-sac with 21 homes worth $300,000 or more each.


But to win approval from city commissioners Monday, Tarpon Springs-based Pioneer Homes had to meet the demands of one insistent neighbor: Hilda Van Vliet.

"I really believe there should be some kind of fencing required of the developer to keep his clients off our property," said Van Vliet, throwing a surprise wrench into a proposal that seemed poised to easily pass. "They promised us."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:39pm]


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