State law gives condo builder green light in Safety Harbor
Developers can build their controversial seven-story condominium downtown, and there's nothing opponents can do about it.
A little-known state law designed to stimulate a lagging economy gives the developers an extra two years to build at the high-visibility intersection of S Bayshore Boulevard and Main Street, though their city permits would have expired this year.
The news stunned residents who were prepared to rehash a bitter fight they lost five years ago, when a divided City Commission approved the plan for two stories of parking topped by five stories of residential units.
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