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Tarpon Springs voters to decide sale of nursing home property for assisted living



The city may have a buyer for its most valuable property that's for sale.

Commissioners agreed last week to accept $813,000 for 3.46 acres at 501 S Walton Ave., site of a former nursing home now so dilapidated that independent horror films have used it as a set and police SWAT teams have knocked holes in the walls during training exercises.

Qualified Property Management, owned by Harry Burnard of New Port Richey, wants to restore and convert the building, which has been abandoned for nine years, into an assisted living facility. The deal is pending voter approval.

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[Last modified: Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:18pm]


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