Temple Terrace preps for battle, but also extends olive branch to estranged downtown developer
The Temple Terrace City Council voted this week to send a default notice to the estranged developer of Downtown Temple Terrace, while at the same time voicing a desire to mend the riff.
Vlass Temple Terrace notified the city in March that it wants out of the deal to build a $160 million complex of offices, stores, restaurants, residences and a cultural center on 30 acres on the east side of 56th Street from Bullard Parkway to the Hillsborough River.
City Attorney Mark Connolly says he has not been able to pin down a date for the city and Vlass representatives to meet and discuss disengaging. While he stressed that he hopes this can be done without a lawsuit, he recommended taking the initial step toward a lawsuit in case negotiations fall apart.
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