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New lakefront development planned in Seminole

SEMINOLE — Council members here have tentatively approved an agreement that would clear the way for a small housing development to be built on Seminole Boulevard.

If the council gives its final approval, Lake Shore Development and Domain Homes would have clearance to build 15 single-family homes on the site of a former mobile home park. Homes in the proposed development, 8003 Seminole Blvd., would be two-story ranging from 1,900 square feet to 2,900 square feet. Two of the houses would front on Lake Seminole on the east.

Final approval is scheduled for Tuesday's City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 9199 113th St. N. The meeting is open to the public.

Site of a former mobile home park, the 4.8 acres was once slated by Pulte Homes as a condominium project that was projected to have 96 units in four-story buildings.

But that deal never materialized and, in 2005, Lake Shore Development in St. Petersburg bought the land for $2.5 million, according to Pinellas County property appraiser records. The property appraiser assesses the current value of the land at $819,121.

Lake Shore annexed the land into Seminole a couple of years ago and has negotiated an agreement with the city on how to develop the property. Mark Ely, Seminole's development director, said one of the prime concerns was the protection of privacy for the Lake Seminole Estates Mobile Home Park, which abuts the development on the north.

To help provide that, the city has limited the homes to two stories instead of four. The road leading into the development will be on the north to help provide a buffer to the mobile home park. And a tree line with crape myrtles and elms will be on the northern side of the roadway to provide more privacy and noise absorption. Each house is required to have a tree in the front yard and the landscaping must have at least two of the following: live oak, Southern magnolia, red maple or royal poinciana.

"That provides everyone enough privacy," Ely said.

The city has also required Domain to submit drawings of the home styles that can be built.

Anne Lindberg can be reached at alindberg@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8450.

New lakefront development planned in Seminole 08/22/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 23, 2013 4:31pm]
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