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Warehouse is wanted to save for a rainy day

If a full-scale weather disaster ever hit North Tampa, emergency officials would need relief supplies in a hurry.

But where to put them?

The Salvation Army has an idea. The humanitarian organization wants to build a 45,000-square-foot storage warehouse on 2 acres on Nebraska Avenue, between 139th and 140th avenues.

Because zoning rules allow only 35,675 square feet for such uses, Salvation Army representatives need approval for a planned development. If commissioners do not object, the project will begin with two access points on 139th and 140th avenues. The vacant property exists outside county flood zones.

The petition goes to a zoning hearing master Sept. 27. (Petition RZ 99-1224)

UNIVERSITY NORTH: James Edwards would like to transform an acre east of Florida Avenue and north of Fletcher Avenue for general commercial uses. The site, zoned commercial neighborhood and able to accommodate up to six homes per acre, has two buildings already on the land. The petition will head to the zoning hearing master Sept. 27. (Petition RZ 99-1199)

UNIVERSITY NORTH: Its existing building won't do. So the developers of Lake Shore Villas, a 335-bed retirement home south of Hayes Road and east of Florida Avenue, are proposing a 25,000-square-foot addition to make room for 42 more beds. The expansion also calls for 15 parking spaces and six more employees. The major modification request is en route to the zoning hearing master Sept. 27. (Petition MM 99-1232)

CITRUS PARK: Joseph Militello is taking a stab at trying to rezone less than an acre at the northeast corner of Gunn Highway and Citrus Park Boulevard for a convenience store with gas pumps. Militello needs planned development approval because the property, occupied only by a single family home, is near a residential area. As proposed, the convenience store would be 3,171 square feet and access would be provided from Gunn Highway. (Petition RZ 99-1222)

The following item will go to the County Commission at a land-use meeting Tuesday:

CARROLLWOOD: Trammell Crow Co. foresees 20,800 square feet of retail space, 80,000 square feet of miniwarehouses for a 9.5 acre parcel at the southeast corner of Gunn Highway and Anderson Road. The land is already partly developed with a bank. (Petition MM 99-672)

Where and when: Hearings of county zoning hearing masters and land-use hearing officers and land-use meetings of the County Commission are held on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. The zoning hearings begin at 6 p.m., and the commission meetings begin at 9 a.m. Both are televised on government access channels. The land-use hearing officer hearings, which are not televised, begin at 9 a.m. For information, call 272-5920.