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Proposal would put homes across 14 acres of pasture

GIBSONTON: Jovaz Investment wants to find a new home for the cows grazing on 14 acres in Gibsonton.

The owners, Jovaz and Richard Flowers, have requested a rezoning from agricultural to residential on the property between 32nd and 36th avenues S, which is used mainly for cattle. Developers say the best use for the land would be for residential property because it lies near an elementary school and single-family homes.

The zoning hearing master will hear the proposal on Tuesday. Commissioners will consider the request March 8. (Petition 05-0253)

GIBSONTON: The owners of 2 acres on the north side of El Camino Blanco Boulevard, west of U.S. 41, would like to capitalize on their property's business appeal.

Pablo and Karen Flores are requesting a rezoning of their property from residential to planned development to use part of the land to add 23 new commercial units, part of which would be used as small offices and the rest as warehouse space. The two existing single-family homes would remain on the property and be converted into offices.

The proposal is scheduled for a zoning master hearing Feb. 7. Commissioners will vote on the request March 22. (Petition 05-0200)

RUSKIN: Developers are looking to build 22 single-family detached homes on 16 acres between 19th Avenue NW and 14th Street NW.

Developers have asked to rezone the land from agricultural to planned development to allow 1.37 dwellings per acre.

The zoning hearing master will consider the proposal on Feb. 7. Commissioners will vote on the request March 22. (Petition 05-0202)

When and where

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. All hearings before a zoning hearing master begin at 6 p.m. on Mondays or Tuesdays; commission meetings begin at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Both are televised on government access channels. Land use hearing officer hearings, which are not televised, begin at 9 a.m. every third Friday. Basic information about each petition is available online at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/zoning. For information, call 276-5920.

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