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CULBREATH HEIGHTS FILES APPEAL TO BLOCK TOWER

Published May 20, 2011

The Culbreath Heights Civic Association and neighborhood residents filed an appeal May 12 to the 2nd District Court of Appeal, trying to block construction of a 150-foot communication tower at a small shopping center at 4343 Henderson Blvd.

The association is challenging the city's approval of a special-use permit and variance to build the tower, which would be nearly double the 80 feet normally allowed in that zoning district. Neighborhood residents believe the tower could fall onto nearby properties and injure someone.

In April 2010, the civic association filed a legal appeal with a Hillsborough County circuit judge, but it was rejected.

The tower is being proposed by developer F&L Towers.