City declines to reconsider height of condo tower

News of note

Published April 28, 2006

BAYSHORE GARDENS - The City Council is sticking to its position regarding the proposed condominium tower at Bayshore and Bay to Bay boulevards.

The council last week decided not to reconsider a proposal by Citivest to increase the height of the tower from 120 to 195 feet. The council previously had denied the rezoning request, echoing comments from neighbors that the proposed building was too tall.

John Grandoff, Citivest's attorney, has said that prohibiting the height increase will mean the developer will not be able to include a park and public parking.

Pinellas prevails in fourth Welch Charity Cup event

PALMA CEIA - Team Pinellas beat Team Hillsborough in the fourth annual Welch Charity Cup held Saturday at the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club.

Money raised at the event will go to the Courier's Kids Foundation, which helps underprivileged children.

The tournament featured five divisions: men's and women's open, men 30 and older, men 40 and older and men 50 and older. The final score was Team Pinellas 6, Team Hillsborough 4.

For information about next year's cup, contact Team Hillsborough captain at marek.blaskovic@raymondjames.com.