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Neighborhood Report

Neighborhood notebook

Briefs and news of note

By RICK GERSHMAN and MEAGHAN FORBES
Published June 30, 2006


Developers to talk of revised plans for Old Hyde Park Village

OLD HYDE PARK - Developers working on a new vision for Old Hyde Park Village will discuss their revised plans with the city's Architectural Review Commission at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

While open to the public, this design review meeting at City Hall is not a public hearing and no formal decisions will be made. The next public hearing on the issue is set for 5:30 p.m. July 12.

This month, the commission instructed developers to consider a plan that more closely meets Hyde Park Historic District design standards. Original plans included a pair of 100-foot condominium towers.

Historic designation work plan will not include Harbor View

BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL - The city's Historic Preservation Commission has removed W Harbor View Avenue from its work plan.

Residents had been involved in a contentious debate over the past year over whether the bungalow-style homes between Bayshore Boulevard and MacDill Avenue should receive historic district designation.

Commissioners originally supported historic designation of Harbor View but recently determined it was not a high enough priority, especially given the opposition.

Couple contribute $500,000 to name concertmaster chair

TAMPA - Local arts supporters Suzette and Monroe Berkman recently contributed $500,000 to name the Florida Orchestra's concertmaster chair.

The chair is occupied by acting concertmaster Jeffrey Multer, who has been appointed as the orchestra's full-time concertmaster beginning this fall.

South Tampa chamber gets funds from a tasty event

WEST SHORE - High Point Development recently presented a check to the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce based on proceeds from the Taste of South Tampa.

The first Taste of South Tampa was held April 30 in Old Hyde Park Village. The event raised more than $25,000, half of which will be donated to local Tampa charities.

The beneficiaries of High Point Development's check include the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Meals on Wheels of Tampa Bay and Pro Start.

 

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