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Zoning

County denies extra lot along Taylor Road

By ANDREW MEACHAM
Published May 25, 2007


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SEFFNER: County commissioners quashed a developer's request Tuesday to add another lot to five already approved that abut Taylor Road. The subdivision on 10 acres southwest of U.S. 92 and Taylor Road could have had five homes set back 25 feet from Taylor Road.

The developer already increased its permitted density in June from six to nine units an acre. Archerd Kingsway's relocation request would have kept the total at 23 lots, but moved an additional home to abut Taylor Road.

Neighbors objected, saying that the additional home would disrupt the area's spacious suburban ambience.

"What is the point of having these agreements if we don't stick to them?" asked Terry Flott, who heads the Seffner Community Alliance.

Commissioners sided unanimously with neighbors. Petition 07-0971

THONOTOSASSA: Jayantilal Patel lost a bid Tuesday to relax a setback requirement that would have allowed a three-story Country Inns & Suites at Discovery Lane, Lazy Days Boulevard and County Road 579.

Several neighbors from the Taylor Road Civic Association spoke against the variance, saying that adding an 83-room hotel would disrupt already-congested traffic lanes.

Commissioners denied the request by a 5-1 vote, saying that Patel had not shown a compelling reason to relax the requirement. Commissioner Mark Sharpe voted for the developer's request. Petition 07-0786

RIVERVIEW: A developer needs to rezone 1.3 acres on the northeast corner of McMullen and Boyette roads from residential to commercial but has not decided what will go there.

Caleb Dean, representing DeRoe Development, told a zoning hearing master on April 30 that his company was considering a bank, carwash or restaurant for the location. The request goes to the County Commission on June 12. Petition 07-0382.

Andrew Meacham can be reached at 661-2431 or ameacham@sptimes.com.

[Last modified May 24, 2007, 07:31:24]


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