Local Voices blogger Christine Allamanno let us know a longtime Briarwood resident was hospitalized after a press conference and public hearing this week on the Briarwood Development Agreement. Pa Teeka Murphy continues to fight to save her home.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
The creation of a development agreement, for a proposed apartment complex near the Largo Mall, would allow nearby property owner's the opportunity to give more input in the design of the complex, the city reports.
The Briarwood RV Park owner has agreed to address issues and concerns raised by neighbors regarding a proposed 260-unit apartment complex through a development agreement (DA) process with the city, reports Largo Principal Planner Jesus Niño. Neighbors and nearby property owners voiced concerns about the proposed apartment project, such as increased traffic and possible view obstruction. Neighbors wanted an opportunity to look at site plans once they are developed, also. The property owner wants to change the land use of the current RV park to Residential High with a density of 19 units per acre, to allow for the development of the 260-unit apartment complex. The approximately 13.8 acre parcel is located off of Seminole Boulevard, just …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The City of Largo issued a development order recently for a planned apartment complex near US 19 and Roosevelt Boulevard.
Largo approved plans recently for the Pollack Shore Real Estate Group to begin construction for a 342-unit apartment complex near US 19 and Roosevelt Boulevard. The developer plans to start building the market rate apartment complex soon. The construction should be complete within 14 months, according to Largo Principal Planner, Jesus Niño. The new apartment complex is part of the overall development plan at the Crossroads site, which includes a proposed new Walmart and a planned bus transfer station. Want the news delivered to your email box every morning? Subscribe to the Largo Patch newsletter. It's free and we don't give out your email address. Sign up here.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Largo City Commission approved on first reading a land use change that could allow for apartments at the Briarwood RV Park.
Neighbors have raised concerns about a proposed land use change that could allow for an apartment complex near the Largo Mall. The Largo City Commission approved Nov. 7 on first reading the change, which could allow apartments to be built at the Briarwood Travel Villa. The RV park is off of Seminole Boulevard, just north of Ulmerton Road. The change would allow for a proposed 260-unit apartment complex at the 13.8-acre Briarwood RV Park parcel, according to a city report. The Briarwood spokesman at the meeting said the parcel currently has around 138 units. Neighbors raised concerns about traffic and the apartments obstructing their view. The land use change would still need more city, county and state approvals before the apartments could…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The city is working to encourage economic redevelopment along the new Ulmerton Road Opportunity Corridor Brownfield Area.
As part of its efforts to encourage economic development along Ulmerton Road, the Largo City Commission on Tuesday took another step in helping property owners secure incentives to redevelop the 13.8-acre Briarwood Travel Villa RV park. The property's owners hope to turn the park, along with a connected parcel, into a 260-unit apartment complex, said Largo Program Planner Jesus Niño. The commission voted to designate the parcel as a Brownfield area. The Brownfield designation gives businesses access to financial and regulatory incentives such as tax credits, loan guarantees and liablity protection. The commission still needs to approve the designation on second reading at its Oct. 2 meeting. "Brownfield sites are typically abandoned, idle…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The unidentified man was found passed out in a chair, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A man was found dead following an early morning apartment fire Saturday in Largo, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming out of the window of a second-floor unit at Laguna Vista Apartments, 555 Belcher Rd. S. when they responded around 6:15 a.m. Inside, they found a man in his late 50s passed out in a chair in the living room, the Times reports, citing Largo Fire Rescue district chief Josh Stefancic. The man was brought outside, where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, according to the report. He was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m. The man has not yet been identified. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, the Times reports, and no other apartments were damaged. The fire is under investigation.