A blogger shares how the developer who wants to build a 260-unit apartment complex at Briarwood Travel Villa in Largo recently withdrew apartment plans in Safety Harbor after community opposition and rejection by the Board of County Commissioners.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
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…