THE TAMPA GARDEN CLUB
OPPOSITION PETITION

THE TAMPA GARDEN CLUB

OPPOSITION PETITION

RE: Application File No. REZ-24-06
2713 Bayshore Boulevard

Once again, the undersigned, residents, small businesses, and citizens, strongly oppose the above referenced application for rezoning. This is the wrong location for an imposingly tall building over 317 feet in height with 26 stories and 42 units totaling more than 275,000 square feet. We oppose changing the current Planned Development zoning from Church and School to Church and Residential Tower.

The building is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and City Code; it does not promote the efficient and sustainable use of land and infrastructure because it doesn’t carefully consider the surrounding impacted neighborhood and the cultural resources in the area and doesn’t encourage compatibility in overall site design and scale and doesn’t maximize the preservation of natural resources that promotes and encourages development where appropriate in location, character, and compatibility with the surrounding impacted neighborhood, environment and existing geography.

The design of this proposed development impinges on the privacy of the neighbors and small businesses in this community. The layout negatively and economically impacts onto the adjacent use of the well-loved Tampa Garden Club and compromises its ability to continue in its historic location as a garden club and an affordable wedding venue and the ability to provide all important county-wide community programs and philanthropic support. Failure to consider scale, design and layout may result in adverse impacts to this neighborhood that are irreversible.

The building will be located in a FEMA flood zone located in a Coastal High Hazard Area and will have an adverse effect on storm evacuation times and overburden the hurricane evacuation routes and shelter capacity integral to the health and safety of residents and add to the overburdened Bayshore Boulevard corridor.

Please deny this application!