Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The 813CARe group is against a proposed Floyd Road rezoning.
They may have lost the first round, but residents who protest a proposed Walmart at Floyd Road aren't going out without a fight. The 813CARe organization resumed road rallies this week at the corner of Floyd Road and Dale Mabry Highway. The series of road rallies will lead up to the land use hearing on Dec. 11 where Hillsborough County Commissioners will cast their final vote on whether or not to rezone 10-acres of land at the northwest corner of Floyd Road and Dale Mabry Highway. The development would consist of an approximately 48,000-square-foot Walmart neighborhood grocery and a 6,000-square-foot WaWa convenience store with gas pumps. Despite more than 200 people showing up for a land use hearing meeting in October, the proposal was …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The zoning master will release his recommendations regarding the case early next month.
About 200 people wearing red showed up at Monday night's Hillsborough County's Zoning Hearing Master meeting. The red symbolized their dislike for a proposed rezoning of Floyd Road. The crowd's stance was clear: No Walmart. "Our biggest issue on the eastern side is the traffic," said Original Carrollwood resident Mark Tempest, a member of 813CARe, an organization consisting of several neighborhoods and businesses opposed to the Walmart. Tempest said the project would "exaggerate and increase existing cut-through traffic." "We've been inundated with traffic calming and I don't think our neighborhood can tolerate any more traffic calming to support this specific proposal," Tempest said. "There's something wrong with the system if this kind …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The group will show up at the Oct. 15 Hillsborough County Board meeting to protest the rezoning.