Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The board denied a request for a 48,000-square-foot Walmart and WaWa convenience store.
You could see the relief in Leah Wooten's eyes. "It's been such a long 10 months," Wooten said, standing outside Hillsborough's County Center on Tuesday morning. "It's really gratifying." For the past 10 months, Wooten and fellow members of 813CARe have protested a proposed Walmart rezoning at the corner of Floyd Road and Dale Mabry Highway. The group spent many mornings waving protest signs along Dale Mabry and showing up to county meetings about the case. The development would have meant more than 50,000 square feet of commercial space, including a Walmart neighborhood grocery and WaWa convenience store. Traffic woes, decreased property value and incompatibility with the surrounding neighborhood were at the top of 813CARe's list for …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Hillsborough County Commission will vote on the rezoning today.
A controversial rezoning case that could bring a new Walmart grocery store and WaWa gas station to Carrollwood will go before the Hillsborough County Commission today. The proposed Walmart development would mean rezoning a 10-acre space at the northwest corner of Floyd Road and North Dale Mabry Highway. It would consist of an approximately 48,000-square-foot Walmart neighborhood grocery store and a 6,000-square-foot WaWa convenience store with gas pumps. The case has been protested by many in the community namely the 813CARe organization. The group, which consists of a lot of residents in the Floyd Road area say the new development would bring traffic problems and decrease property values. The group has held sporadic public protest in the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Members of 813CARe have chartered a bus to transport those in opposition of a proposed Walmart in Carrollwood.
The anti-Walmart group 813CARe is offering free transportation to a number of people interested in attending the Hillsborough County Commission meeting where commissioners will be voting on a proposed Walmart. Their mode of transportation - a chartered bus. First Citrus Bank, located in Carrollwood, donated funds for the bus, Wooten said. The bus is a way to ensure those who are against the proposed Walmart have their voices heard at the meeting. The proposed Walmart development would mean rezoning a 10-acre space at the northwest corner of Floyd Road and North Dale Mabry Highway. It would consist of an approximately 48,000-square-foot Walmart neighborhood grocery store and a 6,000-square-foot WaWa convenience store with gas pumps. Those …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A vote was taken on Tuesday to postpone the vote.
If you've been following the controversial Floyd Road Walmart rezoning case you'll have to wait a bit longer to hear the outcome. That's because the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners voted to postpone a vote on whether or not to approve the rezoning of the 10-acre lot, which will include a Walmart neighborhood grocery store and a Wawa gas station. The vote was scheduled to go before the commissioners at the December 11 meeting, however the board voted to move the case to January 15 at the request of Walmart's attorneys. Anti-Walmart group 813CARe has for months protested the proposed development. The group has collected more than 2,500 letters, emails and petition signatures against the plan. In October, about 200 people showed up…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Hillsborough County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposed Walmart in Carrollwood.
Representatives for Walmart have asked Hillsborough County Commissioners to delay their vote on a proposed rezoning for a neighborhood grocery store at the corner of North Dale Mabry Highway and Floyd Road in Carrollwood. A Wawa convenience store and gas station are also planned for the site. The proposed rezoning request was suppose to be voted on by the commission at its Dec. 11 meeting. Attorneys for the retailer, however, have asked that the vote be taken at a later date - possibly in January. Betty Robinson with Hillsborough County Growth and Management Department said Walmart attorneys had recently put in a "request for continuance." Robinson said for now the continuance has not been granted. "The reason for the continuance doesn't …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A rundown of what we covered
In case you missed it, here are the top five headlines of the week. What was your favorite story on Patch this week?