New Florida RV Resort Plan to Get Hearing

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June 10, 2008 by   - () Leave a Comment

One month after a controversial RV resort in Hernando Beach, Fla., was pulled from a land-use hearing agenda, a similar proposal finds its way back on – this time from a different developer and more than 30 miles eastward.
Joseph Selway, representing Southwest Properties LLC, will ask county commissioners on Wednesday (June 11) to rezone 50 acres off U.S. 98, just south of S.R. 50 past Interstate 75, for a 162-site camping resort, according to the Tampa Tribune.
And, unlike the failed Hernando Beach project, this new proposal would include a combination RV park and 600-square-foot residential homes for times when RVers want to park their rigs for awhile.
The resort would include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, shuffleboard and tennis courts.
The developer's intent is for RVers to use the smaller home on the property as either a permanently leased or purchased residence. Or they can advertise it for lease or purchase on a daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal basis for tourists or resort use.
One month ago, Dial One LLC pulled off the agenda a proposed 100-space lot RV camping resort for Hernando Beach, located on the Gulf Coast north of Tampa.
That project met with much disapproval from residents who feared it would destroy animal habitat, interfere with hurricane evacuations, cause traffic congestion and disturb their rural tranquility.

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