Residents not ‘buying’ beach development

Originally published for the Beach Beacon online May 31, 2016 in the printed edition on June 2, 2016.

Madeira Beach City Commission took action on May 10, as reported by Mr. Ayers, to allow rezoning for major developments spanning from the western end of the Tom Stuart Causeway to Gulf Boulevard.

The meeting seemed to be orchestrated to favor an approval for the rezoning. Green T-shirts labeled “Say Yes” were handed to attendees as they entered the building.

It is ...

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Today I wrote to Senator Bill Nelson

Today, I wrote to Senator Bill Nelson after reaching out to his office staff for direction. His office asked for a summary of the situation. 

The city of Madeira Beach is proposing, with two developers, two massive projects; two 11 story hotels, dozens of condos, 50,000 sq. ft. retail space, boat slips and dockmaster house on two small waterfront parcels. The CW Young VA facility sits about one mile east of the Tom Stuart drawbridge. These proposed projects are just across the ...

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