'Mixed Use' Is Mixing Up A Florida County

The Halls River Retreat developer is reviving his 54-unit proposal for a mixed-use development, based on Citrus County's land development code that allows mixed use -- something no longer allowed in the County's Comprehensive Plan.
June 19, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The problem boils down to this: mixed use allows developers to do things that the Citrus County comprehensive plan does not. Mixed use became a part of the land development code in 1990; in 1997, it was taken out of the county's comprehensive plan. When Circuit Judge Jack Springstead overruled the County Commission's February 2002 approval of the Halls River Retreat development, he said the comprehensive plan must trump all other considerations.

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

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Published on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 in The St. Petersburg Times

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