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Proposal to rezone Crown Building to Commercial?

Attention All Seven Oaks Residents


The owner of the building and 1.2 acres north of the SO Clubhouse wants to change how their property is going to be used.  The current building is zoned for “Recreation Center.”  The two future buildings behind it are zoned for “Recreation,” “Offices” and “Ancillary” uses including “Veterinary Clinic.” Crown (the Seven Oaks developer and occupant of the existing building) and SB Development want all three buildings zoned the same, including “Rec Center” (a use not previously defined).  Conditions for Approval include some objectionable items from the Parcel S-19 proposal, still under Appeal. 

The result would be similar to the Main Event in the nearby Tampa Outlet mall.  Publicly available, fee based, privately owned and managed, it could include a weight room, swimming pool, café, movie theatre, tennis courts, bingo hall, music studio and more.  Seven Oaks already has most of the proposed amenities available to the public for similar fees.  Other features like an arcade, bowling alley and mini-golf are also available nearby at the Tampa Outlets making the proposed Seven Oaks “Rec Center” even more redundant, unnecessary and unprofitable than before.

The same basic proposal was made and denied in 2018.  Despite subsequent mediation, the latest proposal would still destroy 1.2 acres of mature trees, use 39 of the 54 spaces in the Clubhouse parking lot and introduce more traffic and noise for more hours in a quiet residential neighborhood already plagued with cut-through traffic avoiding the traffic lights on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Help us defeat this overdevelopment disaster again.  Until their next meeting on July 11th, call and e-mail each of the Commissioners daily with your opinions at roakley@mypasco.net, 352-521-4111;  sweightman@mypasco.net, 352-521-4111; kstarkey@mypasco.net, 727-847-8109;  gbradford@mypasco.net, 727-847-8100; and jmariano@mypasco.net, 727-847-2411, ext. 7164.  Volunteer to coordinate or hand-out flyers until then.  Request to speak at the BCC meeting via Webex https://www.pascocountyfl.net/814/Public-Comment-Options.  Or attend the meeting and request to speak, from your own words or from a prepared slide.   Whether in-person or Webex you get 3 minutes to convince the Commissioners why you think a “Rec Center” in the middle of Seven Oaks is duplicative and unnecessary.



By Patrick Mullen

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