Petition to Tampa City Council and Mr. Casper

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# Save Stovall from the developer . # your neighborhood may be next.

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Casper purchased a residential estate at 4621 Bayshore Boulevard known as the Stovall Estate. Against our best hopes and despite the recent tragic traffic incidents on Bayshore Boulevard, Blake Casper has submitted his application to the Tampa City Council asking for the rezoning of this residential property and an alcohol license that will allow him to operate a commercial facility that includes:

  • building two dining/entertaining facilities (18,000sf) that can accommodate 200 guests;
  • tearing down the existing greenhouse and guesthouse,removing the landscaping in the middle of the property and filling in the retention pond.
  • operating an overnight commercial hotel facility 24/7 with a kitchen, bar and dining room;
  • serving alcohol indoors until 3 AM;
  • serving alcohol on 48,956 sf of outdoor area on Fridays and Saturdays until Midnight and Sun-Thu until 10 PM;
  • allowing alcohol to be served within 50 feet of the neighboring residential properties;
  • placing 80 parking spaces with valet parking service along the backyard fences of neighboring homes;
  • requiring garbage and commercial delivery trucks to travel on MacDill to Coachman Ave., Alline Ave., Asbury Pl. and Richards Ct. to access the property via the Coachman entrance (the City of Tampa Solid Waste Department prohibits their trucks servicing the property via Bayshore Blvd.);
  • increasing overall traffic on Bayshore Blvd. and our local streets by 1200 trips a day.

Accordingly,

We, the undersigned residents of Tampa, Florida, call on the Tampa City Council to reject Mr. and Mrs. Casper's proposed development of this property. It is not compatible with the existing residential neighborhood. The increased traffic and alcohol sales will increase the risk of harm to our neighbors, especially our children. The noise, light, and odors from the proposed club will diminish our quality of life and the value of our properties. Overall, it will damage some of Tampa's greatest assets - a wonderful family neighborhood near to our thriving downtown and Bayshore Beautiful.

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