FLORIDA – Tampa Bay’s downtown high-rises bring complaints on blocked views, traffic

Tampa Bay Times:  Tampa Bay’s downtown high-rises bring complaints on blocked views, traffic
By Susan Taylor Martin
October 17, 2014
The NIMBY syndrome — not in my back yard — typically springs from opposition to prisons, power plants and toxic waste dumps. Now it includes luxury condos and apartments.

In the Tampa Bay area, as in booming city centers all across America, residents are voicing concern, even anger, over planned or anticipated high-end projects that would block their views or increase traffic or both.

In Tampa, the owner of a 15th-floor condo complains he no longer will be able to see the Hillsborough River if a 36-story apartment tower goes up nearby. In St. Petersburg, residents of one luxury high-rise warn that the design of another luxury high-rise could threaten pedestrian and vehicular safety. Read more:

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