FLORIDA – S. Tampa condo residents fight proposed hotel

WTSP.COM:  S. Tampa condo residents fight proposed hotel
By Jenny Dean
April 15, 2015

Tampa, Florida — A Marriott Hotel is being proposed in South Tampa, but not everyone is happy about it.

The 84-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott would sit between a couple of condo complexes and a self storage building on South Dale Mabry, just north of Gandy Boulevard.

Residents of the Fair Oaks Condominiums are not happy with the plans for a number of reasons: noise, drainage issues, traffic and the close proximity of the building itself.

On June 11, Tampa City Council will consider whether to change the zoning on that piece of property to accommodate the four-story Marriott.

Greg Sinadrinos is a Fair Oaks resident organizing letters and a website, hoping to convince the council to deny the zoning change.

“My condominium overlooks this property and I will walk out onto my back porch or look out my bedroom window at a four-story hotel.”

Dave Patel is a partner with Inspire which runs several hotels in the Tampa Bay area. He says the Marriott here would be a perfect fit for this community. Read more:

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