Tampa City Council blocks proposed luxury development near Oxford Exchange

Tampa City Council has struck down a rezoning request that would have cleared the way for an upscale apartment-and-retail development near Oxford Exchange.

The vote came shortly after midnight Friday, after a public comment period that spanned almost three hours. The majority of those who spoke opposed the proposal.

Altman Development Corp., based in Boca Raton, had sought to rezone the 2.51-acre site bound by front Grand Central Avenue to the north and Cleveland Street to the south, Cedar Street… …read more