Tampa General CEO opposes development near Oxford Exchange

Another prominent Tampa businessman has come out against the proposed apartment-and-retail development on Grand Central Avenue, just as it’s slated to go in front of city council.

Jim Burkhart, CEO of Tampa General Hospital, wrote in a Sept. 8 letter to Abbye Feeley, the city’s planning and development coordinator, that the hospital opposes Altman Development Corp.’s request to rezone 504 Grand Central Ave. to make way for nearly 300 apartment units and 5,000 square feet of retail space.

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