Is the CRA Code for allowable businesses on course to be changed? Is it possible to change it? If so, should we be working on this item BEFORE a density change?

There has been no formal request to change the permitted uses (allowable businesses) within any of the Town Center Code Zoning Districts. Any such text change to the permitted uses is considered a Text Amendment.  The process and standards for approval are outlined in the Land Development Code.

As the proposed text amendments do not address any expansion or restriction of permitted uses, the two are not related, so the timing wouldn’t matter.


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1. Will I be able to give my input before any future development is approved?
2. How can I find out about upcoming meetings?
3. What are the advantages to this change? Why is residential density important?
4. What is a Development Agreement?
5. What area will this affect in the Town Center Code?
6. I have seen photos of a developer project downtown. Is this what the Council is voting on?
7. What type of uses and density are allowed at the City Hall site now? I heard that only professional offices were going to be allowed?
8. Does this allow a height increase?
9. Is the City approving a 5-story high-rise apartment complex?
10. Will the impact (traffic, water, sewer, etc.) of a specific development be addressed?
11. Will the residents have access to the financial terms of the agreement for city-owned property?
12. Has the City considered the carbon footprint of the additional density and traffic?
13. Is the CRA Code for allowable businesses on course to be changed? Is it possible to change it? If so, should we be working on this item BEFORE a density change?
14. If we can change code for allowable businesses from Park Blvd to St Petersburg Dr, will the currently existing businesses be grandfathered in?
15. Has the city hired a commercial appraiser to determine the fair market value of the vacant land?
16. Is there a time frame that we must reply to Woodfield by? either in writing or verbal?
17. Does Woodfield plan on building out some of the retail space to house a restaurant (or two or three)?
18. What percentage of the total land will be dedicated as a park?
19. Will Oldsmar residents have access to any part of the apartment complex?
20. Have we discussed with Woodfield the possibility of putting a roof top restaurant on the top of the parking garage so that the public has access to it?
21. Have we ever approached Woodfield about a compromise on the density? Usually in negotiations, a developer will ask for more than he needs, assuming it will be scaled back.
22. What active role is the city currently playing in bringing businesses to ALREADY EXISTING spaces?
23. If codes can be changed to reflect the businesses we want, can we then partition into smaller pieces - with businesses/developers for smaller areas? Can we put a park in the middle?
24. How much parking in the proposed garage will be for the general public? Also, on "event" days will this be enough or will we still have overflow parking down side streets?
25. How many cars do we currently get at events held at RE Olds park?
26. Is there a plan to put a "flood control" area as part of the park?
27. Could we partner with Washington Square LLC who owns the empty parcels at Washington and State for a smaller parking garage there? (assuming no apartment building).
28. A density increase could mean that Washington Square could also turn in to a high density, 5 story building, correct?
29. Could we just increase density for the triangle area owned by B & H Properties?
30. If density increases, that area of Tampa Rd owned by Murray Motive, Pest Bear and Gulf Stream Pools would also be included, correct? Have they requested a density increase too?
31. Has the city discussed where the access pt would be? If the access pt would be an expanded version of the turn on to Washington Ave from Tampa Rd, I'm assuming that would require state approval?
32. If access can’t be put on Tampa Rd, would Woodfield, or any other developer still be interested? I would assume that they would need access from Tampa Rd instead of State Street, is that correct?