Tyrone sports tourism complex clears first hurdle

Tyrone sports tourism complex clears first hurdle

A proposed sports tourism complex for the Tyrone area in west St. Petersburg took a big step forward, when a city commission approved a development plan and rezoning for the project. Unanimous approval by the Community Planning and Preservation Commission followed a nearly two-hour debate. Opponents raised concerns about noise, traffic and safety, and Pinellas County’s top economic development official believes the project site is more appropriate for industrial uses. Proponents saying the sports tourism complex would bring a productive use to long-vacant land and provide economic benefits, including about 100 new jobs and workforce housing. The project still faces …
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