Category Archives: Land Use

Anne Pollack Speaks about Development in the St. Pete Coastal High Hazard Area

Yesterday, attorney Anne Pollack spoke with Chris Steinocher of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton of the St. Pete Catalyst on their “Coronavirus Impact Insights” podcast about the proposed changes to development regulations for St. Petersburg’s much expanded Coastal High Hazard area.  The conversation can be found here. In St Pete and around […]

How Do We Move Forward If We Can’t Have a Hearing: A Detailed Look at the Status of Land Use Hearings and Permitting in Tampa Bay Counties and Cities – April 2020

A big concern of property owners, developers and others in the real estate industry fortunate enough to have a stable investment backing, is how to keep projects moving forward that require land use or permitting approvals in the age of “safer-at-home” and public hearings that are cancelled or virtual. Everything is changing day by day, […]

FEMA recommends changes to Florida Building Codes and Land Use Regulations to Decrease Potential Damage from Future Hurricanes

Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018.  The hurricane was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall on the Panhandle, and, with its 161 mph windspeed, was the 4th most powerful hurricane to ever hit the US.  The storm was 350 miles in diameter and its eye alone was 25 miles […]