Wet Zoning in Old Seminole Heights

The Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association loves and welcomes the revitalization that is occurring along our commercial corridors with new shops and food and beverage establishments. We want to be supportive of both our residential and business neighbors.   One of the areas that is proving to be a sensitive area is alcohol (AKA: wet zoning) sales.   Since we are designated an “Urban Village” in Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan, the code requires a distance separation of 250 feet from residential and 250 feet from another business selling alcoholic beverages. That is the code.   We want to support our businesses and routinely support the waiver of those distance requirements in exchange for the business seeking approval for alcohol wet zoning to agree to 11 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 1 am for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.   This is a compromise as it would be nearly impossible to find a location that met the 250 foot residential separation.   However, we have a policy of not supporting and actively opposing any request for 3 am wet zoning and oppose any distance waivers from residential for businesses seeking 3 am sales. We will ask the city to enforce the distance requirements that are part of the… Read more“Wet Zoning in Old Seminole Heights”

ABC’s of Zoning Workshop

ABC’s of Zoning Workshop When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: Seminole Heights Library 4711 N. Central Ave. Rm 123 B Please join the Greater Seminole Heights Neighborhood and Civic Associations for the “ABC’s of Zoning Workshop” presented by Gloria Moreda, Manager of Land Development Coordination for the City of Tampa.  The session will cover general zoning regulations in the Seminole Heights area and the alcohol beverage special use process.  Cathy Coyle, the Planning and Urban Design Division Manager, will also be appearing to discuss proposed changes to the Seminole Heights regulations and the neighborhood feedback she has received. We know many of our residents have had lots of questions about the residential and commercial development regulations and this is the workshop to have them answered. We look forward to seeing you there!    Sponsors

OSHNA Porch Parties

Hey Seminole Heights people, are you ready for a porch party? We know you want food, drink and fun with your neighbors from the Seminole Heights area. Let me jump right into the details: The porch parties will be every 3rd Saturday starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to host a porch party, please send an email to involved@oldseminoleheights.org For the location of this months party, check our  Facebook page.