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Tampa City Council Approves Rezoning for Riverwalk Apartment Tower

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Tampa City Council approved a rezoning hearing this morning of Residences at the Riverwalk, a 360-unit apartment tower planned to be built next to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Council members approved the rezoning of land covering both Cass and Tyler streets.

They also gave approval to the city to vacate Cass and Tyler streets in the area of the tower site. Both votes were 5-1. Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin dissented, stating that City Council needs to dedicate more time to issues that involve public money.

"We need to make it a law that it has to be very, very, very prominent when we are proposing to sell land that belongs to the citizens of Tampa," she said.

Developers have sworn to delay any street work until next summer, due to the Straz Center's Broadway season and the Bollywood Oscars, which Tampa will host in early June.

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