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Hillsborough County residents protest urban sprawl

Hillsborough County

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (WFLA) — Residents in south Hillsborough County are passionate about stopping urban sprawl.

A protest is scheduled outside the Sun City Center Save-a-Lot Friday morning to voice concerns that local infrastructure can’t keep up with rampant growth.

Earlier this month, county commissioners tentatively agreed on a nine-month re-zoning moratorium for parts of south county.

Residents believe that only stalls the process, not stop it.

A community group is demanding the county put a stop to high-density home developments popping up in rural areas.

Roughly 10,000 new homes are slated for Wimauma with thousands more possible, if rampant re-zoning continues.

There’s another public hearing on the moratorium followed by a final vote on November 6.


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