Are you on the List of property owners who will lose their property if Greenlight passes?
Greenlight Pinellas, the $2.4 billion street car system designed to go from St. Petersburg to Clearwater (not Tampa), will require demolition of houses, condos and businesses to lay the train tracks. Maps from the publicly available PSTA plans for Greenlight show the tracks going immediately through the middle of complexes in Pinellas Park, homes in St. Petersburg and condos in Clearwater. Businesses will also have to give up parking lots that are required by government regulations which could put them out of business and many will be knocked down. The government would undoubtedly use its “eminent domain” power to take these properties at lower than market value to build the Greenlight train. After the land is taken by the government, well-connected land developers, corporations and investment firms would make tens of millions off the properties that once belonged to others.
PSTA CEO and Greenlight head Brad Miller has recently been shown to have been lying about his abuse of anti-bus bombing grants to promote Greenlight Pinellas. Miller has stated publicly that property owners affected by the train would be paid the value of their home as determined by the property appraiser. This can be significantly lower than “highest and best use” and prompt years of legal battles over seizure of the lands. In the end, given the ruling on the Kelo Case by the U.S. Supreme Court, property owners who are unwilling to sell will have their property simply taken by the government using their eminent domain power. The property owners are not likely to be fully compensated for either the fair market value of the properties or their legal costs. Following is a list of areas affected by the Greenlight train if the highest sales tax in the state to fund it is approved by voters on 11/4. This is what Greenlight supporters call “Progress”.
The “Wells Court” condos, part of “Old Clearwater City Flats” near the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Turner Street. The Condos are in four story buildings with ground level parking under the three stories of units. There will be at least 57 other properties that will be torn down along the CSX line between East Bay Drive and Court Street. Most of these are homes and some are businesses, most with multiple tenants. Most of the properties are owner occupied residences, but many are rental units. A list of those affected in Clearwater and Largo is provided below.
Lauren Manor Condominiums is located along the Southeast entrance ramp to Gandy Boulevard at US 19 and consists of several buildings. Four of these buildings would be demolished to make way for the Greenlight Train. There are multiple businesses along the south side of US 19 in Pinellas Park including Friends of Strays, business in strip malls, the parking lot of Rooms-To-Go, and McDonalds. Businesses along Haines Road would be knocked down between 62nd Ave N and US 19 with the most ironic being the H&R Trains Store! Every business along this stretch of Haines road would lose parking or have their buildings at least partially demolished for the train.
As previously described, the train will travel down the middle of 62nd Ave. N, removing driveways, lawns and requiring at least partial demolition of some homes. Business along the CSX rail ling between I-275 and 14th St. N would also be demolished or encroached by the train.
All maps and addressed were extracted from the PSTA (Greenlight) Alternative Analysis Conceptual Engineering plans and correlated with the Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Database. All information is public record.
*Clearwater/Largo homes and business to be taken over and torn down for Greenlight Pinellas rail system.
BARNARD, GEORGE W, BARNARD, BONNIE B, 202 4TH AVE NW, LARGO FL 33770-2411
WARF, CAROLYN M, 442 3RD ST NW, LARGO FL 33770-2474
HENDERSON, MELVIN 436 3RD ST NW, LARGO, FL 33770-2474
TINBERG, LAURA A, TINBERG, MICHAEL D, 432 3RD ST NW, LARGO FL 33770-2474
CARINAN, OSCAR I, 428 3RD ST NW, LARGO FL 33770-2474
Unknown owner, Modular Home, 69 Arandale Ave, Largo Fl, 33770
Unknown owner 70, Modular Home, Arandale Ave, Largo Fl, 33770
WERLING, DEVEN, 1480 6TH AVE NW, LARGO FL 33770-2211
Unknown Tenant, WERLING, DEVEN Owner , 1140 5TH ST NW, LARGO, FL 33770
Unknown Tenant, WERLING, DEVEN, Owner, 1150 5TH ST NW, LARGO, FL 33770
JARAMILLO, GERMAN DARIO, JARAMILLO, DEBRA JEAN,1160 5TH ST NW, LARGO, FL 33770
Tenants, NEAKE CORP, Owner, 450 ROSERY RD, LARGO, FL 33770
MAC KINNON, ALEXANDER P, 501 13TH AVE NW, LARGO
Unknown Tenant, Charles Lacey owner 504 13TH AVE NW, LARGO
Unknown Tenant, CARRASCO, ANGEL, Owner 503 14TH AVE NW, LARGO
Unknown Tenant , WICHERT, BRIAN C Owner, 504 14TH AVE NW, LARGO
Unknown Tenant, US Happy Homes, inc, 505 BEVERLY AVE, LARGO
Unknown Tenant, ROZANN YANCEY, 510 BEVERLY AVE, LARGO
CHINKAN, ANTHONY R, 509 15TH AVE NW, LARGO FL 33770-1149
HOLDEN, NANCY J, 510 15TH AVE NW, LARGO FL 33770-1149
Unknown Tenant, 3 J J J’S LLC Owner, 1524 6TH ST NW, LARGO
MILLS, JON E, 599 16TH AVE NW, LARGO FL 33770-1129
NELSON, JOSEPH D SR TRE, NELSON, JUNE C TRE, 740 NEW YORK ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1136
ELLIS, BRANDON, 734 NEW JERSEY ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1134
DELORT, ROBERT R, 735 PATTERSON ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1137
Unknown Tenants, BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING LLC, 730 PATTERSON ST, Largo, FL
Unknown Tenants (empty lots), HOOD, JOHN S, HOOD, LINDSAY C, 0 WYATT ST, Clearwater, FL
Unknown Tenants, DARLAGE, ETHEL, 0 WYATT ST, Clearwater, FL,
BRULL, THOMAS L, 725 SENECA ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1141
ROTUSSNEY, JENNIE, 722 SENECA ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1142
Unknown Tenant, BROWN FAMILY TRUST PROPERTIES LLC (owner), 720 SENECA ST, Clearwater, FL
WHAPHAM, KELLI, 711 SMITH ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-1143
BLETHEN, DIANA J, 729 CAMPBELL ST, Clearwater, FL 33756
B & B ENTERPRISES, 707 BELLEAIR RD, CLEARWATER FL 33756-2107
CONWAY, RICHARD, 706 BELLEAIR RD, CLEARWATER FL 33756-2108
CATARELLI, MICHAEL A, 1593 S MYRTLE AVE, CLEARWATER FL 33756-7116
SOWELL, CAROLYN L, 1591 S MYRTLE AVE, CLEARWATER FL 33756-7116
CAMPBELL, ADRIAN B, 1581 S MYRTLE AVE, CLEARWATER FL 33756-7116
CAMPBELL, DENNIS M, 1571 S MYRTLE AVE, CLEARWATER FL 33756-7116
PALMER, MARIANNINA J, PALMER, ROBERT, 1559 S MYRTLE AVE, CLEARWATER FL 33756-7116
Unknown Tenants, T & M REAL ESTATE MGMT INC, Owner, 638 WOODLAWN ST, CLEARWATER, FL
KALEMBA, AGNIESZKA M, MISTAK, BOGUSLAW, 633 WILDWOOD WAY, CLEARWATER, FL
Unknown Tenant, FLAMINGO INVESTMENTS INC Owner, 630 WILDWOOD WAY, CLEARWATER
Unknown Tenant, MAAS, TODD T, MAAS, REBECCA A, Owners, 629 BELLEVIEW BLVD, CLEARWATER FL
Unknown Tenants, EDGEWATER INVESTMENTS GROUP LLC, 621 LAKEVIEW RD, CLEARWATER (Business)
Unknown Tenants, MALLORY, DEBORAH A TRE, 626 LAKEVIEW RD, CLEARWATER, FL (Business)
POSEIDON PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, Unknown Tenants, 625 PINELLAS ST, CLEARWATER (Business)
POSEIDON PROPERTY INVESTMENTS, Unknown Tenants, 614 PINELLAS ST, CLEARWATER (Business)
POSEIDON PROP. INVEST., Unknown Tenants, 625 GRAND CENTRAL ST, CLEARWATER (Business)
HARDEN, RALPH, HARDEN, PEGGY, 626 GRAND CENTRAL ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-3410
R W-C I HOLDINGS LLC, 706 JEFFORDS ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-3924 (Business)
CONCRETE FABRICATORS INC, 705 MAGNOLIA DR, CLEARWATER (Business)
QUARTETTI, BERNADINE J TRE, 700 MAGNOLIA DR, CLEARWATER (Business)
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES, 700 DRUID RD E, CLEARWATER (Church)
EAST DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES LLC, DI CICCO DEVELOPMENT INC, 700 CHESTNUT ST, CLEARWATER
OSBURG, SYBIL M, OSBURG, STEPHEN C, 700 COURT ST, CLEARWATER FL 33756-5508
CEPCOT CORP, 701 FRANKLIN ST, CLEARWATER