DEVELOPER TARGETS RUSKIN/LITTLE MANATEE RIVER AREA

03/01/06

Next week (March 7th) a developer will ask the Hillsborough county commission for permission to build more than 420 houses, condos and townhouses in Ruskin- creating a new development called Riverton...(not be confused with the town by the same name in the film BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN). The proposed new development comes on top of a fifteen hundred housing unit expansion at Little Harbor- formerly known as The Bahia Beach Resort on the west side of Ruskin.

When the idea of building even more housing in Ruskin- some people who live there for the quiet, laid back feeling in the community stood up to the developers. One of the people working to prevent urban sprawl in Ruskin is our next guest- Mariella Smith with the southern Hillsborough Sierra Club.

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