save bardmoor from developers

Speak up NOW!

Your golf community could be next, if it isn’t already for sale to developers.
Calling all Pinellas County VOTERS: Politicians will decide the fate of our Pinellas County Golf Courses, every time a developer wants to buy the land. Our Beautiful Golf Communities, Our Environment, Our Wildlife, and Our Financial Investments Are at Risk Right Now.

We have made this quick and easy for everyone, call or email the commissioners below, and Sign the petition at: SaveBardmoor.com

The Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club represents a gem for our county and for our fellow residents. A change in zoning would lead to a lower quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods surrounding the golf course and for our county as a whole. Rezoning would allow developers to change the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club from the 150 acres of rolling natural vegetation to hundreds of homes, townhomes and/or condos replacing grass with concrete and asphalt adding to the already dense population in the county and putting additional strain on our infrastructure with added homes and traffic. Rezoning would disturb and disrupt the sensitive ecosystem that is home to many native Florida species of plant and wildlife. Rezoning would subject the entire community to a lengthy construction process where residents would be exposed to dangerous conditions, pollution, noise and a poor quality of life in general. We want Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club to be saved so future generations can enjoy what this open green space has provided millions for the past 50+ years.

We request the Pinellas Board of Commissioners/Zoning Board:
• Deny any changes to the current Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club Zoning.
• Protect the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club’s “Green Open Space” and prohibit any construction of residences.
• Maintain our “Green Open Space” so that generations of Eagles, Egrets, Otters, Ducks, Geese, Coyotes, Owls, and others may continue to have their rightful
nesting and living areas.
• Protect the Trees & Native Greenery that clean our air and provide habitat for the hundreds of animals that call it home.

We strongly object to an out of state developer creating a Community Development District where the Bardmoor community would be taxed in order to pay for construction of the Developer’s project. The County held an informational meeting on Tuesday night to help explain the development review and land use process from an objective perspective. The meeting was extremely well attended, and the crowd was extremely appreciative of the County’s Representative, Blake Lyon, taking the time to come and speak to the community. Of the approximately 500 in attendance, it appeared that all of those who attended were clearly in opposition to the destruction of the golf course and surrounding community. A question and answer session followed the county’s presentation of the process. Numerous members of the public took the opportunity to express their opposition to the developer’s proposal. Their concerns include the loss of open space in an extremely densely populated county, traffic and congestion issues, loss of recreation options, potential flooding issues, and loss of valuable wildlife habitat, among other issues. The common theme among those who spoke was the wish to preserve the site as it is and to preserve and protect what little open space remains in Pinellas County.

The move toward development of golf courses in Pinellas County is becoming a recurring theme. If you would like to support opposition to this type of development, please contact your County Commissioners:

Kathleen Peters:
727-464-3568 Tel
727-464-3022 Fax
kpeters@pinellascounty.org

Pat Gerard:
727-464-3360 Tel
pgerard@pinellascounty.org

Janet C. Long
727-464-3365
janetclong@pinellascounty.org

Charlie Justice
727-464-3363 Tel
cjustice@pinellascounty.org

Dave Eggers
727-464-3276 Tel
deggers@pinellascounty.org

Karen Williams Seel
727-464-3278 Tel
kseel@pinellascounty.org

Kenneth T. Welch
727-464-3614 Tel
kwelch@pinellascounty.org