FGT Purchases Land For Gas Pipeline

May 2010 Vol. 237 No. 5

The Tampa Palms Community Development District has reportedly accepted an offer of $400,000 from Florida Gas Transmission Co. (FGT) for land in Area 1 where FGT plans to run a gas pipeline.

The district’s board of supervisors approved the deal as a result of eminent domain talks with representatives of the gas company. The money will compensate the district for its loss of the use of the property.

The Area 1 site is between Interstate 75 and Tampa Palms’ Enclave village. It covers 2.74 acres of permanent easement and 1.6 acres of temporary construction easement adjacent to a district pond west of the interstate. FGT is running a natural gas pipeline adjacent to I-75 through parts of Tampa Palms Area 1, the TPOST Community Development District Area 3 and on Tampa Electric Co.-owned property adjacent to Area 1.

FGT has rights to an existing 25-foot easement that runs parallel to I-75. The new strip of land doubles the size of the easement to 50 feet.