Hearing officer approves Lutz charter school

A proposed charter school in Lutz has received approval, despite objections from nearby residents, homeowner associations and community organizations. Land use hearing officer James Scarola approved a special use permit for the Tampa Academy of Math and Science, a charter school for up to 870 kindergarteners through eighth-graders. In his April 6 decision, Scarola found that the request … [Read more...]

Competing interests at Sunlake and Lutz Lake Fern

James Scarola is deliberating the future of a parcel at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard. Applicants for a special use permit want to use a 7.4-acre parcel to become the new home of the Tampa Academy of Math and Science, a charter school specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ruth Gimpel, who owns a horse stable next door, wants … [Read more...]