Board agrees to transfer rights for scientology - 2006-12-20
The city's Development Review Board approved a request Tuesday from the Church of Scientology to transfer the development rights for 82 residential units at its power plant on Court Street to the Oak Cove building. Oak Cove is a 13-story waterfront high-rise on the west side of Osceola Avenue that the church intends to develop as a 252-room hotel. The church is in the midst of renovating Oak Cove, once an assisted living facility, but which has been vacant since 1999. The church plans to use the building for activities during the renovation of the Fort Harrison Hotel and the massive Super Power building across the street. When those two projects are completed, which the church said will be in mid 2008, Oak Cove will be converted into a hotel for visiting Scientologists.