Clearwater's land swap with Scientology seemed like a good idea, until it wasn't, but maybe is again - 2018-05-07
A real estate trade with the Church of Scientology that the city asked for, then shot down, then revived, only to kill it all over again is back for another round, giving whiplash to all involved.
Here's what's at play: the city owns three small properties downtown, one with a vacant building and two with a handful of parking spaces, the church wants for its campus. The church owns a vacant lot east of downtown the city wants for retail parking.
If a good old fashioned land swap sounds straightforward here, oh just wait.