Last week, the Tampa Bay-area commercial real estate developmentcompany won final approval on an off-site wetlands mitigation planthat cleared the way for construction on the Cooper Citydevelopment site.

"We've been working on this for about three, maybe three andhalf years, because of the mitigation and wellfield issues," GeorgeK. Kidman, a Paradise Development executive vice president andpartner, tells

The Cooper City Commons project is one of six retaildevelopments that Kidman, in partnership with Michael P. Connor,Paradise Development president, are presently approved to build inthe South Florida market. Operating from main offices in SafetyHarbor, FL, the company has developed about 30 Publix retailcenters mostly in Florida but also in Georgia and Alabama.

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