In the News

  • Mark Bentley, P.A. sponsors Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission's 33rd Annual Planning and Design Awards in October 2015 as the "Community Sponsor".
  • Bentley quoted in ABC Action News article concerning New Channelside and the vision that could change the downtown street grid, September 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Bay Times concerning changing streets near Times Forum, August 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley mentioned in Tampa Tribune article concerning challenging Tampa City Council's denial of an alcoholic beverage permit for a proposed restaurant located along Howard Avenue's "Restaurant Row" in the popular SoHo district. (Link)
  • Bentley quoted in Laywers.com article concerning recent changes to noise laws throughout the country and the constitutional challenge involved in crafting such noise ordinances. (Link)
  • Bentley cited in "FLUEDRA, Flawed but Fixable", published in the Florida Bar Journal, June 2012.
  • Bentley mentioned in St. Petersburg Times article concerning City of Tampa alcoholic beverage zoning changes. (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article concerning City of Tampa alcoholic beverage zoning changes. (PDF)
  • Bentley cited in Cape Coral Daily Breeze article regarding the issue of noise regulation within residential communities. (December 17, 2001) (PDF)
  • Bentley successful in obtaining a private school’s land use approval as neighbors raise the Hometown Democracy issue. (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Ocala Banner concerning land use dispute over a proposed mine. (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article concerning a dispute over the use of a property near MacDill Air Force Base (September 25, 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article discussing the approval of liquor sales at a new Irish pub, despite opposition by many in the community. (August 19, 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley mentioned in Tampa Tribune article discussing how an old photograph he found enabled a local bar to continue to sell liquor as well as beer and wine. (June 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article about an approved settlement between Hillsborough Community College and a group of Ybor City property and business owners that will force the school to reduce the height of its new building to follow the district’s zoning regulations. (May 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article concerning Hillsborough Community College’s construction project violating Tampa’s comprehensive plan and zoning regulations. (April 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article about zoning changes on MacDill Air Force Base. (March 18, 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article after a five-story boutique hotel project in Ybor City received initial approval from the Tampa City Council. (March 2, 2009) (PDF)
  • Bentley mentioned in St. Petersburg Times article after obtaining zoning approval by the County despite emotional protests by neighbors. (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article about the development of a Tampa Walgreens. (August 20, 2008) (PDF)
  • Bentley mentioned in Tampa Tribune article discussing land use issues concerning the proposed redevelopment of the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory to a luxury hotel. (September 20, 2007) (PDF)
  • Bentley mentioned in Tampa Tribune article discussing negotiations for the sale of the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, a first step in redeveloping the property. (June 13, 2007) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in Tampa Tribune article discussing the transition of a vacant lot and a small single-family home into office buildings. (June 2, 2007) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article about a company that builds farm worker housing and the expansion of their operations. (May 5, 2006) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article discussing noise complaints at Ford Ampitheatre by nearby residents. (July 26, 2005) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article about noise complaints at the Ford Amphitheater. (June 10, 2005) (PDF)
  • Bentley quoted in St. Petersburg Times article concerning the constitutionality of local noise ordinances as it relates to noise complaints at the Ford Amphitheatre. (February 26, 2005) (PDF)
  • Bentley mentioned in St. Petersburg Times article after successfully representing a property owner in an appeal before the Tampa City Council, and reversing the City of Tampa Variance Review Board. (May 30, 2002) (PDF)