A proposed nine-story, 56-room hotel and resort is planned to replace the current 42-room Schooner Hotel in Tampa Florida. The redeveloped Schooner Resort is closer to construction after a board of commissioners meeting that led to a vote permitting zoning changes to accommodate the plans. Proposed as a nine-story, 56-room hotel with a second-floor restaurant and rooftop bar, the new resort is set to be the tallest hotel in Madeira Beach’s two-mile strip of beachfront. It will stand on a stretch of four- and five-story condos on the west side of Gulf Boulevard that looks out over the beach, where the current 42-room Schooner Hotel stands. Across the street, the developers are planning additional parking and 6,000 square feet of retail space as part of the plan. Developer Kevin Bowden, Jeff Beggins and Jim Beggins of Madeira Beach and Bowden plan to break ground next year. The also own the nearby Cambria Suites Hotel.