Derek Jeter to get taller gate around Tampa property to keep fans, photographers away

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 09:19:14-05

Former New York Yankee and Tampa resident, Derek Jeter, has received final approval from Tampa City Hall to install a taller gate to create more privacy at his Tampa mansion. 

The current gate, which is 6 feet tall, is already 2 feet taller than the city rules allow. Jeter got a variance from the city to build the taller gate when the house was built in 2009. 

The 30,000 square foot home includes 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 three-car garages.

The new gate will be taller and opaque so that people walking and driving by can't see into his property. 

A representative for Jeter says that the huge amount of people that try to see into the property is causing a security risk. 

Drones have even been seen flying over his home. 

The new gate will be 8 feet tall at its highest point, opaque and set back 18 feet from the property line. The new gate will have the same wrought iron design but will have a sheet metal backing to keep people from seeing into the property. 

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