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Month: December 2017

Sarasota County to demolish Sheriff’s Office training facility on South Midnight Pass property so people can use the site for parking

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    With the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office having formally vacated a training facility at 6647 S. Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key, the County Commission unanimously has directed staff to demolish the structure and grade Read More

Planning Commission votes 8-1 to recommend County Commission amend Siesta Key zoning regulations to allow flexibility with commercial structures’ street setbacks

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Eight of nine Sarasota County Planning Commission members have agreed that developers should have the flexibility to construct buildings taller than 35 feet as close as 2 feet to the sidewalk in three commercial Read More

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Since the Lido Key Renourishment Project formally was unveiled to the public in September 2013, representatives of the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) routinely have referenced a range Read More

Antigua: The island showing that the Caribbean is open for business

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