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[Government] Costs High for Changing Building Rules through Downtown
Jacob Ogles, Jacob.Ogles@srqmediagroup.com
A tightening of rules on how construction can be approved on South Palm Avenue may now affect other parts of downtown Sarasota. As City officials expand the area where new rules can later be applied, the costs for changes is going up rapidly.
Sarasota 2050 is a 50 year land use plan to manage and shape future growth in Sarasota County. Sarasota 2050’s primary goals are preserving the county’s natural, cultural and physical resources and making all neighborhoods, both old and new, more livable.
“LAKEWOOD RANCH—Three influential area leaders announced plans Tuesday for a $14.4 million regional economic-development hub in eastern Lakewood Ranch, saying the facility will improve the Manatee/Sarasota area’s chances of landing and retaining jobs.”
The Sarasota School of Architecture found its inspiration in part from the philosophies of the Bauhaus. It incorporated forms of regional Southern architecture, using patios, verandas, modular construction and raised floors to open up its buildings for greater ventilation in pre-air-conditioning days.