At the first workshop, it was reported that the facility would precipitate 100 trucks a day of additional traffic, and have 35-foot-high piles of construction materials visible behind 8-foot walls, waiting to be recycled.
- Jan. 2017 Neighborhood Workshop Form
- Sarasota County Zoning Code
- Zoning and Comp Plan - brief explainer
UPDATE: Gabbert already has an approved Waste Transfer Station to be situated nearby - on Cattlemen Rd. Documents on this facility can be found here:
Notice of Neighborhood Meeting July 2014 (in Gabbert's offices)===
Special Exception Meeting Request with Narrative
County Source Page
The proposed site is currently owned by the County. How long will our Commission and EDC avoid looking for higher, better uses for our land, especially land so near the Celery Fields, a green space, bird sanctuary and Audubon Nature Center that is garnering a national and even international profile for avid birders and eco-tourists?
The second neighborhood meeting has to do with a "critical area plan," according to one planner. The sale of the county's 16 acres is reportedly contingent upon approval of the development.
Here is the workshop data.