Monday, January 2, 2017

Developer-tailored Amendment to Greenway and Open Space Policies?

Public Notice

Proposed Amendment to the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan
The Sarasota County Planning and Development Services Department will hold two public meetings on proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 2015-G. Both meetings will present the same information. These are not public hearings. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the content of the proposed amendment and to seek comments and suggestions regarding the amendment.
The public meetings will be held on:

Date:                 January 18, 2017
Time:                 6:00 p.m.
Location:            Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Meeting Room B, Sarasota

Date:                 January 25, 2017
Time:                 6:00 p.m.
Location:            Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Rd, Englewood

The publicly-initiated amendment is related to the required Open Space and Greenbelts for 2050 Village developments, and proposes to revise Policies VOS5.1, VOS1.2.a, and VOS2.1 of the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Chapter, Sarasota 2050 RMA System section, and other policies as necessary.
The amendments could allow the County Commission to:

1. Grant requests for exceptions and/or reduction of the required 500-foot Greenbelt widths of a 2050 Village, with established criteria; and

2. Grant requests to reduce the Open Space of a 2050 Village to less than the required 50%, but to no less than a minimum of 33%, with established criteria.
For more information or to send written comments on the proposed amendment, contact:

Planning and Development Services Department
1660 Ringling Blvd, 1st Floor
Sarasota FL 34236

Please call 941-861-5000 or email with your questions.

Planning Services provides unincorporated Sarasota County with land use services in collaboration with businesses, residents and neighboring jurisdictions to build a sustainable, prosperous community that distinguishes Sarasota County.
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