Monday, May 6, 2019

Ayech leading effort to stop hamlet intensification in East Sarasota

Becky Ayech - a longtime advocate for water and sensible land use planning in East Sarasota - is leading a community effort to change the County's 2050 Comprehensive Plan. Their comp plan amendment (CPA) would restrict the "hamlet" format in portions of East County.

Her main concern is a plan proposed to intensify a 6,000-acre area at Fruitville Road and Verna Road. The plan was presented at a neighborhood workshop by Rod Krebs and Don Neu this past January. It proposed to double the density of a hamlet project and to run sewer utilities out from the Bee Ridge Wastewater Treatment Plant to the development to enable the higher density.

Ayesh has formed a coalition to change the Comp Plan to disallow this intensification. Her group has scheduled a hearing for May 13 in Old Miakka and invites all who have concerns to either attend or to write to the County.

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  1. Please, let's do everything to prevent urban sprawl from encroaching on the last remaining historic rural portion of Sarasota County.

  2. Thank you - now is the time - later is too late.