Monday, August 3, 2009

Comp Plan Public Hearing Aug. 6

Sarasota County Planning Services invites you to attend the second of three public hearings about proposed amendments to the county’s comprehensive plan before the Sarasota County Planning Commission. The public hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in the commission chamber at the Sarasota County Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

At this public hearing, the Planning Commission will take testimony on the following amendments, which will affect several chapters of the comprehensive plan:

· Adding a policy and map recognizing the Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway and the Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway.

· Adding new policies and amending existing policy to address nonconforming residential densities. The purpose of this amendment is to deal with situations where the density permitted within existing zoning districts exceeds the density allowed by future land use designations on the future land use map.

· Amending policies to limit residential densities as allowed by affordable housing policies in the comprehensive plan in the Light Office land use designation.

We hope to see you there and please forward this message along to your friends and acquaintances who may have an interest in these proposed changes. If you aren't able to attend, but would like to send in your comments, e-mail them to More information about these amendments can be found on the county’s Web site at

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