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This Week in Local Government

Written by on Sunday, December 31, 2023

In a workshop on Monday, Jan. 8, the City of Sarasota commission will discuss comprehensive plan changes that would allow higher density along thoroughfares to encourage construction of workforce housing.

 

Monday (01/01)

New Year’s Day

 

Tuesday (01/02)

City of Sarasota regular commission meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Public comment – concerns about proposed comprehensive plan change, allowing higher density to encourage construction of workforce housing along major thoroughfares (on the agenda of a commission workshop the following Monday). Discussion about predatory towing practices. Public hearing about expanding the vacation rental ordinance city-wide. Presentation of the city’s 2024 transportation projects.

9:00 AM

City Hall

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Wednesday (01/03)

City of Sarasota Development Review Committee (agenda)

Highlight: 1718 Main St. mixed-use project. Developer asks for higher density to build a rental apartment complex (retail downstairs) that includes 25% attainable housing.  (proposal here).

9:00 AM

City Hall,

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Thursday (01/04)

None

 

Friday (01/05)

None

Monday (01/08)

City of Sarasota commission workshop (agenda)

Highlight: Discussion about Comprehensive Plan changes, allowing higher density along thoroughfares if attainable housing is built. (Meeting materials here)

9:00 AM

City Hall,

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Tuesday (01/09)

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting (no agenda yet)

Highlights: n.a.

9:00 AM

Sarasota County Administration Center

1660 Ringling Blvd.

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Manatee County Commission regular meeting (no agenda yet)

Highlights: n.a.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

 

City of North Port regular commission meeting (no agenda yet)

Highlights: n.a.

10:00 AM

City of North Port commission chambers

4970 City Hall Blvd.

North Port, FL 34286

 

Wednesday (01/10)

None

 

Thursday (01/11)

Manatee County Planning Commission (no agenda yet)

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton