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This week in local government

Written by on Sunday, January 7, 2024

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 (01/08)

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

 

Sarasota County Commission, community workshop (register here)

Benderson Development proposes changes to the Sarasota County Comprehensive Development Plan that would allow construction of high-density hotels. This is a second attempt to build a hotel on Siesta Key, after community activists defeated the first attempt in court.

6:00 PM

Virtual webinar via Zoom

 

Tuesday (01/09)

Manatee County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Land development agreements for more suburban projects: The Paddocks, Watercolor Place. Commissioner Satcher wants to discuss links of the “woke” American Library Association with Manatee County libraries.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

 

City of Venice Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Changes to land development code for Laurel East and West and Knight’s Trail. Commissioner Farrell: Creating a process to record meetings when staff meets with developers that generate changes to land development regulations.

9:00 AM

City Hall

401 West Venice Avenue

Venice, FL 34285

 

City of North Port regular commission meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Allowing higher density on two 19-acre lots.

10:00 AM

City of North Port commission chambers

4970 City Hall Blvd.

North Port, FL 34286

 

Wednesday (01/10)

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Approval to fund two projects by Teen Court, the organization that employs Commissioner Mike Moran’s wife. Adoption of Moran’s makeover of the social and human services funding process. Discussion of Moran’s Licensed Mental Health Reimbursement Pilot Program. Allowing the developer of the Hi-Hat Ranch to dig up a 155-acre borrow pit. Approve an exemption for a church retreat off Verna Road in Old Miakka.

9:00 AM

Sarasota County Administration Center

1660 Ringling Blvd.

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

City of Bradenton Council regular meeting (agenda)

Highlights: Details about disposition and sale of city hall building to a private developer. Discussion of mural on downtown public parking garage. Special permit for sidewalk café at 1201 1st Ave. West. Changing and renaming the Bradenton Community Redevelopment Area to Downtown Community Redevelopment Area.

10:30 AM

City Hall

101 Old Main Street

Bradenton, FL

 

 

City of Sarasota Planning Board (agenda)

Highlights: The controversial Obsidian project on North Palm Ave. in downtown is going back before the planning board. (documents here)

11:00 AM

City Hall,

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Thursday (01/11)

Manatee County Planning Commission (agenda)

Highlights: Increasing allowed homes in the Parrish Lakes development project from 3,300 to 3,400, shrinking the number of multifamily units from 1,100 to 400, and raising the height of commercial buildings to three stories. Setting standards for electric vehicle charging stations.

9:00 AM

Manatee County Administration Building

Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor

1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

 

Friday (01/12)

None

Monday (01/15)

None

Tuesday (01/16)

None

Wednesday (01/17)

City of Sarasota Development Review Committee (agenda)

Highlights: Five-story luxury condo building on Kumquat Court, north of downtown. Thirty-six unit affordable apartment complex on North Tamiami Trail. Amaryllis Park Place III: Teardown of 64 public housing units and construction of 144 residential units in four three-story buildings off N. Orange Ave. in Newtown (plans here)

9:00 AM

City Hall

1565 First Street

Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Thursday (01/18)

None

Friday (01/19)

None