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Baugh can’t discuss the seven-story plan
Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch has requested changes to its University Lakes DRI that would allow construction of up to seven stories on the Lakewood Ranch Main Street parcel.
CDD boards approve new transponders
New transponders are $50, but they aren’t required to be used until old units break.
County pursues new homelessness project
After receiving a request from Harvest House to help pay for a housing project, the Sarasota County Commission asked county staff to research additional funds to assist the organization.
Mote makes public push for bayfront aquarium
At a meeting of the Argus Foundation today, Mote Marine President and CEO Michael Crosby spoke about the organization’s plans for the future.
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