Residents talk Bayfront Park community center plans


Residents talk Bayfront Park community center plans


Date: January 19, 2012
by: Robin Hartill | City Editor



Approximately 50 people met yesterday to discuss the future of Bayfront Park Recreation Center.

At the meeting, architect Lisa Wannemacher, of Wannemacher Jensen Architects, presented a prospectus plan for a proposed community center that updated a 2009 draft Master Concept Plan created by the town and Sarasota County with public input. The plan Wannemacher presented at Wednesday’s meeting included a kayak/canoe launch, boardwalk, community garden and an active recreation field.

If the plans move forward, Key citizens could have the final say on the project via a referendum vote in November at the earliest. Nearly two-thirds of voters rejected a community center plan in 2004.

A second public meeting is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Recreation Center.

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  • The politician must have a lapse of memory about what the residence of LBK want and do not want. A community center has millions of dollars in short and long term operating and maintenance expenses, that will not generate revenue for the tax base.

    We have plenty of venues to meet our friends and socialize. Our privacy and less access to the outside public is what people see in living on LBK prefer.

    This would be an excellent piece of property for the town to sell to commercial developers for nice shops for our convenience.

    The income from the sale of the property should be used to reduce the Town debt and lower our property taxes, since it would generate property taxes for years to come!
  • Thomas Hawkins
    Thu 19th Jan 2012
    at 3:27pm
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