Sarasota County Commissioners voted 4 to 1 yesterday to reopen Sarasota 2050, the beginning of a process to revise its regulations.
In the next 45 to 60 days, the county planning staff will bring to the commission specific changes to consider.
Then, the county will schedule a series of public meetings and hearings.
Based on meetings with property owners and representatives of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch and Neal Communities, county staff is recommending modifications to 2050, including ones related to fiscal-neutrality conditions, housing-type requirements, density limitations and others.
When Sarasota County officials approved their 2050 Plan in 2002, they looked to create urban-style, walkable villages in undeveloped areas of the county, particularly lands east of Interstate 75.
But, more than 10 years later, only one project has been developed — Neal Communities’ Grand Palm development, in Venice.
Developers have raised concerns with the plan, saying the restrictions are too specific and need updates and modifications.
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- Trash the 2050 plan. How can anyone plan almost 40 years out any semblance of rational development. Let the free market prevail and builders along with buyers will determine what is best for each. Central, top down planning doesn't work. And government involvement never works.
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