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- You know those two single lane roundabouts are so successful in promoting pedestrian traffic that pedestrians have become invisible. I've yet to see a one. How's that for top down planning. What any municipality needs is unfettered private development by entrepreneurs bent on maximizing their dreams and profits for their benefit and for those of the consumer. If they succeed, we all benefit. If they fail, someone else will come along with something better.
Downtown Sarasota changed for the better when the Ritz Carlton was built by private interests filling, in their own minds, a void in luxury accommodations and nightlife. And it worked. You don't need a Duany to figure this out nor do you need him to tell you downtown high end supermarket is necessary. When the Ritz was completed, downtown blossomed--a sleepy downtown was converted into a nightlife mecca of restaurants and night clubs.
Forget urban planning. It's best left to individual entrepreneurial spirits seeking to fulfill their own dreams and visions.
Give Duany a free one way bus pass out of town from that godawful Lemon St. bus station. Be done with him once and for all. And get rid of that bus station in the middle of downtown. I'll bet some public central planner was responsible for that abomination.
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Temple Beth Sholom’s youth group celebrated Passover with a Chocolate Seder Sunday, April 13.
Members of the Sarasota Seminole Club worked with Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota as part of Florida State University’s Seminole Service Day.
Piero Rivolta and his wife, Rachele, opened their home to the Pines of Sarasota March 26.