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  • 1.
  • Hmm. I think I PERSONALLY would prefer a roof over Main street rather than remodeling the paving. Just my opinion, of course.

    Would we be able to get out of the weather for $14 million? We already have a lot of awnings on the buildings, now just put a shed over the cars.
  • Pete Theisen
    Sat 24th Dec 2011
    at 2:22pm
  • 2.
  • No one likes parallel parking. I would avoid that area and head for the malls if you take away angled parking. Why don't you do a survey of readers and ask who prefers parallel over angled parking. Also the cost of these improvements can't be justified, particularly when you add the loss of revenue to the merchants during construction. If the "Downtown Improvement Board" thinks this plan is a good idea, they should be relieved of their responsibilities.
  • Steve Rogers
    Fri 23rd Dec 2011
    at 2:09pm
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  • If you want to kill businesses on Main Street, this plan will do it.
    All Main Street and surrounding businesses should seek other locations ASAP. Knowing the idiots on the city commission, this construction abomination will happen in some form and destroy their businesses. More power to private malls. The rallying cry should be "Southgate here we come!"
  • Milan Adrian
    Thu 22nd Dec 2011
    at 9:54pm
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  • The City and Downtown Improvement District are behind the times - they need to be thinking about Low Impact Development designs - there is Federal and State funding for projects (such as pavers for Main Street) that clean storm-water before it hits the Sarasota Bay.
  • Stephen Long
    Thu 22nd Dec 2011
    at 5:20pm
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