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Architect Lisa Wannemacher presented a prospectus plan for Bayfront Park Recreation Center.
Longboat Key Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 5 years ago

Residents talk Bayfront Park community center plans

by: Robin Hartill Managing 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.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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