Growth Planning, Density, and Jurisdictional Control - Sarasota Bay and Palma Sola Bay Coastal High Hazard Areas
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Title: Growth Planning, Density, and Jurisdictional Control - Sarasota Bay and Palma Sola Bay Coastal High Hazard Areas
Discussion Group Leader: Tony Rodriguez
- This meeting seeks to hear people’s concerns on land development and growth management issues in Palma Sola Bay.
- How to best protect habitat, shellfish water quality, protection of the West Indian manatee, among other concerns.
- How do we deal with urban sprawl and coastal high hazard areas density?
- How can we deal with the citizens appeal process? Too many big time land developers are appealing the county in an attempt to develop areas declared as preserves. Developers are attempting to up the density limit on shorelines and high hazard areas.
- The comprehensive plan is so detailed and large that it allows the county to get snookered. For example, one loophole was a developer bought 50 acres of land, but only 2 acres were buildable. According to county regulation you are allowed one living unit per one acre of land; however, this developer was able to build 50 units on his 2 acres of land. What is the best was to avoid these loopholes?
- Potential development of the Terra Sea preserve. Potential construction swap to make research center/hotel. Will this be allowed even though it may damage the estuary?
- We need a larger buffer zone to reduce the amount of runoff that enters the bay area?
- Can we make certain areas historically protected?
- How can we get people to stop fertilizing their lawns?
- Future of planning will involve the using scenario exercise, updating documents, and the creation of 5 commercial centers that can reduce commuting and urban sprawl.