Sarasota News Leader

06/07/2013

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CRANES COMING BACK The Jewel will be built at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue in Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel ONE PALM DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FOR DOWNTOWN SARASOTA HEADED TO THE SARASOTA PLANNING BOARD FOR DISCUSSION By Stan Zimmerman City Editor The cranes are coming back. and 6,000 feet of retail space slated to become a restaurant on the ground floor. Tom Mannausa's The Jewel is approved and going up 18 stories. And John Meshad's One Palm is head- The building would face the Church of the Redeemed for a final round of "adjustments" by the Sarasota er across Palm Avenue. The property is currently City Planning Board on June 12. open space. The street address is 240 S. Pineapple. Meshad wants to build a 10-story tower on the northeast corner at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Charles Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota. Preliminary plans indicate the structure will house a 148-room hotel, 147 condominium units Almost all authorizations for construction downtown require only administrative approval by the City of Sarasota staff. However, adjustments, special exceptions and variances from the building codes do require examination and specific approval

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