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06/07/2013

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Sarasota News Leader June 7, 2013 Page 34 by the Planning Board, or in certain cases the City Commission. One Palm needs three adjustments to the zoning codes, two for the use of drainage easements and one to save a grand Live Oak tree. The Planning Board has just four members following the election last month of former member Susan Chapman to the Sarasota City Commission. The building design cannot be completed until the "adjustments" are approved. The provision to save the tree, for example, would call for the building's higher stories to cantilever over the oak. "The actual story at which the building cantilevers over the tree canopy may also change (or be eliminated) prior to final approval," the staff evaluation says. "Any cantilever over the tree canopy will require certification by [a] city-approved certified arborist or Florida registered landscape architect that it will not negatively impact the health or growth of the tree." The building would complete the development of the block, which is bound by Palm Avenue, Ringling Boulevard, Pineapple Avenue and McAnsh Square. % A sign advertises The Jewel on the property where it will be built in downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel John Meshad's One Palm complex is planned as a 10-story tower at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

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