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07/26/2013

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Sarasota News Leader July 26, 2013 with The Sarasota News Leader, Bill Earl, a board member of both the Richardson Road East Neighborhood and Citizens for Sensible Growth associations, said he will attend the session. He lives north of the Fruitville Initiative area. "We are right in the impact area," Earl pointed out. Page 34 Reid also wants to see community residents involved in the process, Krotec noted. Rozansky said the plan needs to be "cautiously integrated into the rural neighborhood to the east of the property." Additionally, architects with Sweet Sparkman Architects have been working on plans they will present at the August County Commission meeting. However, architect Jerry Sparkman, a member of the project team, declined through an office representative to comment at this time. "The rural neighborhoods worked with the county very hard last time to try and get some protections, and we hope that will influence what they are talking about now," Earl said. In addition to rezoning land — a change that "We hope those guiding principles protect the could result in an increase in residential density — the Fruitville Initiative could alter the neighborhoods." I-75 interchange, according to a June 20 email Proponents of the Fruitville Initiative already update from Rozansky to county administrahave been meeting with Sarasota County Ad- tive staff. Traffic engineering firm Tindale Olministrator Randall Reid. "I see Mr. Reid as an iver and Associates is studying possible modadministrator with global vision," Krotec said. ifications to the interchange. % Fox Creek is one of the residential communities on Richardson Road, to the northeast of the project area.

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