Sarasota News Leader

11/08/2013

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PARK PROGRESS The site of a proposed new county sports complex is located at the northwest corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Tuttle Avenue. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY MOVES FORWARD WITH A PLAN TO BUY 115 ACRES FROM DOLOMITE UTILITY CORP. FOR USE AS A NORTH COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX By Roger Drouin County Editor The County Commission moved forward on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with the second of two major aspects of the planned acquisition of Dolomite Utilities Corp. The plan is to develop the site into a long discussed and planned North County Sports Complex. The property that once was home to a water In a unanimous vote, the board proceeded plant and wastewater treatment facility has been vacant since the early 2000s. with the purchase of 115 acres owned by the utility system, located at the northwest Once the land is redeveloped as a park, it would become the corner of Dr. Martin third largest recreLuther King Jr. Way and Tuttle Avenue. I don't believe we would be able to ational facility in the county — behind Later this month, the duplicate a property of that size. Englewood Sports commission is scheduled to cast a final vote Complex, with 137 Nora Patterson Commissioner on the $2 million puracres, and Twin Lakes Sarasota County chase of the property. Park, with 123.

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