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11/08/2013

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TWO PROPOSALS Benderson Development is proposing a business park for light manufacturing, warehouses, distribution, research and development, and related offices on the site. Image courtesy Sarasota County COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WANT MORE INFORMATION FROM THE TWO DEVELOPERS VYING FOR PRIME COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY IN THE FRUITVILLE INITIATIVE AREA EAST OF INTERSTATE 75 By Roger Drouin County Editor County commissioners had several questions for two developers vying to build on 42 acres of county land in a prime location — in the middle of the planned Fruitville Initiative "gateway" area east of Interstate 75. O n N o v. 6 , V i c e Chairman Charles Hines suggested setting aside more time than was allotted during the regular meeting that day to go over the proposals. "This is too important of a discussion to be rushed through," Hines said. "This is a huge decision for many, many reasons." His fellow board members agreed to ask the two developers, Benderson Development Co. and Goodsports Enterprises Global This is too important of a LLC, to answer some discussion to be rushed through. This is of their questions and a huge decision for many, many reasons. then provide more detailed presentations Charles Hines during a Nov. 26 workVice Chairman Sarasota County Commission shop. That session has been scheduled

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