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OPTING FOR A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Benderson Development proposes a business park for light manufacturing, warehouses, distribution, research and development on the site. Image courtesy Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION SPLITS ON A DECISION TO ALLOW BENDERSON DEVELOPMENT TO CREATE A LIGHT INDUSTRIAL/ WAREHOUSE PROJECT ON 42 ACRES OFF FRUITVILLE ROAD By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Sarasota County will enter into negotiations special meeting on Nov. 26 in Sarasota, when to sell Benderson Development 42 acres the board spent almost an hour and 40 minof land off Fruitville Road where the com- utes exploring in more depth two proposals pany wants to create what Vice President the county had received for the parcel. Larry Fineberg calls Vice Chairman "basically a product I was interested in a stable Charles Hines and that doesn't exist in Commissioner Nora Sarasota County right economic driver … The track record that Patterson were in now" — an attractive Benderson has had brings a lot of relief the minority. Hines center for industrial to me as far as their ability to attract voiced concern that quality tenants … light manufacturing. the project could be Christine Robinson That was the 3-2 decicompetition for faciliCommissioner sion of the County ties that already exist Sarasota County Commission during a in the county, while

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