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01/24/2014

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Sarasota News Leader January 24, 2014 Page 48 Another incentive would be higher densities — more dwelling units per acre. She noted a triple-density plan is moving forward in the Rosemary District across Fruitville Road from downtown. She also suggested the possibility of transferring development rights to increase downtown density. Some historic buildings in downtowns are destroyed simply because of the underlying density of the zoning. A two-story historic hardware store, for example, could be torn down to build a 10-story condominium. The Historic Preservation Board recently cleared the way for such action on Second Street, allowing demolition of a two-story apartment building on the historic register to facilitate construction of a 10-story hotel. A transfer of development rights (TDR) would allow the owner of the hypothetical historic hardware store to sell the excess Dr. Mark Kauffman is a DID board member. Photo courtesy City of Sarasota units allowed on the property to facilitate a development with extra density elsewhere (making it no longer developable) to "urban in a defined area. TDRs create a "market" for villages" east of Interstate 75. density that can be bought, sold, bartered or The TDR and other ideas from the studio will swapped among buyers and sellers. get a public airing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at The county is starting to use TDRs, allow- 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Selby Public ing density transfers from agricultural land Library at Five Points. % Someone you know needs Planned Parenthood • Lifesaving cancer screenings • Parent & teen education • Annual GYN exams • Birth control Planned Parenthood Of Southwest And Central Florida • Sarasota 941-953-4060 • MyPlannedParenthood.org

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