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04/04/2014

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A rare standing-room-only crowd attended the City of Sarasota's Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on Wednesday, April 3. Was it the planned new office building on Fruitville Road that drew these people? A quarter-acre addition to the footprint of a downtown residential high-rise? Or that rarest of planning actions, a new subdivision plat? T h e a u d i e n c e w a s q u i e t a n d u n c o n - c e r n e d a s T o m Jackson explained his plan to demolish three houses on the south side of Fruitville Road just west of Tuttle Avenue. In their place, he plans a 5,000-square-foot office building to complement a nearly 4,000-square-foot exist- ing office structure. Staff with the city's Building Department reminded Jackson he needed to provide a staging plan for construction and that he had to obtain a demolition permit for the three houses. The matter was all cut and dried, and the all-import- ant sign-off sheet was c i r c u l a t e d a m o n g staff. Jackson had achieved a milestone for his project. A flag marks the United Way building at 1445 Second St. in downtown Sarasota, separated by a parking lot from 1401 Second St. A 10-story building is planned for the site. Image from Google Maps BITER'S 10-STORY DOWNTOWN BUILDING PLANS EXPAND, AND EACH RESIDENT IN THE NEW Q CONDOS WILL HAVE HIS OWN DEED ROOFTOP DINING IDEA SCRAPPED Nothing here allows greater density or new uses. Brenda Patten Attorney By Stan Zimmerman City Editor

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