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05/09/2014

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to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The outdoor restroom is for landscapers. Lee said in March that she did not plan on hiring any disabled landscape personnel. That explanation did not wash, so Lee came back Wednesday with new plans and received staff approval. The next and final step for the museum is a session with the city Planning Board. No City Commission action is required because the total square footage of the proj- ect is below a specific threshold. Coast Cadillac on Bee Ridge Road won a sign- off, too. Its plan is to demolish the existing sales and maintenance facilities and build anew. Representatives of the dealership will also appear with their project at the June Planning Board meeting and then head to the City Commission for final approval if the Planning Board OKs the project. NIGHTCLUB IN NAME ONLY? The DRC also signed off on a petition by Duval's New World Café to serve hard liquor. This proposal may prove more controversial than a bathroom at the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy or a new Cadillac showroom. To serve whiskey, Duval's needs a change in its zoning category to "nightclub." The owners have furnished all the necessary paperwork, and staff is sending their case forward. The owners explained at the April DRC meeting that they do not want to run a night- club. They want only to expand the drinking options for patrons. They promised — what is called a "proffer" in "zoning-speak" — to The Development Review Committee this week approved new ancillary facilities for the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy. Photo by Norman Schimmel Sarasota News Leader May 9, 2014 Page 15

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