Sarasota News Leader

12/14/2012

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VOICING OPPOSITION A Sarasota County diagram shows the overall site plan for the parcel at 162 Beach Road. Image courtesy Sarasota County SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION, TERRACE EAST RESIDENTS INDICATE PLANS TO FIGHT REQUESTS FOR NEW HOMES ON TWO BEACH ROAD LOTS THAT HAVE BEEN UNDERWATER IN THE PAST By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Residents of Terrace East and directors of the Siesta Key Association have indicated they will oppose requests for two variances that will be addressed by the Sarasota County Commission on Jan. 9. Peter van Roekens, vice president of the SKA, brought up the matter during the organization���s regular meeting on Dec. 6, noting the two lots had been beneath the Gulf of Mexico in the past. He had photos as proof for the County Commission, he pointed out. Both petitions involve construction of new He had just learned notices about the requests Beach Road homes had come to adjacent with swimming pools property owners in and decks, paver driveWe���re going to meet about it. It���s the mail the previous ways and landscape day, he said. ���Howevnot a good thing. retaining walls about er, I didn���t get one,��� van 200 feet seaward of the Roekens said. Neither Peter van Roekens Board member county���s Gulf Beach did the president of Terrace East Setback Line. Terrace East, he added.

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