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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 47 and bid $2 million for the land, about twice The land-use map change and subsequent zonwhat Benderson has agreed to pay. ing changes will go before the Sarasota City The ���sign off��� means staffers see no legal im- Planning Board on March 12. pediment or zoning text problems with the Stan Zimmerman change to ���Commercial General.��� A pond is one feature Benderson Development would have to deal with on a city-owned parcel it wants to buy at the intersection of Beneva and Fruitville Roads. A helipad used by the Sarasota County Sheriff���s Office (at the rear of the photo) is adjacent to the Beneva Road side of the parcel. Photo by Robert Hackney SARASOTA DISTRICT 1 FORUM TO BE HELD JAN. 8 District 1 City Commissioner Willie Shaw will host a community forum Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., the city has announced. Additionally, updates will be provided on the following projects: Old Bradenton Road, Myrtle Street improvements, Newtown gateway/ landscaping, Newtown CRA goals and a North Updates will be provided on initiatives occur- Sarasota Communication Plan, the release ring within District 1 with an opportunity for points out. questions, the release says. Residents, busiUpcoming District 1 forums will be held on ness owners and District 1 stakeholders are Thursday, March 14; Thursday, June 13; and encouraged to attend. Thursday, Sept. 12, the release says. Times Additionally, Shaw and City Manager Tom and locations will be announced closer to the Barwin will introduce new Chief of Police forum dates. Bernadette DiPino. Shaw also will discuss the top two priorities for District 1 in 2013: the The boundaries of District 1 roughly are Unicleanup and development of the Marian An- versity Parkway to the north, Fruitville Road derson Place brownfield site and the creation to the south, North Tamiami Trail to the west of a small business incubator, the release says. and Tuttle Avenue to the east.

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