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RENEWED FOCUS Land to the east of Coburn Road falls within the boundaries of the proposed Fruitville Initiative. All photos by Roger Drouin COUNTY PLANNERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM SWEET SPARKMAN ARCHITECTS WILL PRESENT AN UPDATE ON THE FRUITVILLE INITIATIVE AT THE AUG. 28 COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING By Roger Drouin County Editor Round Two of the Fruitville Initiative has an update on the public-private Fruitville Initiative at the Aug. 28 County Commission begun. meeting. A plan to rezone 320 acres of vacant land along Fruitville Road east of Interstate 75 and If the plan comes to fruition, proponents say create a mixed-use "gateway village" has re- the large-scale, New Urbanist development would bring jobs, ademerged three years ditional property taxafter an initial part of es and new vibrancy the proposal was first This is the gateway to Sarasota. If to the southern edge approved, in 2010. we screw this up, it will have an impact of the growing I-75 for years. County planners and corridor that has seen representatives from newer developments John Krotec Community Liaison Sweet Sparkman Arsuch as the Shoppes 2010 Fruitville Initiative Committee chitects will present at University Center,

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