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VARIANCE SOUGHT AGAIN A county illustration shows the location of 162 Beach Road (property record 0080-24-0028) and 168 Beach Road (0080-24-0027) close to the Terrace condominium complex on Siesta Key. Image courtesy Sarasota County OWNERS OF PROPERTY ON BEACH ROAD THAT HAS BEEN SUBMERGED IN THE GULF OF MEXICO IN PAST DECADES HAVE SUBMITTED A NEW PLAN TO CONSTRUCT A HOUSE ON THE SITE By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor A new effort has begun to obtain a Sarasota County variance for construction on Beach Road property that long-time Siesta Key residents say has a history of being under water, The Sarasota News Leader has learned. environmental supervisor for the county, told the News Leader. "Please note that our office sent a request for additional information on August 16 … so these plans are likely to be modified prior On July 10, the owners of the parcel at 162 to any board hearing," Berna wrote the News Beach Road — Ronald and Sonia Allen Leader in an email. — filed a new appliAs of Oct. 2, he said, the cation for a Coastal Setback Variance. Please note that our office sent a application remained The design has been request for additional information on incomplete and a pubr e v i s e d s i n c e t h e August 16 … so these plans are likely to lic hearing date had County Commission be modified prior to any board hearing. not been scheduled. on Jan. 9 turned down Howard Berna In fact, Berna told the their request to build Environmental Supervisor News Leader, "They Sarasota County a three-story home on the lot, Howard Berna, are plans that are

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