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Vol. 2, No. 14 — December 20, 2013 CONTENTS A BOLD BOULEVARD PLAN ON THE RISE Click Any Headline To Go Directly To That Article NEWS & COMMENTARY A BOLD BOULEVARD PLAN As the next big step for the Fruitville Initiative area, a new kind of road is in the works — Roger Drouin 9 ON THE RISE 15 MOVING FORWARD 19 'DAS CAPITOL' 23 ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE CRANES 26 A TUNNEL, NOT A SIPHON 32 THE CHALLENGES OF MARBUT'S PLAN 35 The state's most recent projections of taxable value in Sarasota County show growth of 5.4 percent in the 2015 fiscal year, an increase of more than 1 percent over an earlier estimate — Roger Drouin A city evaluation panel agrees the Rosemary Square proposal is worth serious consideration — Stan Zimmerman The County Commission ponders how to best lobby Tallahassee — Cooper Levey-Baker Revised details are revealed about the hotel project next to the Palm Avenue garage and a project with increased density in the Rosemary District remains on the fast track — Stan Zimmerman The firm analyzing how Lift Station 87 should be built recommends a lower depth for pipe under Hudson Bayou and estimates a project cost of $4.2 million — Stan Zimmerman County employees working on the community's new homelessness initiatives say some of the measures will take a long time to come to fruition — Stan Zimmerman PHOTO CREDITS Front cover: Selby Bromeliad Tree - Robert Hackney Sarasota Leisure: A Festive Five Points Park - Rachel Hackney

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