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Sarasota News Leader January 10, 2014 Page 57 Lastly, a new Fire Station No. 12 will be constructed at 3110 Bee Ridge Road. The memo said the Fire Department anticipates a formal award of that bid late this year. When then Commission Vice Chairman Charles Hines asked why the proposed design for the new Bee Ridge facility was so different from the others Hoag had shown the board, Hoag explained that the site "has a very small footprint …" The plan is to put the crew quarters on the second floor, he added. The design also will need to fit in with the community, he noted — a goal for each of the four projects — with neighborhood meetings planned for that purpose. % Work continued in mid-November on the Mall at University Town Center off University Parkway. Photo by Norman Schimmel This rendering shows the possible design for Fire Station No. 14 in the Osprey area. Image courtesy Sarasota County

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