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the project eventually might cost $9 million more than anticipated. With lawsuits and con- tract renegotiations under way, the additional money is not needed immediately, but the commissioners will hear a status report on the project and all its mechanical, legal and scien- tific problems. It is not a trivial endeavor. The lift station handles all the sewage from the southern half of the city, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Speaking of construction, city staff members are going to look for commission direction about downtown special events and street clo- sures. Downtown construction is starting to create traffic turmoil, with approved projects coming out of the ground. The rehab project at Dolphin Tower now has a structural reno- vation permit, so work can begin in earnest to repair the "broken" building. Groundbreaking for The Jewel condominium complex at 1301 City staff has worked out a lease agreement to use nearby property for a staging area if a homeless shelter is built at 1330 N. Osprey Ave. Image from Google Maps Sarasota News Leader April 18, 2014 Page 59

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