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variance on the same parcel that called for construction 200.16 feet seaward of the GBSL. During that public hearing, the owners of the property, Ronald and Sania Allen, also sought a variance to build a second house of the same design on the parcel they own at 168 Beach Road. During that Jan. 9, 2013 meeting, Commissioner Nora Patterson, who lives on Siesta Key, pointed out that she had "abso- lutely seen that whole area [under water] …" Because of the history of those lots and that entire section of Siesta Key, Patterson said, "It's really rough for me to even envision some- body wanting to build on those properties." A News Leader search of county property records shows the 7,429-square-foot parcel at 162 Beach Road was purchased by the Allens on May 29, 2009 for $5.4 million. The seller was Brent R. Cooper, trustee. The lot sold in September 2007 for $500,000. In 2013, the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office put a value of $1,047,500 on the land. A year earlier, the value was $1,161,200. The vacant lot at 162 Beach Road is underwater in a January 1980 photo that appeared in the Siesta Key Pelican; the same property is shown in a January 2012 photo. Images courtesy Sarasota County Sarasota News Leader April 18, 2014 Page 65

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