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Top 100 moments from 2017: STOP! goes mainstream
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at 6:56 AM The ad hoc group that put an exclamation point on on many neighborhoods’ complaints about Sarasota’s building boom is now
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SIDEWALK WALKABILITY PRESENTATION
Although the City of Sarasota says it wants to be pedestrian-friendly, pedestrians are actually being neglected in the current City
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THE CITY OF SARASOTA’S PUBLIC PROCESS VS. PURE ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL 101
Understanding the Development application approval process in the City of Sarasota is daunting. This document attempts to highlight the value of
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CITY OF SARASOTA TRAFFIC STUDIES: VIRTUAL REALITY, QUESTIONABLE METRICS AND GRIDLOCK (A layman’s guide.)
No one should mistake a Sarasota traffic study for an actual study of traffic.  The studies as currently designed serve
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Sarasota City Plan (Comprehensive Plan)
The Long-Range Planning Division is responsible for developing, evaluating, and maintaining the City’s Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Sarasota City
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Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares
Institute of Transportation Engineers Report This report has been developed in response to widespread interest for improving both mobility choices
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Sarasota City Commission candidates split on downtown development approvals
By Zach Murdock, Sarasota Herald Tribune Four candidates say they want to limit administrative development approvals, which do not require public
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Sarasota group pushing series of changes to development approvals
By Zach Murdock, Staff Writer, Sarasota Herald Tribune (updated Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 AM) The group called STOP! has outlined several changes to city rules
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Resident opposition to administrative approval strengthens
by David Conway (Sarasota Observer) Since making its public debut in September, the resident activist group STOP! has seen neighborhoods
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Bill Noonan: Change Sarasota’s approach to downtown development
By Bill Noonan, member STOP! Steering Committee & Guest Columnist There has been some confusion about STOP! and its goals.
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