Sarasota hosting public input session on attainable housing Nov. 16

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The City of Sarasota is holding a virtual public input session Nov. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m., regarding a zoning text amendment to create three new mixed-use zone districts along commercial corridors and centers to incentivize on-site attainable housing.

Click the link to register for the Zoom meeting: https://sarasotafl-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DB4OOm0bSKGPR1rOYOVdWw

Urban mixed-use zone districts would allow the city to identify existing commercial corridors and centers for appropriate mixed-use development to encourage attainable housing. It’s founded upon the concepts of “new urbanism” in an effort to attract compact and diverse mixed-use developments that provide housing and workplaces within close proximity.

The meeting will cover the following topics:

  • Comprehensive Plan vs. Zoning
  • History of what the City Commission has already approved
  • Proposed density bonus when attainable housing is provided on-site
  • Development and design standards for mixed-use zone districts
  • Development and design standards for commercial centers

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