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Updated: 03/31/2013 11:56:03AM

Save downtowns by limiting urban sprawl

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Cathy Antunes

By Catherine Antunes

Guest Columnist

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Sarasota’s County Commission is currently engaged in revisiting the county’s comprehensive land use plan, also known as the 2050 plan or Comp Plan. Among other regulations, the plan establishes an Urban Service Boundary to curtail urban sprawl.

Landowners with property outside the USB are lobbying for zoning changes that would make their parcels more buildable and therefore, more valuable.

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