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Updated: 09/26/2012 08:01:14AM

Time is right to test the vision

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One thing Florida’s Community Planning Act of 2011 did was give local communities more latitude in managing growth. For better or worse.

What we heard at a Sarasota County workshop on growth management last week was a commitment to the goals and policies in the county’s comprehensive plan. The chances of changing the county’s urban services boundary — essentially Interstate 75, which separates high-service from low-service areas — were virtually zero. The emphasis was on creating more incentives for redevelopment of existing urban corridors — taking parking lots and putting up something more paradisiacal, if you will.

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