Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Venice area residents concerned about possible rezoning on Lorraine Road
On the calendar soon. Sarasota County commissioners will decide whether to designate Lorraine Road from University Parkway to Fruitville Road and Lorraine Road from Clark Road to State Road 681 as a Business Corridor overlay.
This change would allow office space, light industrial and some business and service uses along Lorraine Road.
On April 26,2022.... the Sarasota County Commission adopted a new Business Park zoning district. Thire intention was to provide economic development and employment opportunities by allowing light industrial, office space and limited business and service uses in areas not previously zoned for such uses.
Four original corridors — Fruitville Road east of Interstate 75, Bee Ridge Road east of I-75, the S.R. 681 and I-75 interchange and South River Road — were created.
Property owners with a minimum of 10 acres and access from an adjacent arterial roadway could request a zoning change that would allow them to host the above uses.
On May 24, 2022 the two Lorraine Road corridors were added as potential Business Park Corridors.
Residents living along Lorraine Road say that they have not received any written notice of the proposed amendment changes to land use.
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