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May 2021

Venice town planning council to review site plan for rehabilitation hospital

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VENICE – The Venice Town Planning Commission will examine the site and the development plan of a offer a rehabilitation hospital with 42 beds which would be operated by Post Acute Medical, just south of the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice campus.

The proposed five-acre campus would house a 48,600 square foot facility and include a therapeutic garden. The entrance would be off Curry Lane, which is on the east side of Pinebrook Road, just south of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice Campus

The proposed PAM rehabilitation hospital in Venice would be the first of its kind opened in the state of Florida by Post Acute Medical in Enola, Pa.

This rendering shows a patient wing of the Post-Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital Project.

Post Acute also operates the PAM Specialty Hospital in Sarasota at 6150 Edgelake Drive, Sarasota, north of Bee Ridge Road and east of Interstate 75.

The inauguration of the rehabilitation hospital is slated for the third quarter of this year and completion is expected by the end of 2022.

The Venice facility would also offer outpatient rehabilitation services.

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Sarasota Memorial’s 365,000-square-foot full-service hospital is slated to open by the end of this calendar year, with construction slated for late 2022.

The proposed rehabilitation hospital is immediately east of a medical complex project which would be located on an adjacent 10 acre property owned by Casto Southeast Realty.

At least two other medical office buildings are targeted for separate plots in Sarasota County, on the north side of Laurel Road, west of the hospital.

This rendering shows the ambulance entrance to the Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital Project.

The planning committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber of Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice.

The public hearing on the site and the development plan is the first item on the agenda, after approval of the minutes.

Some members of the town planning committee can participate via Zoom.

The meeting will also be simultaneously broadcast live on the City’s website and via Zoom.

You can listen to the meeting by phone by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and when the meeting ID is requested, enter 856 0118 4333 then press the # key.

It can be viewed online at Click on “In progress” on the far right of the Town Planning Commission meeting on that date.

Public comment can be provided in writing to [email protected] or by regular mail to City Clerk Lori Stelzer, 401 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285.

Provide your full name and home address and, if you are a city business owner, provide the business name and address.

All comments received by noon on June 1 will be distributed to Planning Committee members and appropriate staff prior to the start of the meeting.

For Zoom, the meeting link or on a Zoom application with the ID 856 0118 4333.

To request a virtual speaking, you must complete the Request to speak form, available at the address

You must complete all required information or the form cannot be submitted.

Those in attendance in person can fill out a speaker card at the meeting, though the city still encourages virtual participation due to COVID-19 social distancing.

For more information or for assistance with questions for public comment, contact Lori Stelzer, City Clerk, [email protected] or 941-882-7390. For questions about connecting to the meeting: Christophe St. Luce, Chief Information Officer, [email protected] or 941-882-7425.

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The final site plan for the Lindbom lot goes to the Brighton Planning Commission

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The final site plan for West Village Townhomes in Brighton will be presented to the city planning committee on June 7th.

The Brighton Planning Commission will hold a public audience on the future of the 10.5-acre parcel at 1010 State St.

SR Jacobson Development Corp. plans to purchase the property and build 140 townhouses and a lodge with swimming pool. The firm seeks a planning unit agreement, or PUD, with the city.

If approved, the Bingham Farms-based developer can shut down the property, which RJB Holding Group currently owns, according to property records.

“We plan to start construction in mid-fall,” said SR Jacobson vice president Manny Kianicky. “We are doing whatever we need to do to get full city approvals.

The lot is home to Lindbom Primary School, which closed in 2010 due to budget cuts. If all goes according to plan, the school will be demolished this fall, Kianicky said.

The old Lindbom Elementary in Brighton is vacant on Wednesday 12 September 2018.

The proposal was slated for a planning commission in early May, but was delayed until the results of a traffic survey were completed.

Brighton Community Development Director Michael Caruso said the traffic study predicted a minor increase in traffic due to the addition of the townhouses.

“But if the primary school was functioning, there would be a lot more traffic,” Caruso said.

A constant concern with the property is that it is a brownfield site. It is based on a plume of groundwater contamination from a former manufacturing site at 525 N. Fifth St.

The air in several houses above this plume has been tested and found to have high levels of trichlorethylene. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the chemical can cause dizziness, headache, confusion, liver damage and, in some cases, death.

Kianicky said the plume is 14 feet below ground so it’s unlikely to affect residents.

The development will be hooked up to the municipal water supply, so groundwater will not be an issue, and the site plan includes vapor barriers that will be installed in the slabs to prevent air contamination.

Contact Sara Kellner at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @ skellner21.

Kentucky Power grants $ 35,375 for the development of the Hager Hill industrial site

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Johnson County Tax Court has received funding of $ 35,275 from an economic development grant from Kentucky Power for improvements to the Hager Hill industrial site. The grant is funded by the Kentucky Power Economic Growth Grant (KPEGG) program.

The grant will help the design and engineering phase of Johnson County’s plan to achieve Build-Ready certification for the site. This certification is a Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development program designed to make sites more marketable for potential businesses. According to Kentucky Power, this proves to a company that unknown roadblocks have been removed, site due diligence has been completed, and the project’s implementation schedule has been sped up significantly.

“One of the most important aspects of economic development is having sites ready for business. Johnson County’s work at Hager Hill is a great fit for the KPEGG program, as one of its primary goals is site development, ”said Kentucky Power President Brett Mattison. “We commend the Johnson County Tax Court for their investment in the project and look forward to working with them to bring investment and jobs to eastern Kentucky. “

The KPEGG program makes it possible to finance economic development programs or projects that encourage the creation and maintenance of manufacturing activities as well as industrial investment and employment. The program has completed its fourth annual cycle. Last year, 19 grants were awarded for economic development efforts in Kentucky Power’s service territory, totaling $ 859,175.

Funding for the program comes from the Kentucky Economic Development Surcharge. Kentucky Power explains that for every $ 1 dollar collected monthly from non-residential customers, the company’s shareholders match customer contributions dollar for dollar to generate nearly $ 800,000 per year for investments at the local and regional levels. The program is available in the 20 counties served by Kentucky Power.

Grant applications are reviewed by a committee made up of employees and delegates of the Kentucky Association of Economic Development and the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet.

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Planners to Consider Addition of Site Plan Review | Local news

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With the increase in residential developments that do not meet the requirements of having to be approved by planners and the influx of high-density subdivisions, members of the Crossville Regional Planning Commission on Thursday approved a resolution that would resolve the issues. two problems adding a site review process. .

Actions taken at the regular meeting in May do not set a plan, but require city staff to consider what best meets the needs of city residents through a plan review process. implantation.

Currently, developments that do not involve the division of property are not presented to the Planning Commission.

State law gives planners the power to require developers to submit a site submission and approval outside of the requirements of subdivision ordinances and regulations.

Several apartment complexes, grouped housing and / or larger subdivisions with minimum size lots are being installed. Some amenities such as sidewalks are missing from the amenities and proper repairs for fire equipment and school buses are missing.

Recently, city staff noted:

• Population densities higher than those of a standard subdivision, which can put strain on existing infrastructure such as roads, sewers and aqueduct; and,

• Several un-subdivided developments have experienced an increase in population density greater than ten percent compared to that of standard subdivided subdivisions;

As a result, these developments do not include:

• Appropriate returns and spacing;

• Open space for recreational area;

• Sidewalks;

• Utility easements;

• Fire hydrants for adequate protection against fire;

• Turnaround areas suitable for the circulation of fire trucks and school buses; and,

• Driveway to the public right-of-way.

Other items that could be included in the site plan review requirement could include:

•Car park;

• Landscaping features;

• Garbage collection areas; and,

• Impermeable area and stormwater management works required.

Last week’s action kicks off a study into what might be needed to protect the city’s citizens and infrastructure.

In the other items on the agenda, the following took place:

• APPROVED requested annexation and service plan for 8.79 acres in The Gardens Phase 8 Plat 4-A. The property will have access off the highway. 70 W. and Northside Dr. The service plan is a routine plan with planners recommending this plan and annex to City Council.

• APPROVED preliminary plan for a subdivision of 43 lots off Sparta Dr. identified as Sky View Meadow. This development will include approximately 1,500 feet of new roads and water bodies and 2,200 feet of new sewer lines. This site may require a deviation on maximum road gradients due to topography and any deviation will be included in the final plaque approval.

• APPROVED a subdivision of four lots identified as the Shaver division of the highway. 70 E. All city water and services are in place.

• APPROVED a 1,220 acre division identified as the Keener Family Division located on the highway. 70 N. outside city limits but within City Planning Area. There is an existing and functional septic tank. A waiver was granted not to require another soil test and a second waiver for the rest of the property so as not to have frontage to the road as required.

• APPROVED a proposed 1.853 acre division off a parcel identified as the Lantana Baptist Church division off Lantana Rd. The property is located outside of the city limits but within the planning area. Sewer is available for the property, but the property will continue to use the septic system in place.

• APPROVED for the minutes the Planner’s Report as follows: In house flats, Lloyd’s property, a simple subdivision along Bell Red submitted for review; regular meals in the house, The Gardens Phase 8, dish 4-A, pending fixed dish.

From July 1, 2020 to May 14, 2021, 34 planning elements were reviewed; 205 preliminary lots; 112 final lots; 91 new lots created; $ 3,450 in fees collected; 75,988 acres subdivided; and 2,780 new roads, water and sewer lines added.

Southlake City Council gives green light to site plan for Garden District residences

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The Garden District project was first proposed to city council in 2011. (Courtesy of Cooper & Stebbins)

Southlake City Council approved a proposed site plan for 58 residences and open green spaces inside the Garden District at a meeting on May 18.

In a 6-1 vote, council gave the green light to plans for two four-story buildings along Central Avenue in Southlake Town Square. Council member Ronnell Smith was the opposite vote. The project sparked conversations about the possibility of providing high-density housing options in the city’s downtown core.

While many residents and council members expressed their opposition to the density of the project, city attorney Allen Taylor Jr. stressed that council does not have the discretion to decide whether residences should be built on this property, because the zoning was decided in 2003.

The 2.2 acres are zoned as downtown, which allows for the construction of residential developments.

“We are required to follow the requirements of the zoning ordinance to comply with Texas law,” Taylor said. “And so the board really doesn’t have the discretion at this point to reconsider this. We can fix design issues, but we’re locked into use.


The Conceptual Plan for the Garden District located at 301 and 351 Central Avenue was first presented to council in 2011, with a project of 10 buildings for a total of 140 units — 130 residences and 10 brownstones. In 2013, the concept plan was revised, reducing the number of buildings to three, for a total of 93 units — 60 residences and 33 brownstones.

The 33 approved brownstones are now almost complete.

Cooper & Stebbins developer Frank Bliss told council the 58 residential units on offer will appeal to the city’s affluent and working population with “world-class architecture.”

“[The site plan is] substantially in line with the concept plan, while at the same time allowing us to step up the quality of what we can deliver to this neighborhood, ”he said.

The site plan includes a public park, known as The Grove, and a private terrace adjacent to the existing Stebbins Park, known as The Terrace. It also includes pedestrian walkways throughout the neighborhood for accessibility.

“We’re not a developer looking for maximum density to see how much we can get down to the ground,” Bliss said. “We really want to create places, create experiences and really serve the Southlake community. “

The developer was unable to give an estimated timeline for the completion of the project, although Bliss has confirmed that the two buildings will be constructed in a single phase.

Council member Randy Robbins expressed disappointment with the current zoning of the land.

“I guess the word that would describe me tonight is just disappointment,” he said. “Disappointed that it took [the developer] 10 years to get here, and we’re grappling with the 2011 decision, and disappointed that you don’t commit – even if we approve something – to doing something in a timely manner [and] that we could be grappling with for another five or ten years without knowing what’s going on. “

According to the developer, once completed, the Garden District residences should be valued at more than $ 60 million, or $ 1 million per residence. Along with the nearly completed Brown Stones in the Garden District, the neighborhood’s total value is estimated to be over $ 100 million.

The Town Square residential program is expected to generate about $ 2.7 million in property taxes per year for Carroll ISD and more than $ 800,000 per year for the city after the residences are completed, according to documents presented by the developer to council.

“It’s one of those times when there’s a vote that might be a politically easy vote, but it’s not responsible voting. We will always do, as a council, what we need to do to protect the city’s fiscal responsibility, ”said Mayor John Huffman.

St. Louis Cardinals’ “Most Hated” MLB Team in Six States

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ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry is set to renew this weekend at Busch Stadium, and analysis of an online betting site reveals some information many suspected. The Cubs are the most hated team on Twitter in Missouri, according to Betonline’s analysis of geo-tagged Twitter data.

The same research shows that the Cardinals, despite having a large regional fan base, are the most hated in six states, including the border states of Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and India. ‘Ohio.

Betonline’s analysis looked at monthly Twitter trends and found Cardinals to be “most hated” in 6 states.

The analysis was carried out over the past month and included around 90,000 tweets containing phrases such as “I hate the Cardinals” or “I hate the Yankees”. The Los Angeles Dodgers were hated in most states (9), while the Braves, Phillies, Giants and Indians were tied on being hated in one state.

Analysis found that no team was “most hated” in their home state.

Consultant: Campers inquiring about the potential development of 364 sites on Perry Road in the Town of Pavilion

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Interest in a proposed campground on Perry Road in the town of Pavilion is high, according to the consultant working with a LeRoyan looking to develop 20 to 30 acres on a 94-acre plot.

“We have about 60 people who have already signed letters of intent to rent campsites,” said David Ciurzynski of Ciurzynski Consulting LLC, Attica.

Ciurzynski represented Le Roy’s Jesse Coots at the Genesee County Planning Council meeting on Thursday evening via Zoom video conference.

Planners recommended approval of a special use permit for the 346 site campground and recreation area at 10156 Perry Road, but included stipulations involving mitigation of adverse effects on wetlands. and obtaining a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The developers are tackling these issues, Ciurzynski said.

“We are really excited about this project. We have completed the technical study and the delineation of the wetlands, which has been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers and the DEC, ”he said. “Once we get the special use permit, we will go into full engineering and be able to complete the prevention of storm water pollution and other elements of the project.”

Ciurzynski said the plan is to start with 100 sites and expand the rest once campers start populating the campground.

Planners asked about water and sewage capacities, Ciurzynski saying the size of the project prohibits holding tanks.

“We’re going to have to do a septic system, with a full sewage bed and everything,” he said.

Planning director Felipe Oltramari responded by saying he hopes homeowners are “lucky to find water” when drilling wells.

Ciurzynski said the preferred option is to build the first 100 sites against the road to minimize the number of wells required, as the town of Pavilion has also embarked on its water district project.

“Speaking with the supervisor (Rob LaPoint), he would like this water district along Perry Road to work as well, so we hope our project will help set it up so that we can use the water from the Pavilion Water District to instead of having to drill several wells, ”he said.

Currently, the 94-acre parcel consists of woods and agricultural fields and is zoned agricultural-residential.

In other actions, planners recommended the approval of several other benchmarks, including:

  • A zone variance to change the size of the parking space for a proposed Rochester Regional Health medical building on Oak Orchard Road in the city of Batavia;
  • A special use permit for a covered outdoor dining space at the Red Osier Landmark restaurant in Stafford;
  • A zoning change to Commercial for a parcel at 211 E. Main Street to facilitate the development of the GLOW YMCA / United Memorial Medical Center Healthy Living Campus;
  • A site plan for a new liquor store at 9 E. Main St., Corfu;
  • A special use permit, with amendment, for a 5 megawatt solar system on Oak Orchard Road, south of the village of Elba;
  • A special use permit for a hair salon at 1 Farnsworth Ave., Oakfield, by appointment only.

Previously: Planners should consider an outdoor dining site at Red Osier, a major campground on Perry Road in Pavilion

Navy plans 10,000 accommodations and hotels on the NAVWAR site

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SAN DIEGO – The Navy has identified its preferred plan for the redevelopment of the NAVWAR site along Interstate 5: a massive project that would build 10,000 homes, two hotels, offices and businesses in addition to new military installations.

The 70-acre complex has been a familiar site for those who have headed to the Old Town for decades, but the Navy viewed the WWII-era hangars as an outdated and sometimes cumbersome home for the professionals of the military. cybersecurity workers working there now.

“These things were built in the 1940s to assemble B-24 bombers. So in many cases you have a building within a building, because the building itself does not lend itself well to the mission of NAVWAR, ”said Captain Kenneth Franklin, commander of Point Loma Naval Base. San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Navy has been studying alternative developments for the site for several years and officially launched a process to publicly review their options on Friday. By presenting five different plans for the reimagined site, the makers identified one of the more daring designs as their “favorite alternative”.

If their favorite vision came true, the Navy would get its new cybersecurity facilities, but would also partner with private developers to create a sprawling space that spanned 19.6 million square feet: housing 109 buildings, a transit hub and two parking structures, built in stages over a period of 30 years.

It would include 10,000 residential units, two hotels with 450 rooms between them and more than 430,000 square feet of office space in buildings up to 350 feet.

Renderings show the space would use the high-density building type and public transportation options favored by the county for future developments. The Navy stressed that the scale models do not represent the actual designs of the multi-story structures, but are intended to show their impact on sightlines around the area.

It looks like the impact would be significant.

“Visual simulations, pairing real-world photographs with modeled building heights, suggest a wall of skyscrapers along Interstate 5 that would not only block drivers’ panoramic views of Point Loma and beyond, but would dominate the old town and interfere with the Mission Hills sunsets, ”reports UT’s Jennifer Van Grove.

“The plan is estimated to block 44% of Point Loma hill views, 36% of Southwest Pacific Ocean views, and 12% of downtown skyline views. “

Less ambitious alternatives would have less impact on the surrounding area, including a plan that would redevelop the space only to the extent that it serves the Navy. Officials say they have not yet finalized on their final plans and will take public comments into account while issuing further reports.

You can view plans, subscribe to the project mailing list, and attend virtual public meetings by visiting the Navy Development website if you want to get involved.