Contact: Jan Thornburg, Public Information Officer 941-954-2613
The meeting is designed to help facilitate the creation of a strategic green space plan for the City of Sarasota. This plan would place a high priority on green space in the downtown. It would also create a vision for downtown parks and green space.
The workshop will include presentations from staff members, including City planners and arborists. The discussion will touch on many varied subjects, such as:
- What “green” really means
- Vegetation types (including which trees and plants are more environmentally friendly than others)
- The role of green space in the downtown master plan
- The parks and connectivity master plan
- The City’s recent tree inventory
- The tree protection ordinance
- The cost of maintaining green space
- Possible incentives for Xeriscaping, creating “green” roofs and courtyards
- Ground plantings along Main Street
- The City Commission requested significant public input the development of the new strategic green space plan. Please join us at the workshop!
For more information please contact Senior Planner John Burg: 941-954-4195.