Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sarasota Green Space Workshop

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2008
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Public Information Officer 941-954-2613

Sarasota, FL: Let’s talk about green space! You’re invited to attend a public workshop about downtown green space Tues., January 15, 2008 at 6pm at Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 Laurel Street.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The trees are great till one is planted and blocks someones view or sign. I have one right outside my door. People can not easily find my business. When you own a restaurant someone has think where you are they are going to go the guy next door or down the street. Mike Diaczyk Sarasota Vineyard