Tatum Road -- SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5 PM What: SE 1805- Tatum Road Group Home Living Planning Commission Meeting When: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5 pm Where: County Commission Admin. Building 1660 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota Why: Proposal for a Special Exception to build a Group Home living with a 10,000 sq. office building on Tatum Road in a middle of a residential semi-rural community RESIDENTS are OPPOSED to this Special Exception Wear: YELLOW SHIRT.
SE1805 Special Exception for a Group Home. Tatum Road/ 14 + acres/ The application shows a multipurpose “training” facility that closely resembles office space, clearly inconsistent with the character of our neighborhood. We have rural neighborhood that is transitioning into a neighborhood of estate homes. We need to act now to preserve one of the last remaining pockets of rural areas near town. In order to keep our land precious, we cannot permit increased density or office development.The application proposes a large parking lot to adjoin the 10,000 sq ft multipurpose center that would be visible from Tatum, our small country road.Multipurpose facilities and parking lots will be utilized by numerous cars, and vans commonly used by the Florida Childrens Home. Florida Baptist Childrens Home describes the housing as “transitional”This property is zoned for 3 residences. 64 youth in 7 group living structures is a density that is inconsistent with the present zoning of 1 house per 5 acres..