Buildable land shortfall

Sarasota 10 year plan projects shortage of land

Sarasota County planners predicting a shortage of buildable land is the equivalent of Beethovan's Symphony no. 5 to vacant land investors.

Sarasota County is predicting that 64,000 new residents will call the county home by 2015. In terms of building permits, this population projection translates into roughly 23,300 new homes.

According to one analysis done by county planners, the unincorporated area already zoned for urban and suburban housing can accommodate 20,175 of those new homes -- 86.5 percent of the forecasted demand.

By 2015, villages could be best option [Sun-Herald]

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