Friday, May 3, 2013

Sarasota Comprehensive Plan 1925

Comprehensive Plan Sarasota, Florida 1925

Very interesting to look at an old Comprehensive Plan, in this case the plan for Sarasota, Florida prepared in 1925.

We have come a long way, baby.

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COMPREHENSIVE CITY PLAN
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SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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JOHN NOLEN, C
ITY PLANNER
PHILIP W. FOSTER, A
SSOCIATE

1925
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REPORT ON
COMPREHENSIVE CITY PLAN

FOR

SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Based on the Planning Survey and Existing
Conditions Map previously prepared
and submitted


JOHN NOLEN, City Planner
PHILIP W. FOSTER, Associate
HARVARD SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
1925
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THE BAY FRONT OF SARASOTA
..The attractiveness of this spot drew the original settlers, and today it is still the City's greatest asset
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STATEMENT BY CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
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HE phenomenal growth of Sarasota, which began in 1923 and was well under way early in 1924, brought into prominence various problems of City building which should be faced by every growing community. The traffic problem, always a serious one, must be considered, parks and playgrounds must be provided;
locations for public buildings must be secured, and a zoning plan laid out.

Keenly appreciating the need of expert technical advice, the newly created City Planning Commission recommended, and the City Council employed Mr. John Nolen. The work was rushed by Mr. Nolen and the accompanying report and maps have been accepted.

It is of course not possible in any City to carry out plans in all their details. A site for a Court House having been secured by the County Commissioners at the time these plans were being completed, a rearrangement of our Civic Center becomes necessary. It may be found advisable to make other changes as the building of a larger City progresses, but the importance of carrying through the main features of the plans, cannot be questioned if the best in efficiency, convenience, comfort, and pleasure is to be secured for our citizens and guests.

This report has been accepted by the city government and the work undertaken with confidence of the support and cooperation of our citizens.
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      HARRY SAWYER, Chairman
      JAMES O. GARDNER
      J. V. KEEN
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Sarasota, Florida, February 21, 1925.
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REPORT ON PLANNING PROPOSALS AND ZONING


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