Herald-Tribune: Celery Fields friends get way (3/22/2017)

Herald Tribune: Celery Fields friends get way

The company, JMDH Real Estate of Florida LLC, had been under contract to buy 6.9 county-owned acres at Apex Road and Palmer Boulevard just east of Interstate 75 and near the 300-acre recreation and wildlife site. But the plan was met with intense opposition from several hundred nearby residents and activists over the past six weeks.

Restaurant Depot project slated near Celery Fields withdrawn
by Zach Murdoch, Staff Writer

Published online March 21, 2017, the story ran next to the lead story on the front page of the March 22, 2017 issue of the print edition under the headline, “Celery Fields friends get way.”

Herald-Tribune: Sarasota County delays vote on controversial development near Celery Fields (3/1/2017)

Herald Tribune: Sarasota County delays vote on controversial development near Celery Fields

In a surprise move, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay the decision on a controversial petition to develop a wholesale restaurant facility near the Celery Fields preserve over concerns that the applicant had not properly disclosed the individuals behind its company.

Sarasota County delays vote on controversial development near Celery Fields
by Elizabeth Djinis, Staff Writer

Published online on Wednesday March 1, 2017, following the Sarasota County Commission meeting that day, in which Commissioners tabled the discussion and vote on Rezone Petition 16-33: Restaurant Depot until April 26, 2017.

East County Observer: Proposed Recycling Facility Draws Criticism (2/22/2017)

East County Observer: Proposed Recycling Facility Draws Criticism

Although the developer of a recycling facility and waste transfer station just west of the Celery Fields in eastern Sarasota County said the project will benefit the environment, residents along Palmer Boulevard disagree.

Proposed recycling facility draws criticism
by Pam Eubanks, Senior Editor


This piece primarily refers to Rezone Petition 17-01: Recycling Center, which was submitted a few weeks ago by TST Ventures.

[SRQ Magazine] Guest Column: Celery Fields Sell Out

This is how bad planning happens: one decision at a time. Uninspired at best and damaging at worst, approving industrial land use near a premier ecotourism wildlife habitat would be a spectacular betrayal of community planning, interest and investment. The Sarasota Board of County Commissioners can embrace our community vision and chart a different course.

From Celery Fields Sell Out, a guest column published in the SRQ Daily “Saturday Perspectives” edition on February 25, 2017. The column, penned by Cathy Antunes, originally ran on The Detail.