Do you have a business located nearby the Celery Fields in Sarasota?
If so, we’d like to hear how you may be impacted!
With 2 major industrial projects potentially looming at the intersection of Apex Road & Palmer Boulevard, what will happen to traffic on both roads to and from these new sites?
At nearly 100 vehicles in & out of the facility per hour (at peak times)¹, the proposed “Restaurant Depot” project on the northwest corner of the intersection could conceivably have the bigger overall impact on traffic conditions. But the proposed “Recycling Center” may produce another 25-80 inbound loads (read: trucks carrying huge quantities of debris) lined up along Apex Road waiting to get into the facility each day.
Combined with traffic to Tatum Ridge Elementary (with over 600 students) and all the existing residential developments east of the Celery Fields on Palmer Boulevard, this traffic could represent a considerable difficulty on Palmer Boulevard and Apex Road. Add to that the nearly 600 new homes going in at Palmer Boulevard and Iona Road, the number of vehicles per day passing through this area near the Celery Fields could be staggering.
If your business may be affected by the presence of either of these developments, we’d like to hear from you!
Please register your business here.
It’s important for you to know that any information you provide here will be strictly confidential. We will not publish your business name or any other details without your express written permission.
We need this information, however, in order to understand how many businesses might be affected if one or both of these rezone petitions is approved by the Sarasota County Commission. And, with your permission, we may reach out to you to keep you informed (this is optional).
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¹In their rezoning petition, the developers of the “Restaurant Depot” project estimate the number of “trips” generated by their business to be nearly 100 at peak times (between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays). You can view their original rezone petition and additional information about it on our wiki: Restaurant Depot Rezone Petition 16-33.