WMNF: Sarasota environmentalists oppose waste facility near Celery Fields

This Monday, WMNF’s Seán Kinane interviewed Adrien Lucas and Luigi Verace on Midpoint about their efforts to stop the approval of a construction and demolition debris processing facility near’s Sarasota’s beloved Celery Fields.

The wide-ranging interview covers a lot ground and provides a useful overview of the issues surrounding the petition, including the upcoming meeting before the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners on August 23rd.

WMNF has posted an archive of the interview on their website that’s worth listening to and sharing!

SNN: “Save Our Celery Fields” Information Rally (5/25/2017)

The Suncoast News Network’s newscast for Thursday, May 25th covered the “Issues & Briefing Rally” put together by the Palmer East Group and Citizens for Sarasota County to educate Sarasota residents and other concerned citizens about the June 1st Public Hearing before the Sarasota County Planning Commission regarding an applicant’s plan to build a construction & demolition debris processing facility at the Celery Fields.

Reporter Samantha Sonner, who also published a story on SNN’s website, spoke with The Enclaves HOA President, Carlos Correa, as well as Rob Wright from Sarasota Audubon Society, and David Johnson from CeleryFields.org.

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Restaurant Depot project slated near Celery Fields withdrawn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.