SARASOTA – The Sarasota County commission has postponed a hearing for Venice Regional’s new campus.
The decision to continue a public hearing on the proposal early Tuesday evening came after more than five hours of a public hearing.
Venice Regional wants to build a 210–bed replacement hospital in Venice on land along East Venice Avenue, east of the Jacaranda Boulevard Roundabout.
But, according to the Herald-Tribune, Sarasota County has to first send an amendment to its long range growth plan to the state, seeking to change the future land use map.
Then it has to vote to actually rezone the property, and grant a special exception allowing Venice Regional to build an 85 foot tall hospital building which would override the 35 foot height restriction.