Next Stop: Sarasota

Sarasota County Commissioners recently agreed to a $8.6 million purchase of land for the Legacy Trail 7.5 mile extension. The plan is to extend the existing near 11-mile trail into a multi-use paved pathway to Payne Park. Friends of the Legacy Trail say “Once built, the 175,000 annual users could quickly double as the trail reaches the urban core of the City of Sarasota.”

There are still obstacles to overcome. FLT says the County still needs to “identify” another $11 million to realize the sale by December of 2017. But the FLT “commend the County staff and Commissioners for making this substantial initial commitment for the Legacy Trail.”

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