Sarasota 2050 is a Resource Management Area (RMA) System that creates a set of policies on top of the Future Land Use Map. It establishes an optional policy framework to enhance the livability of the County by preserving its natural, cultural, physical, and other resources with an incentive-based system for managing growth. This policy framework encourages a compact development form; simultaneously implementing a number of public benefits, allowing for continued growth and economic development that preserves environmentally sensitive lands and open space in a fiscally neutral manner for the County.
Resource Management Area (RMA)
There are six RMAs:
- Agricultural Reserve
- Rural Heritage / Estate
- Village / Open Space
- Economic Development
- Urban / Suburban
Sarasota 2050 Development Forms Outside the USB
Sarasota 2050 RMA Policy primarily limits development to 3 forms within Village/Open Space; a Settlement Area, Village, or Hamlet.
Each form of development is limited to those land areas designated on the RMA-1 and RMA-3 maps that are a part of Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan.
The Settlement Area and Village urban forms are essentially the same except for their respective geographical locations.
Settlement Areas are limited to those lands between the existing USB and the Future USB lines on the FLUM.
Villages are limited to those lands between the existing USB and the “countryside line” depicted on RMA-3. Hamlets are a transitional form of development intended to blend toward the more rural eastern area of the county.
- 00002050 Background Overview
- 19951208 BCC Recognition of MSG
- 19960430 Comprehensive Plan Policy 4.1.7
- 19970727 MSG Report Ex. Sum. and Content
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 1-What We Offer
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 2-How We Worked
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 3-What We Learned
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 4-What We Believe
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 5-Where We Stand
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 6-What Next for MSG
- 19970727 MSG Rpt. 7-Appendix
- 19980122 BCC Minutes of MSG Presentation
- 19980122 MSG Findings Common to All Sub-Areas
- 20001010 Directions for the Future (Res. 2000-230)
- Comments Submitted