Manatee Port Authority to update master plan
PALMETTO -- The Manatee County Port Authority will host an Oct. 22 public meeting detailing an in-progress update of Port Manatee's master plan.
The meeting is a workshop designed to gather public input for the plan. It will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Port Manatee Intermodal Center, 1905 Intermodal Circle in Palmetto. Because the building is on port property, those attending are asked to bring a driver's license or other valid government-issued photo ID to the access control center at Port Manatee's north gate at 13604 Reeder Road.
The update is being undertaken to develop a five-year capital improvement program and 10-year strategic maintenance and expansion plan for Port Manatee. It will also propose a development program for multiple economic development encouragement areas in the port's vicinity.
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Comments on the plan may also be emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to Master Plan Update Input c/o Virginia Zimmermann, marketing and public relations manager, 300 Tampa Bay Way, Palmetto, FL 34221.
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-- Herald staff and wire reports