Member – $25.00
SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF
Manatee Tiger Bay Club & LWR Business Alliance
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, Boardwalk Loop, LWR (Register Below)
THE UNIVERSITY PARKWAY INTERCHANGE: THE NEXT 5 YEARS
Anyone living in the Sarasota/Manatee area for the past 5 years has witnessed the extraordinary growth of the University Parkway / I-75 interchange. Despite the economic downturn, residential construction at the Ranch has held strong. This, along with the commercial development steadily growing at a confident pace, (and recently capped off with completion of the University Town Center mall) is strategically placed at this intersection – the Bradenton, Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch “sweet spot”.
As construction begins on Florida’s first ever, “diverging diamond,” an innovative, state-of-the-art traffic intersection design that has both safety and operational benefits, we will soon learn if our retirees and tourists are ready to embrace this new concept, which will place them on the “wrong side of the road” as they navigate through the intersection. The area is unquestionably poised for more development as Benderson is planning a 600,000 square foot expansion to the UTC mall that is barely a year old. Additionally, there is a plan to add nearly 1,800 new homes and 500 hotel rooms over the next few years, not to mention, Nathan Benderson Park is the place where we will host the 2017 World Rowing Championship in 2017!
Join us for a lively and informative update on the future diverging diamond intersection and hear about the future of the area from 3 deeply involved professionals from all sides of the industry.
Non-Member / General Public – $35.00
NEXT LUNCHEON: Thursday, December 3, 2015. Pier 22 Restaurant. Stay tuned for more details!
Member – $25.00