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Steven R. Cover, Sarasota City Planner in Conversation with Tony Souza

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12 South Palm Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34236

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Sarasota City Planner Steven Cover will join Tony Souza for a Bookstore1 Community Conversation.

Steven R. Cover is AICP Director of Planning in Sarasota, where he continues his distinguished career. Cover has been an award-winning public servant in Atlanta, Georgia; Fulton County, Georgia; Annapolis, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia.

For the city of Atlanta he produced zoning legislation that laid the groundwork for the Beltline Project, a 22-mile loop around the center of the city that includes hiker-biker trails, redevelopment, new development and a proposed streetcar system. He initiatedand secured approval of the city’s first Transportation Master Plan and reduced permitting and plan review time by 60-90%.

In Annapolis he worked with a developer to revitalize and restore historic inns and taverns in the Downtown Historic District. And in Arlington, Virginia he secured approval of Arlington’s Affordable Housing Master Plan, a plan to promote protection, revitalizing and constructing of new affordable housing in a county with an extremely high cost of living.

His honors and awards are many:-Center for Civil and Human Rights-International Design Competition Winner - “Outstanding Leadership Award” – AIA Atlanta-Distinguished Achievement in Planning Award-Georgia Planning Association -“Outstanding Comprehensive Plan Award,” Maryland Planning Association.

Cover earned a master’s of Architecture and a master’s of city planning from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Steven and Tony will be discussing Sarasota development. Questions will follow.

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