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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:54 am

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A report by an environmental consulting company details issues with two proposed sites for a homeless shelter in Sarasota. But despite this, city commissioners will continue looking into building a homeless shelter at the sites Dr. Robert Marbut recommended.

The Herald Tribune reports that the company highlighted complications of the proposed sites on 1800 N. East Avenue and 1330 N. Osprey Avenue. In particular, for the Osprey Avenue location, a well is reportedly being added to the property to store water treatment byproducts underground.

The report suggests an area around the well would need to be fenced off.

The commissioners have decided to reconvene in 60 days when contractors know more about the environmental issues they'll be dealing with, and how much it will cost.

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