SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - All month we will be taking a look at what the Suncoast may look like in the year 2037. Part of that will be determined by the Sarasota County 2050 plan, which was adopted in 2002.
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - One upon a time in a place many call paradise because of the water, the Sun, and the sand they built, and built, and built.
The Alzheimer's Association projects the cost of health care, long term care and hospice care for Alzheimer’s disease will increase from more than $230-billion dollars in 2016, to more than $1 trillion dollars in 2050.
Let's take a look at 20 years into the future, to see what might be done to stop this debilitating disease by the year 2037.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - The lack of affordable housing in our area is a popular topic in both the Sarasota and Manatee area and Bradenton councilman Patrick Roff is leading the movement to clean up and refurbish the historic district of Wares Creek neighborhood.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) – The State College of Florida (SCF), Manatee-Sarasota, has already seen a lot of change over the past seven years and officials believe there is much more to come.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - Road work is a major concern for both residents and developers over the next twenty years in Venice and city officials say the future of road construction continues to be up in the air.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - What will our tourism industry look like in Sarasota County in the next twenty years? Sarasota Chamber President believes that beaches may not be our only focus in the future for tourism.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - Hunsader farms looks into the future and makes a prediction on the state of what their annual October Pumpkin Festival will be like in the next twenty years.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - The Suncoast is known for its beautiful, picture perfect coastline, but how erosion will effect the area in the future is a big concern for local officials.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - The Suncoast is known for its sandy beaches and the communities that boarder them and while the coastline is part of the Suncoast's appeal, it is also a cause for concern for local leaders.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - All month we will be taking a look at what the Suncoast may look like in the year 2037 and technology is a big part of shaping our future.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - In our special series of Suncoast 2037 we look into the future of the environment, more specifically, the future of sea grass along the Gulf Coast.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - All month long, we're looking ahead to the future of the Suncoast in the year 2037. That includes Sarasota's prominent arts and theater community. The Sarasota Opera House has been an attraction for visitors and locals for almost six decades.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - The arts and theater community is a big part of the Suncoast and local performers believe that will only grow by the year 2037.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - A Sarasota-based facility known all around the world Mote Marine Laboratories is a research center that studies everything from sharks to sea grass, but what could the future hold for Mote Marine two decades from now?
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Traffic! It is the bane of our existence. With people moving to the Suncoast in droves, Dave Hutchinson, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, tells me it only figures to get exponentially worse.
"I see mega-growth here, there's more and more condos, more subdivisions," said Jane, a lifelong Bradenton resident. That's what Jane has witnessed and she feels there's a lot more of the same by the year 2037.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) - Ancient ice is melting and our oceans are rising. That much we know. What we don't know yet, precisely, is how much our seas will rise here on the Suncoast and when it will happen in our future. But fortunately, a younger generation is ready for the challenge.
(WWSB) -- North Port is the largest city in Sarasota County, both geographically and by population. Mayor Jacqueline Moore explains there is a detailed process into keeping the market competitive so people want to move to the city.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) – Venice Regional Bayfront Health is one of the main healthcare providers on the Suncoast and staff members say they are already making future expansion plans.
SUNCOAST 2037: (WWSB) – Farming culture is a key factor to Florida’s agricultural success and locals believe by 2037 this influence will grow exponentially.
Courtney Wyatt, the manager of the Circus Arts Conservatory, speaks about the impact of the circus arts on the local community, and how it will develop over the next 20 years.