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"It's kind of irritating at times, but you get used to it," said Samone Hicks, a tenth-grader. "I hope by my senior year the building will be built."
The school and its accompanying church, both housed in the Westcoast Center for Human Development, is seeking to upgrade its domain and double its size.
But its plans were rejected by city staff, rebuffed by some neighborhood residents concerned about parking and traffic and ultimately denied by the city's planning board.
Westcoast appealed the planning board's decision to the City Commission. It will prove an interesting vote for commissioners, who take up the issue Monday.
The late wife of the school's founder was one of Mayor Lou Ann Palmer's students at Sarasota High School. …