Burning Question

How the Vue Sarasota Won Approval

The zoning process surprises many Sarasotans.

By staff May 20, 2016

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The $300 million Vue Sarasota Bay caused almost universal rage this spring when the huge skeleton of the two 18-story towers—a condo and a hotel set at a right angle to one another along U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue—came right up to the sidewalk, obliterating the sky and looking as though it could topple over into the street. But the Vue’s size and positioning were predictable, given our zoning code. The city commission held no hearings about the project, nor did they vote to approve it. That’s how the process works now. Read "How Did Sarasota’s Massive New Vue Win Approval?"

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