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The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall parking lot, part of the 42 acres set to be redeveloped

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization recently selected the urban design firm Sasaki to create a master plan for 42 acres of property around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on the Sarasota bayfront. Twenty-two firms submitted applications to the organization; Sasaki was selected from among four finalists. The organization will next outline expectations for the master plan and finalize a contract with Sasaki. Sasaki has offices in Boston and Shanghai and specializes in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, graphic design, place branding and data science.