Going Up

Sarasota City Commission Approves Downtown Workforce Housing Project

The board voted unanimously Monday to purchase downtown Sarasota land to develop almost 200 affordable units earmarked for local employees.

04/16/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

A New Affordable Housing Project Is Headed to North Tamiami Trail

New Trail Plaza in Sarasota will bring almost 100 units entirely dedicated to workforce and affordable housing tenants.

02/15/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Written in Bronze

A Bronze Statue Commemorating Dr. Eugenie Clark Is Planned for Sarasota

It's the first of what Sarasota's Public Art Committee hopes will be many similar statues honoring trailblazing local women.

02/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Urban Makeover

Changes Are Headed to Two Downtown Sarasota Streets

Both 10th Street and Boulevard of the Arts are slated to be transformed to allow for safer walking and biking.

11/14/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art Alert

Check Out the Public Art Installation Headed to Downtown Sarasota's One Main Plaza

Asper is the public art component of the massive, mixed-use One Main Plaza complex headed to downtown Sarasota.

05/08/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Lim's revenge

Check Out the Top Sculpture Contender for the U.S. 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout

Where The Sun Always Shines by Sujin Lim earned the City of Sarasota Public Art Committee's recommendation at yesterday's meeting. It will now go to city commissioners for approval.

05/04/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Big Deals

City Approves Plan to Clean Up, Redevelop Environmentally Damaged Newtown Property

City commissioners voted to sell nearly 13.2 acres of land that was formerly an illegal dumping site to developers who aim to build a medical facility, offices and a light industrial warehouse.

04/04/2023 By Kim Doleatto

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Back to the drawing board

City Rejects Art Slated for Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 Roundabout

City commissioners said they felt “lukewarm” about the coral-like sculpture recommended by the Public Art Committee.

04/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto


Fillmore Parking Lot on St. Armands Will Remain Just That—For Now

City of Sarasota commissioners voted to put the brakes on proposals to turn the lot into a mixed-use project.

02/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art

A Colorful Coral Reef-Inspired Sculpture May Be Heading to the Fruitville Road Roundabout

The City of Sarasota Public Art Committee called artist Sujin Lim's resin-cast sculpture "playful, colorful and easy to understand."

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Here's a Look at What Could Be Coming to St. Armands Circle

A rundown of the proposals for the Fillmore parking lot site that City of Sarasota commissioners received this week.

11/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

The proposed project includes a 98-room hotel, six townhomes and a 15,000-square-foot Morton’s Market.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pubs Could Be Coming to Sarasota

Brittany Orlando, owner of Sip-N-Cycle Cruises, as well as Jason and Claire Kobza of Birmingham Pedal Tours, attended a Sarasota City Commission meeting on Monday, June 17, to discuss bringing their tours to downtown Sarasota.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward