Planning

Bayfront Redevelopment Nonprofit Adds Three New Board Members

The nonprofit that is working to build The Bay recently elected three new members to its board: Carlos de Quesada, Rod Hershberger and Emily Walsh.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Fitness

New Outdoor Gym Opens Saturday

The City of Sarasota is opening a new outdoor fitness gym at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Openings

St. Armands Circle Parking Garage Opens to the Public on Feb. 12

The four-level garage has 484 parking space, five electric vehicle charging stations, a bicycle storage and repair station, and public restrooms.

02/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Planning

New Nonprofit Will Work with City to Oversee Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is transitioning into a new organization, The Bay Conservancy.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Environment

Lido Beach Nourishment Starts This Week

The project is intended to repair erosion caused by Tropical Storm Hermine in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017 and other storms.

11/07/2018 By Staff

Construction

City Commission Approves Master Plan for Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota City Commission on Thursday voted to approve a plan to redevelop 53 acres around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Downtown Roundabout Opens Next Week

A new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard is expected to be open to traffic early next week.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Restaurants

New City Effort Highlights Benefits of Composting

The City of Sarasota and Sunshine Community Compost are partnering with Libby’s Cafe + Bar, Louies Modern and Muse to encourage composting.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Planning

Sarasota Publishes Draft of New Form-Based Code

Sarasota recently unveiled a draft of its long-anticipated form-based code, whose purpose is to create predictable building patterns around the city.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Planning

Downtown Park, Streetscape Plans to Be Discussed Aug. 16

The City of Sarasota is organizing a community presentation on plans for a downtown park, as well as the Lemon Avenue streetscape.

08/10/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Planning

City Commission OKs Downtown Parking Meter Plan

The Sarasota City Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a paid parking plan proposed by city staffers.

09/08/2016 Research by staff

Planning

City Commission to Discuss Parking Meters Tuesday

City staffers have proposed adding 458 metered parking spaces in the 'downtown/judicial area,' approximately 11 percent of all public parking spaces there.

09/02/2016 Research by staff

Housing

City Commission Punts on Affordable Housing Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday evening to continue discussion of a 393-unit affordable housing complex proposed by Harvey Vengroff along Fruitville Road.

05/03/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

City of Sarasota Moves Ahead with St. Armands Circle Parking Garage

If built, the garage would sit to the north of the circle itself, behind the strip that contains Shore, Cafe L'Europe and Columbia.

03/22/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

393-Unit Affordable Housing Project to Be Discussed Wednesday

The City of Sarasota Planning Board will consider a change to its Future Land Use Map in order to make way for 393 affordable apartments on 7.9 acres just north of Fruitville Road near Audubon Place.

03/07/2016 Research by staff