Va Va Vroom

A New 'Car Condo' Business Breaks Ground in Lakewood Ranch

Luxe Dream Garage I broke ground this weekend and is slated for completion next year. A second building, Luxe II, will soon follow.

1:01pm By Kim Doleatto

Sustainable star

Solstice Planning Wins Sustainability Award for St. Armands Parking Garage

Solstice Planning and Architecture’s parking garage on St. Armands Circle won the 2022 AIA Award.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Staying Power

The Sale of Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Halted

A local development firm that intended to purchase, demolish and build a ten-story, mixed-use project is no longer buying the downtown Sarasota parcel.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

National nod

The Today Show Featured an Anna Maria Inn We Love

The national morning show on NBC recently highlighted the family-owned Joie Inn for its beachy vibes and vacation destination location.

08/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Diverse Voices

Architect Javi Suárez on His Puerto Rican Heritage, His Art and Making a Home in Sarasota

Suárez's new art exhibition, "Sarasota Icons," celebrates those who left their mark on Sarasota, from more obscure names to ubiquitous ones.

08/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

top sale

This Harbor Acres Home Just Sold for $17.5 Million. It's the Area's Highest Residential Sale Ever.

The double-lot estate on Hillview Drive sold this week to a buyer from Bellevue, Washington.

07/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New WSJ Report Ranks North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area No. 8 in the Nation

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets list highlights metros based on housing market data and lifestyle metrics.

07/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Tamiami Pick Me Up

A New Mixed-Use Project is Coming to the North Trail

The long-empty lot across from the 14th Street roundabout just north of downtown Sarasota will be home to Whitaker Lofts, a new, 19-unit condo project with retail space on the bottom floor.

07/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Market Report

Local Housing Inventory Continues to Grow, But Prices Are Still Rising

Home and condo prices remain high, but rising interest rates are playing a role in an uptick in inventory.

07/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Business boost

A Huge New Industrial Park Is Headed to Palmetto

Scheduled for completion next year, the roughly 38-acre site will house three warehouse building and aims to be a "kickstarter the local economy," according to its developers.

07/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Gold Star

Lakewood Ranch Named Best Selling Master-Planned Community in the Country—Again

The community has notched 1,026 sales so far this year.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Going Up

A 16-Story Mixed-Use Project Is Slated to Replace Il Panificio in Downtown Sarasota

The building will include a restaurant, hotel and residential units. Once completed, it will be the only location on Main Street to offer hotel stays.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

War in Ukraine

These Pictures Tell the Story of the Ongoing Russian Attack on Ukraine

Bradenton photographer Allan Mestel recently traveled to the war-torn country to share the stories of civilians whose "lives are on hold," he says.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Historic Home Run

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Honors Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

A new, larger-than-life mural of baseball icon John "Buck" O'Neil is the first of a series that will memorialize local Black trailblazers.

07/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sarasota Dreamin'

Sarasota Ranked as the Second Most Popular City to Move to in the U.S.

That's according to a new report issued by Coldwell Banker.

07/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cash flow

How to Turn Your Short-Term Vacation Rental into a Haven for Your Guests

Sarasota's Kim Cressell is turning her 20-year side gig into a full-fledged how-to business. Here are her tips for how to maximize your rental income.

07/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public works

Sweet Sparkman Architecture Unveils Six New Projects We'll All Be Using

From Palmetto to Venice and beyond, check out the Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors' public projects in the region.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fore!

A Mansion in the Sky With Its Own Putting Green Hits the Market

Take a peek inside the only penthouse at the Epoch, currently listed for $16.5 million.

07/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nowhere to Go

Inside Sarasota's Affordable Housing Crisis

In Sarasota, rent increases are exceeding wage increases—and local agencies have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking homelessness services.

07/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Big Plans

Sarasota Activist Shannon Fortner Wants to Build an Arts Center Focused on LGBTQ+ Voices

Fortner hopes to create an arts and mental health hub where queer and trans voices can shine and thrive.

07/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto