City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

House Gawker

Get a Glimpse of Architectural History at Siesta Key's Cocoon and Revere Houses

Tour two of Siesta Key’s architectural gems to learn why the Sarasota School of Architecture’s legacy endures and delights.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Natural Dwellings

So You Wanna Own a Super-Small, Super-Sustainable Home?

Bid fast on Pearl Homes' 540-square-foot, LEED-certified unit. All proceeds benefit the Manatee Boys & Girls Club.

07/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Education

Debate Over Critical Race Theory Explodes at Sarasota County School Board Meeting

Local teachers have been targeted by an anonymous Facebook group.

07/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

City Approves Increased Residential Density for New Bath & Racquet Development

The Sarasota City Commission voted 4-1 in favor of a change that will allow the eventual property owner to add up to 70 more residential units to the project.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Smashing Success

A New Kind of Stress Relief Invites Destruction

It's been a tough year and you've earned the right to destroy some stuff.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Swipe Right

How the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Redefined Dating

A matchmaking expert offers tips on navigating a new era of relationships.

07/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Art Show

Upcoming Art Show in Rosemary District Celebrates Local Women's Art

"It shows how hard we've worked through these difficult times and what we can contribute regardless,” MARA Art Studio + Gallery owner Mara Torres González says.

07/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 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

Restaurant news

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Opens Monday

The Sarasota location will be the company's 12th Florida restaurant.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Art Freak

From Restaurants to Condos, This Artist Livens Up Spaces With His One-of-a-Kind Designs

Ron Genta’s paint brush turns elevators, walls, ceilings and even fiberglass finishes into works of art.

06/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Vote

South Gate Association May Sell Historic Victor Lundy House

Association members are invited to attend an information session on June 22.

06/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Home Queue

Developers Are Struggling to Keep Up With Housing Demand

Material costs, labor shortages and a high demand for housing is putting the squeeze on the building industry.

06/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rising From the Ashes

The Former Githler Mansion Gets a New Life

The Sapphire Shores mansion on the bay became a burned-out shell after a fire, but a developer has plans to restore it to its former glory—and then some.

06/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

In Parrish, Affordable Prices Are a Major Selling Point

New homes for less than $300,000 in North River Ranch are making home ownership possible in an impossible seller's market.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto