Building Up

St. Armands Circle's Hotel-Grocery Project May Have Competition

City of Sarasota commissioners voted this week to consider other offers to purchase the Fillmore parking lot.

08/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Gaze into the future

Renderings Offer a Sneak Peek at What Downtown Wellen Will Look Like

The fast-growing community's downtown is slated to have a hammock grove, permanent food trucks, shops and more.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

The Long, Complicated Story Behind Sarasota's New Lift Station

Ever wondered what that new brick building on Mound Street is? Here's what you need to know.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Jump in

Swimply App Lets You Rent a Pool for a Day

Hosts list their pools, and users rent them for an hourly rate.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Here's a Peek at the New Residences at St. Regis Longboat Key

Completion of the project, on the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, is slated for the spring of 2024.

08/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Sarasota Rent Prices Just Keep Increasing

Despite a looming eviction crisis, rents increased by 20 percent in Sarasota County and 27 percent in Manatee County compared to July 2020.

08/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fun House

For Sale: This House Has a Grotto. Yes, a Grotto.

Situated on three acres, this contemporary ranch home just east of I-75 also has a pool, a zipline, a treehouse and more.

07/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom-Designed Home Marries Old and New

This Siesta Key home combines Old World charm with modern lines. It's on the market for the first time for $5.8 million.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Going for Gold

A Bradenton Realtor Is Sportscasting from the Tokyo Olympics

A Bradenton real estate agent is broadcasting softball and women's basketball from the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan.

07/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Par

The Bobby Jones Nature Trails Have Reopened

The paths are again open to the public now that demolition to make way for future renovations has been completed.

07/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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