Sustainable star

Solstice Planning Wins Sustainability Award for St. Armands Parking Garage

Architect Jonathan Parks of Solstice Planning was awarded at the 2022 AIA Florida convention.

08/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Staying Power

The Sale of Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Halted

Would-be purchaser Seaward Development has withdrawn an appeal to demolish the historic structure and build a mixed-use project in its place.

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 national Emerging Housing Markets report 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 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

It's still a seller's market, but rising interest rates are playing a role in creating 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

John "Buck" O'Neil grew up in what is known today as the Rosemary District. His legacy is immortalized with a larger-than-life mural.

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

A racquet center and an aquatic center are among the projects Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors designed.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fore!

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

Take a peek inside this two-story penthouse that crowns the Epoch. It has the highest putting green around, and it can be yours for $16.35 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

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

This Sarasota Duo Is Killing Invasive Lionfish in a Tiny Yellow Submarine

Scott Gonnello and Scott Cassell are finding new ways to rid the waters of this invasive species, which wreaks havoc on coral reefs.

07/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto