Environment

City Staff to Offer Update on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Pledge

Sarasota's sustainability department will offer an update on the city's "Ready for 100" plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

01/16/2019 By Staff

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 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

Grant Will Help Nonprofits Save Money Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently secured a $150,000 matching grant for the project.

11/09/2018 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

Civics

Sarasota Citizens' Academy Returns in January

The eight-week course teaches participants how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions with a different city department each week.

10/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Administrator, City Managers to Speak at Tiger Bay Luncheon

Sarasota County administrator Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota city manager Tom Barwin, Longboat Key town manager Tom Harmer and Venice city manager Edward Lavallee will participate.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Recreation

Park Management Changing Hands

Next month, five City of Sarasota parks and recreation facilities now maintained by Sarasota County through an inter-local agreement will return to the city.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Recreation

New Dog Park Opens Monday

The Canine Club at Gillespie Park includes two separate fenced areas, dog drinking fountains and new trees, landscaping and shade structures.

09/04/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Business Development Workshop for Those in Newtown and North Sarasota Starts Sept. 11

The class will focus on assessing one's entrepreneurial skills, determining whether one has a strong business concept and how to grow a business.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Technology

City Installs New Digital Kiosk on Main Street

The City of Sarasota recently installed a digital kiosk that allows users to browse local amenities and helps them find their way around.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Construction

City Breaks Ground on St. Armands Parking Garage This Week

The four-story garage will include 503 parking spaces.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Construction

Downtown Roundabout Opens

The new roundabout at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota opened to traffic on Wednesday.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Road Resurfacing Project Begins in Late May

The City of Sarasota will begin resurfacing a 1.4-mile stretch of Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street later this month.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Planning

Judge's Ruling Lets City Move Ahead with Big Pass Dredging

The initial Lido Key renourishment will take 950,000 cubic yards of sand from Big Pass.

05/09/2018 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

Construction on St. Armands Parking Garage Begins Next Week

The $12 million construction project will be funded through a special assessment on commercial land owners and paid parking.

04/20/2018 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

Energy

City Adds Three New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Sarasota recently installed three new electric vehicle charging ports and updated seven existing ports in parking garages and lots.

01/19/2018 By staff