Construction

City, Nonprofit Celebrate Pilot Program to Rehab Newtown Homes

The city granted Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group Inc. four vacant city-owned residential properties to be rehabilitated and resold or rented.

01/11/2018 By staff

Leadership

New Business Development Course Starts Jan. 23

The free 10-week course focuses on the core basics for new and aspiring small business owners.

01/11/2018 By staff

Construction

City Moving Forward with Municipal Auditorium Renovations

The project includes rehabilitating 18 windows to their original 1940s Art Deco designs, reconstructing exterior doors and stairs and more.

01/05/2018 By staff

Infrastructure

Water Main Improvements Half-Completed

The City of Sarasota, Jon F. Swift Construction and Atkins Global have completed over half of a project to replace roughly 3.7 miles of water mains and other infrastructure.

12/22/2017 By staff

Politics

New Group Wants to Move City Elections to the Fall

Decide the Date wants city voters to consider moving elections from the spring to the fall to coincide with congressional, gubernatorial and presidential elections.

12/18/2017 By staff

Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

New hires

Newtown Redevelopment Office Selects New Manager

Sarasota's Newtown Redevelopment Office recently hired DeAndrae Spradley.

12/12/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By staff

Deals

City Golf Club Picks Nebraska Company to Manage Restaurant

Sarasota's Bobby Jones Golf Club recently selected Landscapes Management Company to relaunch the Bobby Jones Grille.

12/05/2017 By staff

Construction

Intersection at Ringling Boulevard and Orange Avenue to Close Monday

Construction on a new roundabout there is expected to be completed by next May.

11/21/2017 By staff

Technology

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots

Parker helps drivers find public parking spaces in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village, at Lido Beach and on St. Armands Circle.

11/15/2017 By staff

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By staff

Planning

City Wants Public Input on Parks and Recreation Priorities

Two public open houses this week are being held to receive community input on the city's social, cultural and recreational needs and priorities.

10/30/2017 By staff

Planning

City Moving Forward on St. Armands Parking Garage

The Sarasota City Commission voted on Monday to approve an agreement to move forward with the construction of a new parking garage on St. Armands Circle.

10/03/2017 By staff

Environment

City's Climate Change Plan to Be Discussed Tuesday

The city has projected that global warming could raise daily high temperatures by as much as 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

08/28/2017 By staff

Planning

Downtown Park, Streetscape Plans to Be Discussed Aug. 16

The City of Sarasota is organizing a community presentation on plans for a downtown park, as well as the Lemon Avenue streetscape.

08/10/2017 By staff

Planning

Bayfront Planning Group Looking for Design Team

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization last week issued a Request for Qualifications to find a design team that will lead the creation of a comprehensive master plan for the bayfront.

07/24/2017 By staff

Construction

State to Help Fund Preservation Updates to Downtown Federal Building

The Florida Division of Historical Resources recently awarded the City of Sarasota with a $296,948 historic preservation grant.

07/24/2017 By staff

Honors

City Renaming Sarasota Park After 'Mr. Downtown'

The City of Sarasota is holding a dedication and ribbon cutting to rename Pineapple Park as Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

07/21/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff