"I Wouldn't Piss Me Off"

Powerful Landowner Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Takes Aim at the Political Establishment

Wealthy donor Culverhouse Jr. makes national news after urging a boycott over Alabama’s abortion law.

06/10/2019 By David Hackett

Development

Sales Exceed $26 Million for Stock Signature Homes in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota

Particularly notable sales included the two Stock Signature Homes in Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Grants

Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $100,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The grant will support the development of the 53-acre Sarasota bayfront.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Uptown Downtown

A Surge of New $2-Million-Plus Condos Lifts the Sarasota Real Estate Market

A string of ultra-luxury condominium projects are filling in the downtown Sarasota skyline: Auteur, Blvd, Epoch, the Ritz-Carlton Residences at the Quay and, completed last season, 624 Palm.

02/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

What I've Learned

Builder Tom Jackson on Sarasota's Changing Landscape

Today, Jackson lives near downtown and relishes what Sarasota has become—a vibrant, walkable culture center teeming with amenities.

02/28/2019 By David Hackett

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

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Politics

Palmetto Firm Hires Defense, Energy Consultants

Hartwell Capitol Consulting recently added Walt Steiner and Roman Katynski to its team.

12/20/2018 By Staff

The Future

What Does the Future Hold for Sarasota?

Does bigger mean better?

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

Big Ideas

Other Cities Have Tackled Growing Pains in Innovative Ways—Would They Work Here?

Affordable housing, renewable energy, bike sharing—here's how these initiatives could work in Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

Trailblazing

Is Sarasota's North Trail on the Brink of a Makeover?

Highway improvements, new businesses and multimillion-dollar projects may finally revitalize North Tamiami Trail.

11/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Development

Neighborhood Organizer to Speak on Latest Plans for Siesta Promenade

Sura Kochman represents Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance.

11/08/2017 By staff

Big Play

Former NFL Player Syd Kitson Banks on Babcock Ranch, His Ambitious Sustainable Community

It's game on for developer Syd Kitson’s sprawling Babcock Ranch.

04/18/2017 By Dick Hogan Photography by Gene Pollux

No Place to Call Home

The Growing Affordable Housing Crisis

We’ve compiled statistics to provide a snapshot of our affordable housing challenge and asked some experts to shed light on the growing crisis.

03/13/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Brad Baker

Real estate

Real Estate Firm Launches New Development Advisory Division

Ian Black Real Estate recently began offering land and development advisory services through a new division that will be led by real estate veteran Tom Danahy.

11/29/2016 By staff

Construction

Groundbreaking for State Street Condo Project Set

The development team behind downtown Sarasota's 1500 State Street condo project will celebrate the official groundbreaking of the project at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

09/13/2016 Research by staff

Development

New Civic Organization Calls for Wider Sidewalks, Greater Public Involvement in Planning

STOP!, a new group of Sarasota residents dedicated to maintaining quality of life in the city, will hold its first town hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22.

09/12/2016 Research by staff

Empty Lots

Quay Sarasota and UTC Build-Out are Local Game-Changers

As megaprojects go in the Sarasota-Manatee area, none are more game changing than the Quay Sarasota (formerly Sarasota Quay) property in downtown Sarasota and the University Town Center build-out in east county.

09/08/2016 By Kevin Allen

Here We Grow

Anna Maria Island's Building Boom Sparks a Civil War

On once-quiet and charming Anna Maria Island, developers and longtime residents are battling over growth. What's ahead for this piece of paradise?

01/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Should Denser Development Come to the Rosemary District?

Hot topics, talk and history.

06/26/2014 By Cooper Levey-Baker