A Developer Wants to Build 170 New Homes Next to the Celery Fields. Environmentalists Are Concerned.

Negotiations are underway to rezone 26 acres of land known as Smith Farm to facilitate its sale to Arlington, Texas-based D.R. Horton.

10/13/2023 By Jim DeLa/Community News Collaborative

Building Boom

Here's a Rundown of All the New Projects Going Up in Sarasota

The rumble of new construction is the soundtrack of our region these days.

10/10/2023 By Kim Doleatto

More Dev

A New Residential Development Will Replace Rolling Green Golf Club

Gracewater at Sarasota will be a gated community comprised of 484 villas and single-family homes.

10/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

That's Quay Quay

One Park Sarasota Has Closed On Its $37 Million Quay Deal

The 18-story tower is 65 percent sold. Two- and three-bedroom units start at $1.95 million.

10/04/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Historic Home

The Historic McAlpin Home, Part of a Major Downtown Sale, Stays Where It Is—for Now

City of Sarasota Commissioners voted yesterday for a continuance in an appeal by the developer to demolish the 1912 George McAlpin home, known for its rare and pre-cast rusticated block.

10/03/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Up Next

A New Apartment Development Is Headed to Englewood

Construction on the new 306-unit building is set to begin early next year.

09/22/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Arts 2.0

Construction Is Underway on the New ArtCenter Manatee. Here's a Sneak Peek.

The new two-story, 28,000-square-foot facility will be named the Herrig Center for the Arts and is slated to be done in roughly two years.

09/20/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Take a Peek at Siesta Promenade, a New Development That's Headed to South Sarasota

The project, which will be located at the corner of Stickney Point Road and South Tamiami Trail, will break ground early next year.

09/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Sweet spot

New 'Attainably Priced' Homes Are Headed to Sarasota and Manatee Counties

These single-family homes are filling a much-needed sale price gap. Sarasota's median prices are currently $535,000, and Manatee's are $515,000.

08/31/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Island Time

Longboat Key Projects Focus on Keeping Island Residents Closer to Home

In the works: a new library, a community art space and an amphitheater.

08/17/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Curtain Up

The Limelight District Aims to Appeal to City Leaders, Artists

"It's becoming this emerging area for small businesses that are a little bit unique and hip and cool and just different."

08/10/2023 By Jim DeLa/Community News Collaborative

History Moves

This Historic Home Needs a New Home

The Historic Preservation Board voted to deny the demolition of the more than century-old McAlpin House.

07/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Health Development

A New Medical Office Building Is Headed to South County

Located in master-planned Wellen Park, construction of the 75,000-square-foot building is slated to kick off late in the year.

07/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

New State-Wide Affordable Housing Act Draws Doubts from Local Experts

Key incentives include height and density bonuses and speeding up the application process for developers.

07/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto


North Port Is Adding a Natural Resources Division to Help Preserve the Environment

The new division aims to respond to fast and furious development that’s exploding in south Sarasota County.

07/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

More Condos Coming

New Condos Are Headed to Golden Gate Point

Pre-construction prices start at $2.4 million per unit.

06/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto


The Historic Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Sold

Sarasota's Seaward Development recently bought the downtown property for $17.3 million.

05/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

Manatee County Employers Are Banding Together to Build Affordable Housing for Employees

Eagle Rock of Manatee is poised to offer employees of participating employers below-market rental rates.

05/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

More Wellen

A New, Multi-Generational Neighborhood Is Headed to Wellen Park

Lakespur will include homes that focus on flexible spaces, activities for all ages, proximity to schools and things to do.

05/23/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Swellin' Wellen

A New Neighborhood Is Headed to Wellen Park

Situated along a 50-acre lake, Everly will include resort-style amenities and custom homes in South Sarasota. Prices will start at $736,000.

05/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto