Public Art

A Colorful Coral Reef-Inspired Sculpture May Be Heading to the Fruitville Road Roundabout

The City of Sarasota Public Art Committee unanimously recommended "Dwell" to go before city commissioners for final approval.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Government

DeSantis Awards $10 Million to Sarasota for Climate Change Mitigation

The funding will be used to make improvements at downtown Sarasota's Bay Park.

01/21/2022 By Staff

park politics

City Commission Rejects Proposal to Sell Section of Downtown Pocket Park

A New York City-based development firm had proposed turning part of Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park into a two-story food court and bar.

01/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Scooter, Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota

Beginning in March, about 350-400 scooters and 50-75 bicycles will be available for rent.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff

Going Public

City of Sarasota Seeks Input for Public Art Master Plan

Beginning this month, the city’s Office of Public Art will host a series of meetings for artists, business owners and the general public.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Style Setter

A New Home in Gillespie Park Stands Out Thanks to Dark Details and Luxe Design

Modern and minimalist, the home stands apart from the neighborhood's 1960s duplexes, Florida Cracker vacation villas and 1920s Mediterranean cottages.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sneak preview

Another High-Rise Luxury Condo Building Slated for Downtown Sarasota

Scheduled to break ground next summer, the 10-story building will sit on the corner of Fruitville Road and Cocoanut Avenue.

12/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom Downtown Condo With a View

A residence in the recently built, 18-story Epoch overlooking Sarasota Bay is on the market for just under $10 million.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

An 18-Story Luxury Condo Project is Coming to the Bayfront

It's headed for the 1.6-acre parcel on the corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail.

12/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

park politics

Developer's Hopes to Build a Food Court on Downtown Park Property on Hold

Several residents spoke out against the plan at a Sarasota City Commission meeting on Monday.

12/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Networking

Downtown Improvement District to Present 'Fresh Fridays' Event Initiative

The inaugural Fresh Friday event will take place on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8-11 p.m. on Lemon Avenue between First Street and Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park.

10/15/2021 By Staff

You're Invited

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Streets of Paradise's Love~Art~Repeat Gallery This Weekend

There will be live music, art, food and more.

10/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

A Little Magic

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Tiny 'Fairy Doors' Throughout Downtown Sarasota

At least some of the fairy doors were painted by Joan Love, a retired schoolteacher who has been placing small doors on the facades of buildings since 2018.

10/06/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Hello, Neighbor

A Med Spa, Salon and Vacation Rental Will Open in Iconic Downtown Building

It’s Botox. It’s a blowout. It’s an urban weekend destination where beauty is the theme, all in one swanky location.

09/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Time Is Now

The City of Sarasota Has Issued a Call for a Landmark Piece of Public Art

It will be located at the city's newest completed roundabout at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road.

09/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Building Up

A Luxury Senior Living Facility May Be Coming to Downtown Sarasota

The LaVerne would be the first senior housing project in the downtown core.

08/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Charles D. Hines Joins The Bay Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors

Hines is an attorney who's practiced for more than 30 years and a former Sarasota County commissioner.

08/04/2021 By Staff

Construction

Downtown Sarasota Lanes Closed Until 6 A.M.

FDOT crews are removing the existing curb, median and HAWK pedestrian crossing at First Street in preparation for roundabout construction.

07/29/2021 By Staff

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Great Read

The Story Behind a Downtown Sarasota Condo's Near-Collapse

When downtown Sarasota's Dolphin Tower threatened to crumble, an unlikely heroine emerged.

06/28/2021 By Tony D'Souza