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

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

Marketing

New Campaign Created to Showcase the Rosemary District

Risdon Group, the developers behind the Risdon on 5th residences in the Rosemary District, recently unveiled a new campaign, Live Up, that showcases creative personalities in the neighborhood.

07/06/2017 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss New Urbanism, Planning, Traffic Next Week

Panelists will discuss the New Urbanism planning philosophy, public approval for new developments, traffic and more during the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

06/29/2017 By staff

Environment

Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By staff

Transportation

Diverging Diamond Interchange to Be Completed This Fall

The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday updated the Sarasota and Manatee county commissions on the progress of construction of the new "diverging diamond" interchange at University Parkway and I-75.

03/23/2017 By staff

Planning

City Shares Video Preview of New St. Armands Parking Garage

The City of Sarasota on Wednesday posted to Twitter a three-dimensional video rendering of the new parking garage planned for St. Armands Circle.

03/15/2017 By staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff

Planning

New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By staff

Planning

County Commission Approves New Ellenton Movie Theater

The plans include a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of commercial space on 7.3 acres near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

01/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By staff

Planning

Manatee County Commission Approves 1,950-Unit Project

The Manatee County Commission last week voted in favor of a plan to rezone 358.5 acres of land in Bradenton to make way for Peninsula Bay.

10/10/2016 Research by staff

Planning

Two Sarasota Spots Ranked in List of Top 10 Most Walkable Florida Neighborhoods

The real estate brokerage firm Redfin on Tuesday released its ranking of Florida's 10 most walkable neighborhoods and Sarasota earned two spots in the listing.

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

Development

Patterson Foundation Commits $300,000 to Bayfront Planning Group

The Patterson Foundation announced Tuesday that it will provide up to $300,000 in funding and consulting support for the formation and work of the new Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization.

07/20/2016 Research by staff

Article

Ask the Expert: Five Wedding Planning Tips from Maria Brady of Choreographed Events

Five Sarasota wedding planning tips from Maria Brady of Choreographed Events.

08/12/2013 By saraf