Lectures

'Dreamers & Doers' Speaker Series Kicks Off This Month

The first speaker in the series is former Procter & Gamble CEO AG Lafley.

11/13/2019 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Hires Jon F. Swift Construction as Construction Manager for Phase One

The construction firm has proven experience in building parks.

10/30/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Shares Fundraising, Site Plan Progress

The conservancy is two-thirds of the way to its $20 million private fundraising goal.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Bay

The Bay to Hold Two More Community Outreach Meetings

Attendees will be able to learn and inquire about the design for Phase One, as well as preview its eight-part implementation plan.

08/12/2019 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay's Next Community Outreach Meeting Takes Place July 10

Attendees will learn about the improved design for the first phase of the 53-acre park, as well as get a preview of the eight-part implementation plan.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Newsmaker

Veronica Brady Is Out to Raise $20 Million to Build Phase One of The Bay

Brady was an early supporter of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization and part of a three-person team that raised $2.1 million in 2017 to pay for the master plan.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Adds Liz Alpert to Board, Executive Team

The Bay Park Conservancy is in charge of advancing the master plan for transforming 53 acres of the downtown Sarasota bayfront into a free public park and culture hub.

06/30/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Receives Unrestricted $2 Million Gift from Anonymous Donors

The unrestricted gift will be used over the next three years to build out and operate Phase One of Bay Park.

06/19/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Invests Up to $5 Million in The Bay

The investment will strengthen The Bay’s mission of transforming Sarasota’s bayfront.

05/21/2019 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

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Planning

Bayfront Redevelopment Nonprofit Adds Three New Board Members

The nonprofit that is working to build The Bay recently elected three new members to its board: Carlos de Quesada, Rod Hershberger and Emily Walsh.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Planning

New Nonprofit Will Work with City to Oversee Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is transitioning into a new organization, The Bay Conservancy.

12/13/2018 By Staff

The Bay

New Photos: A Closer Look at the Plans for Downtown's Bay Development

The Bay will include a new performing arts hall, a promenade, a children’s playspace, amphitheater, three pedestrian bridges across U.S. 41 and, most happily, green space to enjoy the bayfront.

12/11/2018 By Staff

It's Here!

Finally Approved, Huge Civic Project The Bay Begins With a Linear Park

Phase 1A is expected to be completed in 2020.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Construction

City Commission Approves Master Plan for Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota City Commission on Thursday voted to approve a plan to redevelop 53 acres around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

Gina Ford and Susannah Ross are the Design Leaders of Sarasota’s Biggest Cultural Improvement Project in 50 Years

Called The Bay, the project will transform 53 acres of underutilized city waterfront that, up until now, has mostly been a vast parking lot for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

06/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Planning

Bayfront Redevelopment Team Plans New Round of Public Forums

Presenters will discuss the master planning process, the current modified masterplan and next steps.

06/15/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Van Wezel Foundation Supports Plan for New Performing Arts Center

The future of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been debated during planning for The Bay redevelopment project.

06/04/2018 By Staff