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Longboat Key’s marriage with Ringling inches ahead

Longboat Key’s marriage with Ringling inches ahead

“It’s pretty obvious the Mayor and Vice Mayor are negative about this thing. You’ve nitpicked this and micromanaged the contract. The Ringling has a very good reputation…”

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Valet parking on Village streets will likely be a thing of the past.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota blesses ‘The Bay’ plan for 53 city owned acres

Sarasota blesses ‘The Bay’ plan for 53 city owned acres

The proposal will be developed in stages, primarily paid for through private and philanthropic funds and eventually include a new performing arts hall to replace the Van Wezel.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s underground movement starts soon

Longboat’s underground movement starts soon

The Commission has made clear, as has the community, that it prefers lower light poles for aesthetic reasons. The catch is that the taller poles will transmit cellular signals more effectively.
and at a greater distance and therefore fewer are required.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Stage set for Longboat community arts center fundraising

Stage set for Longboat community arts center fundraising

The Town hopes the Center becomes a hub of resident activity and connectivity.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota’s ‘The Bay’ plan back on agenda for vote

Sarasota’s ‘The Bay’ plan back on agenda for vote

The Sarasota City Commission is slated to vote on agreement spelling out the costs and responsibilities of the City and Bay Park Conservancy in the endeavor to redevelop 53 publicly-owned acres.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge sets key dates in Colony case

Judge sets key dates in Colony case

As the rye grass pokes its head out of the empty 18-acre site on Longboat’s Gulf of Mexico Drive, the only movement toward redevelopment is the ebb and flow of pleadings and arguments in the courtroom. And the same words spoken as a humorous refrain by Longboaters a few years ago are now shadowed by resignation — “Do you think I will live long enough to see the Colony property ever get redeveloped?”

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota stalls Bayfront plan to define cost to taxpayers

Sarasota stalls Bayfront plan to define cost to taxpayers

No issue facing the City of Sarasota is of greater import than the redevelopment of its 53 acres that surround the Van Wezel and sprawl along the Bayfront. The Commission wants more time to vet the plan.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Mote battles unprecedented threat to Florida’s coral reefs; extinction a threat

Florida’s coral reefs are facing an unprecedented, deadly and rapidly spreading coral disease outbreak — putting them at risk of functional extinction.

April 15, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Height of future Longboat light poles still up for debate

Height of future Longboat light poles still up for debate

“They need an answer on lighting height today or else the project will be held up. So if we have to stay through dinner; we will not, not finish this item.”

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »