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Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

Lido Beach building bids to soon be opened

The estimated cost is just shy of $20 million.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City says more park, less golf

City says more park, less golf

Sarasota Commission votes to cut Bobby Jones to 27 holes and create 136-acre park.

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota opposes Mote Marine fish farm plan

Sarasota opposes Mote Marine fish farm plan

City Commission cites red tide as major reason to object to net pen of 20,000 fish.

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission tosses cold water on Bath & Racquet Club plan

Commission tosses cold water on Bath & Racquet Club plan

Residents and neighbors opposed what was slated to be 3 to 5-story buildings on the perimeter of the property.

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Selby scales back plan to appease residents, City Hall

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is back in City Hall and in the community with a scaled-back redevelopment plan.

January 19, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

Man who donated $200K to Longboat and shot up a condo, avoids jail time

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Ryan Flanzer was arrested in Sarasota after he fired three rounds from his semi-automatic pistol into a condominium unit at 1350 Main in Downtown Sarasota on May 5, 2018. But his story reads like a twisted tale of police impersonation, vendetta and bad judgement. The events ware even penned […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

The plan to renourish the highly eroded Lido Key shoreline with sand dredged from Big Pass has faced years of court challenges primarily from opponents on Siesta Key. Now that the plan is slated to finally move forward, Sarasota County is considering a request to use Ted Sperling on South Lido Key as a staging […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Longboat Key leaders have long voiced concerns that the roundabout planned at US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue will slow traffic, create back-ups along the bridge and possibly impede evacuation attempts. The champions of roundabouts include the City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which maintains the state-controlled roadway. Longboat officials, including Commissioner […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Selby Gardens development plan moves back to City

Year in Review – Selby Gardens development plan moves back to City

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens began its request to amend the City Comprehensive Plan and Code to allow the redevelopment of its Bayfront property. The City has heard hours of debate and community input over the plan by Selby, which includes a five-story parking garage, rooftop restaurant and expansion of its Botanical Gardens. It is […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Paid parking begins for Downtown Sarasota and St. Armands visitors

Year in Review – Paid parking begins for Downtown Sarasota and St. Armands visitors

The Sarasota City Parking Division began paid parking this year. The City voted 3-2 in favor of spending $352,000 to implement the paid parking downtown. Commissioners Hagen Brody and Shelli Freeland Eddie were against the proposal. The paid parking effort downtown was an expansion of the overall program that brought paid parking and a new […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »