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Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

Opposition mounts as Lido Pool/Pavilion plan vote looms Monday in Sarasota City Hall

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The opposition to the Lido Beach Pool & Pavilion plan continues to mount with more than 5,000 signing a petition opposed to the City allowing the public beach site be transformed into a bar and restaurant. The Sarasota City Commission is slated to vote on Jan. 14 at a 1 p.m. meeting […]

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Sarasota City Clerk Nadalini asked to resign

Clerk offered 90 days pay if she agrees not to litigate.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

Divisive Lido Pool plan vote Jan. 14 in City Hall

It’s a vote that will shape both the atmosphere and experience of the Lido Beach Pool, Pavilion and surrounding neighborhood for the next three decades.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

Lido Pool & Pavilion Plan stirs Sarasota community throughout 2018; final vote next

The Lido Beach Public Pool and Pavilion was the focus of community consternation throughout 2018. The City of Sarasota, which operates the publicly-owned facility that sits on an expanse of beach in the center of Lido Key, approved a contract to allow the owners of the Daiquiri Deck to add a waterfront restaurant, tiki bar, […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide plagues beaches

Red tide was persistent starting in the summer of 2018 in Southwest Florida, from Collier County up through Pinellas County. Longboat Key and Sarasota were no exception. The town not only monitored the situation daily for dead fish and concentrations of red tide, it has done so since Aug. 2, when the effects of the […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019

St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019

While finding precious parking on St. Armands Circle is nearly always a difficult task, parking a few minutes away will soon get a major boost as a new, four-story parking garage became a reality this year. Residents saw it under construction through the second half of 2018. The City of Sarasota’s 500 space parking plan […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Bayfront redevelopment plan underway

Sarasota Bayfront redevelopment plan underway

City favors plan to redevelop 53 acres along waterfront in Downtown.

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

The meters are an integral part of the City Commission’s funding plan to pay for the parking garage, which is costing $12 million. Downtown meters are next.

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

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Spoll referred to the raised devices as traffic calming speed tables and encourages residents to cut through the residential neighborhoods around the Circle to show an element of protest against the plan if it manifests.

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

304-room resort approved to replace Lido’s historic Helmsley Sandcastle

304-room resort approved to replace Lido’s historic Helmsley Sandcastle

The new hotel will have 304 rooms, a restaurant, pool and 22,000 square-feet of ballroom space.

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »