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News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

New condo proposed at the Quay Construction at the Quay Sarasota now includes a Kolter Group plan to build an 18-story, 150-unit condominium on the southeast corner of the bayfront tract. If approved, the condo will mark the third project on the site. The proposed condo will sit on the eastern edge of the 14-acre […]

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

The Kress Building in Downtown Sarasota sells The Kress Building at 1440 Main St. sold for $5.8 million to Sarasota real estate investor and entrepreneur Eric Baird. The building was built in 1932. Baird plans to recruit high-end retail tenants to the first-floor space and to move the offices of his company, EB Kress LLC, […]

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 28, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 28, 2020

Pence meets Florida’s governor on corona virus, shuts down roadways en route to Longboat fundraiser On Friday, the Vice President landed at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport around 3 pm. He held a fundraiser at Congressman Vern Buchanan’s home on Longboat Key. The event led to road closures from Downtown Sarasota to Longboat for a total […]

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 21, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 21, 2020

  US 41-Fruitville roundabout traffic pattern change coming in early March As part of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout project, custom-made materials to help improve stormwater flow have been fabricated and are en route to Sarasota.The process to place these concrete box-culvert sections five feet beneath US 41 will begin soon. When the initial stage […]

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, z | 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 »

Sarasota’s Fruitville roundabout to usher in road closures, detours

Sarasota’s Fruitville roundabout to usher in road closures, detours

Motorists can expect road closures, detours and a reduction in speed limit during construction. The westernmost block of Fruitville Road will be closed for all westbound traffic and the Florida Department of Transportation says, “Drivers traveling north to the airport or south to the barrier islands need to take an alternate route.”

December 18, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon

Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon

“Prepare mentally and vehicularly.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Quay plan drives Fruitville roundabout

Sarasota Quay plan drives Fruitville roundabout

The condominium, to be called The Grande, will be comprised of 73 residential units, a 9,500 square foot restaurant, as well as the impetus for a planned roundabout that will alter the traffic flow at Fruitville Road and US 41.

October 16, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »