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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 »

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 »

Selby Gardens co-founder Carlyle Luer passes at 97

Selby Gardens co-founder Carlyle Luer passes at 97

Dr. Carlyle Luer was a master artist, renowned in the world of botany and most importantly for Sarasota, instrumental in the founding and evolution of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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

Sarasota denies Selby’s expansion proposal

Sarasota denies Selby’s expansion proposal

The Selby Gardens in many ways demarcates a transition between the downtown city core to the north and residentially-zoned neighborhoods Hudson Bayou.

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

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a commercial operation that has little to do with Selby other than serving as financial fuel.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

It is the parking garage and restaurant that has drawn criticism primarily from neighbors to the east and south who believe they will be impacted by an increase in activity at the site

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Selby contends the expansion is wise from a land-use standpoint. Neighbors disagree, citing the plan’s height, rooftop restaurant and commensurate traffic.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota considers rezone for more commercialized Selby plan with 5 story building; neighbors fear traffic

Sarasota considers rezone for more commercialized Selby plan with 5 story building; neighbors fear traffic

Neighbors are concerned about traffic.

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Selby Gardens seeks restaurant, increase in commercial operations

Selby Gardens seeks restaurant, increase in commercial operations

The residential zoning must be changed to allow for a parking garage and restaurant as proposed in plan.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Batiks Botanico-Viva Florida

Batiks Botanico-Viva Florida

The exhibition Batiks Botanico-Viva Florida, which opened recently at the Marie Selby Museum of Botany and the Arts-Selby Mansion, features batiks by artist Angela Marie Isaza inspired by the plant life of Florida and her native country of Colombia.  The show runs from August 15, 2013 through November 17, 2013. Open daily from 10a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]

September 2, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »