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Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront

Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront

The Board of Directors of Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization announced Nov. 21 William Waddill has been selected as Managing Director. After a selection process that spanned nearly six months, Waddill will lead the Master Plan development with design and planning firm Sasaki to re-imagine the 42-acre city-owned Bayfront. The announcement was made at a publicly noticed […]

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Master Plan on way for City Bayfront

Master Plan on way for City Bayfront

The planning of the 42-acre City-owned property encircling the Van Wezel moved closer to fruition last week. Planning firm Sasaki was selected by the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization to proceed with a master plan of the property now dubbed “The Bay.” The selection occurred after an open and intensive interview process that involved four design […]

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

Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process

Sarasota City Commission debates & defends Bayfront planning process

Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie made it clear that the City is in no way “beholden” to the SBPO board, and she added that the City had not been consulted approval sought in naming or electing members to its board.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Once the plan is delivered in a year and the City Commission gets its hands on it, it will be akin to watching third graders toss a Fabergé egg around the room while praying it doesn’t hit the floor.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »