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City introduces Form-Based Code to combat urban sprawl

City introduces Form-Based Code to combat urban sprawl

City of Sarasota Manager Tom Barwin said he was “excited” that a draft of the new form-based code is complete and available online for review by the community. Barwin says Form-Based Code is a modern response to the challenges of urban sprawl, deterioration of historic neighborhoods and the need for safe and efficient multi-modal transportation […]

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

We love Sarasota a lot more than we love politicians. The three will be known as the trio who forever screwed up the Lido Beach Pavilion. They will be the three who devalued the gorgeous strand of calm beach and handed it off on the cheap. The only good that we will be able to salvage from the mess is after the very next election we will be able to call the trio “former” Commissioners.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Controversial Lido Pool & Pavilion plan heads back to City

Controversial Lido Pool & Pavilion plan heads back to City

City Staff is recommending approval while more than 3,200 residents are petitioning for denial of the plan.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

“I fully expect you to insert yourself in these conversations and know when something this big is happening to the economy of Sarasota. I look at this like a failure on our part.”

February 28, 2018 | 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 »

$17.5 million the cost to remedy St. Armands Circle parking woes; City debates chances of taxpayers footing bill

$17.5 million the cost to remedy St. Armands Circle parking woes; City debates chances of taxpayers footing bill

‘I’m not dooming this to fail, because I know it’s already decided, but this has happened before downtown.’

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

Mote is on the move

Mote is on the move

Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote moving too fast or are they the catalyst that could drive Sarasota’s bayfront redevelopment?

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »