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Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

Year in Review – Renourishing Lido Beach

The plan to renourish the highly eroded Lido Key shoreline with sand dredged from Big Pass has faced years of court challenges primarily from opponents on Siesta Key. Now that the plan is slated to finally move forward, Sarasota County is considering a request to use Ted Sperling on South Lido Key as a staging […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

County cooperates with City in Lido Beach building plan

Amid dissent, the Sarasota County Commission votes 4-1 to allow beach building equipment to be staged at Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key. The decision saves taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Sarasota County, City battle over Lido Beach building plan

Before it allows staging of equipment at its park, Sarasota County wants additional recourse if Lido Beach building erodes shoreline. Both City Attorney
and Manager argue the permit to dredge is replete with protections, remedies and monitoring and County refusal would cost taxpayers $1 million.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County agrees to help Lido Beach project

County agrees to help Lido Beach project

The City of Sarasota and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked Sarasota County if it can use Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Key as a staging area for when it dredges Big Pass in the coming months. Four of five county commissioners agreed so long as protection is put in place for any damage […]

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

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

The City contends it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars by using Ted Sperling Park as a staging area and says the decision has to be approved in short order.

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

Sarasota wrangles to fund 53-acre ‘The Bay’ project

Sarasota wrangles to fund 53-acre ‘The Bay’ project

City, County have differing views on where the money should be spent.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote cinches deal with County

Mote cinches deal with County

Sarasota blesses plan to allow Mote land for aquarium along I-75 at Nathan Benderson Park.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park within a rapidly growing nexus for […]

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

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

The commission approved in a unanimous vote to cut the percentage of funding used to promote Sarasota and draw visitors in order to pay for
millions of dollars in repairs to Ed Smith Stadium.

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

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »