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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 »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 4, 2020 | Posted in z | Read More »

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Longboater submits $10 million claim against Colony unit owners

Manfred Welfonder claims he was insulted and treated rudely and that the Colony Association breached its financial duty in choosing Unicorp over his redevelopment proposal. The attorney for the Colony Association of Unit Owners says Welfonder’s claim is baseless, without merit and evidence and that he was given every opportunity to submit a viable plan and he simply was not chosen.

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Officer not at fault in Barancik’s fatal crash

Officer not at fault in Barancik’s fatal crash

Investigation shows the police officer was driving 84 mph just prior to the crash. Also, the view was blocked by construction equipment left in the right of way. Litigation could ensue.

February 23, 2020 | 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 »

Mayor Alpert pushes for Sarasota Orchestra resolution

Mayor Alpert pushes for Sarasota Orchestra resolution

Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert urged commissioners to codify their commitment to Sarasota Orchestra to help find a home within the city.

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

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Phase I of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout is now officially underway, with the contractor, Wright Construction, Inc., mobilizing in the construction area and preparing for utility work.

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