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St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019

St. Armands parking garage built, meters to start charging in 2019

While finding precious parking on St. Armands Circle is nearly always a difficult task, parking a few minutes away will soon get a major boost as a new, four-story parking garage became a reality this year. Residents saw it under construction through the second half of 2018. The City of Sarasota’s 500 space parking plan […]

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Spoll referred to the raised devices as traffic calming speed tables and encourages residents to cut through the residential neighborhoods around the Circle to show an element of protest against the plan if it manifests.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

St. Armands merchants in uproar over paid parking disparity

St. Armands merchants in uproar over paid parking disparity

The Sarasota City Commission was told it would be irresponsible and unconscionable to install paid parking on St. Armands Circle and not Downtown at the same time.

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

Pine tree removals could snarl traffic heading to St. Armands

Pine tree removals could snarl traffic heading to St. Armands

The City is about to remove the Australian pines between the Ringling Bridge and St. Armands Circle. A lane of traffic will be closed.

September 2, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Parking meters to circle St. Armands

Parking meters to circle St. Armands

City Commission votes 3-2 to pay $400K for meters.

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

500-space Circle parking garage underway

500-space Circle parking garage underway

The cost for the garage is $12 million, which will be paid in part through parking revenue, hourly charges for the garage and on-street as well as through a special assessment commercial properties.

June 18, 2018 | 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 »

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

Sarasota and Manatee traffic punishes Longboat’s property values, lifestyle and our collective sanity

In short, the City does not plan intelligently, it even fails to react intelligently. We cannot count on our neighbor who is exponentially making traffic worse to be the entity to fix any situation whatsoever. Strong mayors are born out of fiascos run like the City of Sarasota.

January 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Darkness Circles St. Armands

Darkness Circles St. Armands

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Key Events, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »