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Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

“A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Town looks to restrict Mar Vista valet action

Valet parking on Village streets will likely be a thing of the past.

April 21, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Valet parking stresses Village residents

Valet parking stresses Village residents

When Mar Vista Restaurant’s valet service parks a car, things can get creative.

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

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

The plan and the lease that would have allowed a waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is officially terminated. But it came at a great cost and with great effort. What’s next?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

Lido Pavilion plan takes a final dive in City Hall

“For months I asked for documents regarding this lease agreement and nothing came forward. Then suddenly we had an executed agreement. It was very Machiavellian and done in secrecy. We need to get out of this and be done with it.”

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Community Center plans under review on many fronts

Longboat Community Center plans under review on many fronts

The conundrum is at what cost, what size is appropriate and realistic, and last but certainly foremost, who will pay for it?

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

City Bayfront Plan needs far more review

Sarasota City commissioners are giving away control of an unparalleled asset, 53 acres — one of America’s prized waterfront parcels, for parking meter change.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido Pool plan

The path forward in the Lido debacle is rife with wrong turns. We need to pay the Daiquiri Deck duo to exit the stage, accept the gift from Mark Walsh and then keep it simple, really simple.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »