Protests aplenty aired over proposal for 170-room, eight-story hotel on edge of Siesta Village

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Close to the end of a nearly two-and-a-half-hour Neighborhood Workshop on a proposed 170-room hotel on the edge of Siesta Village, the president of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) summed up the Read More

Street setbacks, landscaping details and parking plans the focus of county staff comments on Kompothecras project

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com It was not until a December 8th, 2020 deadline that representatives of several Sarasota County divisions that handle land-development issues provided comments on a preliminary application submitted in May for a seven-story, 120-room hotel and Read More

County denies another proposal for new single-family home fully seaward of North Beach Road

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Citing the dynamic shoreline and the impact the proposal would have on the dune system, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously denied a request by Siesta Key property owner Michael Holderness to construct a two-story-over-parking, single-family Read More