Archive for September, 2016

off key news

News Off Key

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

From Happy Days to Olympic Praise Mote Marine Jumps the Shark? It was the ‘Fonz’ water skiing over a floating tank of sharks in an episode of Happy Days that gave us the popular expression ‘jumping the shark’ for any effort to gin up interest in an event (or TV sitcom?) having trouble generating such […]

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stickney point rd.

Canadian firm proposes commercial project on Stickney Point Road, across from Sarasota Pavilion entrance

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With so much attention focused on plans for Siesta Promenade less than a mile south, a proposed project on a property about one-sixth the size of the Benderson Development Co. site has remained in relative obscurity. 2121-2131 Stickney Point Road project for Sept. 2016 Representatives of the Florida division of […]

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Sarasota news

News Up and Down the Trail

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

City gets closer to paid parking plan It looks like it’s going to cost to park soon in downtown Sarasota. Last month, the city’s Parking Advisory Committee held its last meeting ahead of a City Commission discussion regarding the return of paid parking. Led by Parking Manager Mark Lyons, the group discussed a plan for meters, […]

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Message Received: FDOT nixes roundabout option, plans right-turn alternative and other improvements at Beach Road and Midnight Pass.

Message Received: FDOT nixes roundabout option, plans right-turn alternative and other improvements at Beach Road and Midnight Pass.

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Changes are coming to the intersection of Beach Road and Midnight Pass — but the option that was chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation is likely to have some residents, vacationers, and business owners pleased. The state agency has nixed the most controversial option of a roundabout. Instead, FDOT has chosen an […]

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September Siesta Key Round Up

September Siesta Key Round Up

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

FDOT to start pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements at Stickney Point Road/Midnight Pass Road intersection By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project finalized almost a year ago to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Stickney Point Road and Midnight Pass Road was scheduled to begin before the end of August, the […]

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FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project

FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com One day before Benderson Development submitted its latest application to Sarasota County regarding its proposed Siesta Promenade project at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road, a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) engineer sent a letter to Sarasota County’s transportation planning manager, pointing to the “astonishing 175 percent […]

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The 95 Avenida Messina saga

The 95 Avenida Messina saga

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com This summer, a flurry of emails called into question the legality — under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Sarasota County regulations — of new construction at 95 Avenida Messina in Siesta Village. A writer identified only as “Concerned Citizen” contacted county Building Official Kathleen Croteau and county Code Enforcement […]

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