Archive for December 28th, 2017

Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Given both the increasing cost of beach renourishment projects and the heightened level of competition for sand sources, the Sarasota County Commission and the Longboat Town Commission have agreed that it would be beneficial for one entity to handle beach management for Southwest Florida. To that end, County Commissioner […]

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No action yet on Oceane luxury condominium project slated for Siesta Key

No action yet on Oceane luxury condominium project slated for Siesta Key

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    In mid-March, a broker associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Sarasota reported that if all went well, the first new condominium development on Siesta Key since 2009 would be underway in June or July.    Yet, the Ocean Boulevard site of the project remains vacant.  Fronting Big Sarasota […]

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Siesta Key Condo Council speaker bombarded with questions

Siesta Key Condo Council speaker bombarded with questions

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

   The guest speaker for the Nov. 14 meeting of the Siesta Key Condominium Council proved quite popular, it appears from the minutes of that meeting. Jeffrey Bajza, president of Ameriflood Insurance, addressed a variety of issues relating to condominium ownership.    For example, the minutes say, he reminded the members that condos are required […]

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Sarasota County to demolish Sheriff’s Office training facility on South Midnight Pass property so people can use the site for parking

Sarasota County to demolish Sheriff’s Office training facility on South Midnight Pass property so people can use the site for parking

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    With the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office having formally vacated a training facility at 6647 S. Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key, the County Commission unanimously has directed staff to demolish the structure and grade the land so the public can use the 14 paved parking spaces on the site. […]

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Planning Commission votes 8-1 to recommend County Commission amend Siesta Key zoning regulations to allow flexibility with commercial structures’ street setbacks

Planning Commission votes 8-1 to recommend County Commission amend Siesta Key zoning regulations to allow flexibility with commercial structures’ street setbacks

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Eight of nine Sarasota County Planning Commission members have agreed that developers should have the flexibility to construct buildings taller than 35 feet as close as 2 feet to the sidewalk in three commercial zoning districts on Siesta Key. The lone “No” vote at the conclusion of a Dec. […]

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Since the Lido Key Renourishment Project formally was unveiled to the public in September 2013, representatives of the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) routinely have referenced a range between 1.1 million and 1.3 million cubic yards of sand as the amount targeted for […]

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