Month: April 2018

New zoning district and redevelopment plan for Stickney Point Road hotel win Planning Commission approval

By Rachel Brown Hackney    After winning plaudits from the neighbors and from Sarasota County Planning Commission members, a proposal to redevelop an old hotel property on Stickney Point Road near Siesta Key will undergo final review by the County Read More

Class I Emergency Variance in Sarasota County to be good for three years, County Commission agrees, with $450 fee

By Rachel Brown Hackney    In late January, the Sarasota County Commission asked staff to modify proposed changes in an ordinance that would allow owners of property threatened by acute erosion to keep sandbags in place for three years. Read More

FDOT plans permanent improvements to 90-degree curve at intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive before county road swap takes place

By Rachel Brown Hackney    County leaders sent a letter on April 6 to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), spelling out the latest details of a proposed road swap involving River Road and Siesta Drive, Higel Avenue, Midnight Pass Read More