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Neighbors of proposed Cassia Cay development awaiting Planning Commission hearing on the project

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com     Ruth Brandwein and a number of her Pelican Cove neighbors are especially protective of the last undeveloped, private piece of property on Little Sarasota Bay. It stands next to Sarasota County’s Bayonne Preserve, where Read More

FDEP agreed to waiver on Lido Renourishment Project timeline because it wanted more time to review materials related to the application, city engineer says

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The reason the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) agreed to extend by 30 days a decision on its next step in the Lido Renourishment Project permit process was because staff wanted more time to Read More

‘Boundary hearing’ for Siesta Promenade to be held on Oct. 11 at County Commission meeting

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com In the morning of Oct. 11, the Sarasota County Commission will hold what is termed a “boundary hearing” on the latest proposal for the Siesta Promenade project at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Stickney Read More

An increase in the amount of sand to be dredged from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key cited in latest documents submitted to FDEP

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has increased the amount of sand it and the City of Sarasota propose to dredge from Big Sarasota Pass to renourish south Lido Key, its consultant informed the Read More

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

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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 Read More

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

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 Read More

FDOT staff expresses serious concerns about proposed Siesta Promenade project

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 Read More

Siesta residents argue against Comprehensive Plan change regarding abandonment of roads on waterfronts

North Beach Road

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com On July 6, as the Sarasota County Commission held its third public hearing on proposed revisions to its Comprehensive Plan, five members of the public argued against a 4-1 vote the board took on May Read More