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

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

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 bald eagles nest and gopher tortoises burrow into their homes. With Oscar Scherer State Park and […]

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

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

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 review a specific document and it sought additional information about the proposed seagrass mitigation plan. […]

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

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

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 Point Road.It will follow approval of the Consent Agenda of routine business items, county staff […]

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Benderson reveals alternative proposal for Siesta Promenade

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Benderson Development is again modifying plans for its large scale, mixed-use Siesta Promenade project for vacant land that was once a mobile home park at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road. In an attempt to address neighborhood concerns, the development company has put together an alternative plan comprised of […]

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

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

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) early this week.After citing the figure of 775,000 cubic […]

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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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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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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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New Daiquiri Deck rendering

Construction begins on new Daiquiri Deck

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

CB’s and Daiquiri Deck owners partner on South End project By Roger Drouin A new building combing modern architecture and a beachy vibe is rising up on Stickney Point Road and should be constructed by early spring. A new Daiquiri Deck restaurant will anchor the three-story building, filling the top floor — a perch that […]

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

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 11 to abandon a 360-foot segment of North Beach Road that has been closed to […]

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Homeless Refuse Help

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Homeless activity in Turtle Beach Park noticed by residents By Roger Drouin Ray Gazaway recently watched a group of homeless individuals at Turtle Beach Park camping on picnic tables, using public bathroom areas to shower, urinating in the pavilion, and drinking at Turtle Beach Park over several weeks. The situation had Gazaway, who lives in […]

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SIesta key renourishment project

County has several years to try to obtain more state funding to help pay for the South Siesta Renourishment Project

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Although Sarasota County staff still has not completed its accounting to arrive at the total expense of the South Siesta Key Renourishment Project — which was completed in late April — staff has the potential of netting extra state grant money to help cover the cost, the county’s coastal initiatives […]

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