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New Siesta Key Association president Harold Ashby

New Siesta Key Association president Harold Ashby

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein Since Siesta Key is one of the few barrier islands in Florida that is not incorporated. The Island Associations and the Siesta Key Chamber are Siesta Key’s closest form of local government. The Siesta Key Association is one of the largest and oldest associations in all of Florida representing a barrier island. […]

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Hotel Comp Plan amendment remains on hold

Hotel Comp Plan amendment remains on hold

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney More than five months after representatives of a Siesta Key chiropractor held a neighborhood workshop on the initiative, Sarasota County staff has yet to receive a proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment that would allow hotels on redeveloped land zoned Commercial General (CG) on the barrier islands. That was the news from Matthew Osterhoudt, […]

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lido beach renourishment

Judge puts Siesta Key Association challenge of Lido Renourishment Project on hold until after administrative hearing process has concluded, but city plans to withdraw from FDEP application

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled in late April that it was premature for the Siesta Key Association (SKA) to seek a court remedy for what it alleges is a City of Sarasota violation of Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan related to the city’s proposal to dredge Big Sarasota Pass […]

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Rental companies will be required to pay $250 for ‘medallions’ for Turtle Beach Park program

Rental companies will be required to pay $250 for ‘medallions’ for Turtle Beach Park program

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Representatives of kayak and paddleboard rental companies are resigning themselves to having to comply with a Turtle Beach Park management program Sarasota County will implement as of July 1. Still, several say they feel the program is unnecessary and that the expense of purchasing “medallions” — certificates to show their conformity […]

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The Landings Shopping Center

Landings Shopping Center could follow suit after Pelican Plaza

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Several years ago, Pelican Plaza, across from Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, looked much different. A dilapidated façade was the most noteworthy aspect of the mostly-empty plaza. The center had struggled since its former anchor, Linens ’n Things, closed in 2008 following a bankruptcy filing by its parent company. Then in 2012, Manatee-county […]

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SKA seeking more help with legal expenses

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney The vice president of the Siesta Key Association (SKA) told members at the April 6 meeting that the organization expects to need another $80,000 to $100,000 as it pursues two types of legal challenges in the effort to prevent the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key Beach. […]

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Siesta resident says judge’s ruling in North Beach Road case clears the way for his petition drive to overturn County Commission action

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge’s ruling in favor of North Beach Road property owners actually will help the fight to overturn the Sarasota County Commission’s decision to vacate a 357-foot-long segment of the road, Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino told SNL. Late on the afternoon of April 12, Judge […]

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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

162 Beach Road update

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

162 Beach Road Update In October 2016, the Sarasota County Commission authorized County Administrator Tom Harmer and staff to negotiate with the owners of the parcels at 162 and 168 Beach Road in an effort for the county to buy the property. As Carolyn Brown, director of the county’s Parks, Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources […]

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turtle leach, siesta key

Sarasota County proposes $500-per-vessel fee for new management program at Turtle Beach Park

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney A new Sarasota County proposal to expand a management program for commercial non-motorized watercraft from Lido Key to Turtle Beach has raised alarm among some business owners, while other are taking a wait-and-see attitude as they await more details. The biggest concern expressed in interviews is the county’s plan to charge […]

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siesta promenade

Siesta Promenade update

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

FDOT considers potential roundabout on Stickney Point Road to deal with project traffic By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Benderson Development Co. is considering reducing the number of residential units in its proposed Siesta Promenade project from more than 500 to a level between 300 and 350, according to a Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance representative. At […]

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Davidson Plaza now has paid parking

Davidson Plaza now has paid parking

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Crescent Beach Grocery lot added on the southern part of Siesta By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Sarasota firm has begun managing the Davidson Plaza parking lot, charging drivers $4.00 per hour unless they are dining in one of the restaurants or otherwise using services in the plaza. FL Parking Co. has been contacting private […]

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Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt - New Location! Turtle Beach

Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt – New Location! Turtle Beach

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM until Noon. This year the event will be held at a new location – Turtle Beach, located at 8919 Midnight Pass, Siesta Key. Turtle Beach is approximately 2.3 miles South of Stickney […]

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