Tag: sarasota county planning commission

County approves amendments to Coastal Setback Code to allow shoreline hardening

Shoreline Hardening

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com After making a motion to amend the Sarasota County Coastal Setback Code, Commissioner Charles Hines pointed out on Oct. 21, “This has not been easy.” Commissioners long have maintained a stance against shoreline hardening, he Read More

Commissioners deny petition for six-condominium structure at 636 Beach Road

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Even before the county’s Environmental Permitting Division manager completed his presentation during an Aug. 26 Coastal Setback Variance (CSV) petition hearing, Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert had a question. Addressing Howard Berna, Detert asked about Read More

Siesta Promenade – Second District Court of Appeal to consider appeal of Circuit Court decision upholding County Commission approval

Rachel Brown Hackney, SarasotaNewsLeader.com Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal announced on Jan. 8 that it would hear an appeal of a 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge’s Dec. 2, 2019 order denying an attempt to block the construction of the Read More

Traffic remains primary focal point for public anger directed at Siesta Promenade proposal

By Rachel Brown Hackney As the Sarasota County Planning Commission and County Commission prepare for public hearings on Siesta Promenade, the potential for the mixed-use development to exacerbate traffic congestion continues to be the primary focus of public consternation. The Read More

Siesta Promenade opponents arguing that one public hearing on four facets of application would not allow sufficient time for speakers to address concerns

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com As Sarasota County staff has worked on its formal review of Benderson Development Co.’s Siesta Promenade application, neighbors around the site have continued to voice their opposition to the proposed density of the project. Additionally, Read More

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

New Dairy Queen/retail center on Stickney Point Road wins Planning Commission endorsement

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Questions about traffic access and queuing, dumpster placement and even the circulation of a Venice newspaper came first, but the Sarasota Planning Commission finally gave unanimous approval to a proposed infill project on Stickney Point Read More