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Strong Towns Articles – December 2018

2018-12-15T17:34:51-05:00December 15th, 2018|Land Development, Transportation, Zoning Code|

Why Do People Keep Being Killed on This Road?  by Charles Marohn | December 10, 2018 Tragedy predictably occurs when our road designs combine high speeds and randomness.   Three Cheers for Minneapolis (The 3 is for Triplex)  by Daniel Herriges | December 12, 2018 Minneapolis just became the first major U.S. city in a long time [...]

Lemon Ave. Streetscape Open House, Dec. 17, 2018

2019-01-07T11:59:50-05:00December 15th, 2018|Greenspace, Land Development, Local News|

The community is invited to learn about the Lemon Avenue Streetscape project during an open house with City of Sarasota staff Monday, Dec.17 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the SRQ Media Studio in the City Hall Annex, 1565 First Street. NewsRelease_Lemon Ave. Streetscape Open House Set for Dec. 17.. DSCA Board authorized a letter which was sent to City [...]

Plant trees, the fish will thank you – Reduce Algae Bloom

2018-12-13T16:57:52-05:00December 13th, 2018|Greenspace|

Everyone enjoys the cool shade tree of big trees on hot Florida days, but did you know trees significantly benefit our watershed by reducing stormwater runoff and flooding? Stormwater runoff is rain that does not soak into the ground or get absorbed by trees and plants. Instead, the rain falls on hard surfaces like buildings, [...]

DSCA Endorses The Bay Sarasota Final Plan

2018-10-10T15:03:18-04:00September 6th, 2018|Greenspace, Land Development, Local News|

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the DSCA Board approved the Resolution in support of The Bay Sarasota final concept plan. The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) has been a Stakeholder and supporter of the Bayfront 20:20 planning initiative since its early planning in 2014.  DSCA helped financially to fund the Stakeholder initiative and has provided feedback [...]

DSCA joined in issuing a Press Release on Four Civic Groups Unite to Adopt Zoning Code Principals with CCNA, STOP! and SHOUT

2019-01-20T13:10:45-05:00July 9th, 2018|Land Development, Uncategorized, Zoning Code|

July 9, 2018   SARASOTA, FLORIDA Joint Zoning Code Consensus press release-final-20180709 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Melvin Sykes melvynsykes48@gmail.com (443) 871-5879 Four Civic Groups Unite to Adopt Zoning Code Principles • Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations (CCNA) • Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) • STOP! • SHOUT Sarasota, Florida July 9, 2018 - Four of Sarasota’s civic [...]

DSCA Forum on Homelessness – Doing Good Even Better

2018-12-14T10:01:52-05:00April 11th, 2018|Homelessness|

YouTube Playlist: DSCA Forum on Homelessness – Doing Good Even Better The Francis, 1289 Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236 5:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M.  [click on individual names to view videos] Welcome, Patrick Gannon, President, DSCA The Road To Better – Peter Fanning, DSCA Director “We have a panel of “blue sky” people, because [...]

DSCA Workshop on Transportation Planning in the City of Sarasota

2018-12-14T10:47:46-05:00March 12th, 2018|Transportation|

March 12, 2018  –  The Francis, 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 DSCA Workshop on Transportation Planning provided updates on the latest transportation projects and plans affecting the City of Sarasota. Learn about the latest status and plans for: Roundabouts on US41 (14th St & 10th St, Fruitville, Gulfstream, Main St & Ringling Blvd.) Median project (Fruitville-to-Gulfstream) [...]

Downtown residents campaign for building setbacks

2019-01-20T12:03:09-05:00March 8th, 2018|Land Development, Zoning Code|

THURSDAY, MAR. 8, 2018 by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor https://www.yourobserver.com/article/downtown-palm-avenue-setbacks-form-based-code As the city ponders new zoning regulations, downtown residents want more space between them and new construction. During a period of growth in Sarasota, downtown residents are banding together to ask the city to reconsider its building regulations. As officials prepare to review a proposed citywide [...]

DSCA Letter to City Commission on Recommended Actions from Zoning Code Survey

2019-01-20T13:24:09-05:00February 5th, 2018|Land Development, Zoning Code|

February 5, 2018 City of Sarasota Commission 1565 1st Street, Room 101 Sarasota, Florida 34236   Dear Mayor Freeland Eddie, Vice Mayor Alpert, Commissioners Ahern-Koch, Brody and Shaw:   The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) surveyed its members in June 2017 concerning the impact of land development and construction in our Downtown neighborhood.  Based on [...]

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