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Seidman: ‘The right tree in the right place’?

2019-01-07T11:49:49+00:00January 7th, 2019|Greenspace, Local News|

The city’s greenspace policy calls for canopy trees in public rights-of way, but the Lemon Avenue is proposing palms. The royal palm is a stately, elegant, regal tree. It can soar to 90 feet in height and bears more than a dozen giant fronds, each twice as tall as a basketball player and weighing as [...]

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

2019-01-07T11:59:50+00:00December 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 [...]

DSCA Endorses The Bay Sarasota Final Plan

2018-10-10T15:03:18+00:00September 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 successfully advocates for City of Sarasota development notices

2019-01-20T12:21:00+00:00February 20th, 2017|Land Development, Local News, Zoning Code|

February 9, ,2017   SARASOTA, Fla. – The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association, led by President Patrick Gannon, has succeeded in urging the City of Sarasota to send email notifications about development applications submitted to the city for review. The policy change makes the development process more accessible to community members who can now subscribe to receive [...]

Emergency Notification System

2018-10-10T15:21:18+00:00February 13th, 2017|Local News, Safety|

The City is going to do a test notification on Tuesday, February 14th .  It is only a test and you do not need to evacuate when you get the message!!!!!! Emergency Notification System The City of Sarasota uses Rapid Notify as its Emergency Notification System provider.  These systems are often referred to as "Reverse 911" [...]

Pineapple Park Fountain Set for Enhancements

2018-10-10T15:12:49+00:00February 6th, 2017|Greenspace, Local News|

The city is investing nearly $150,000 to restore the mermaid fountain at Pineapple Park — and that’s just the beginning of its plans to improve the downtown space. Officials held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the improvements to the public park at Lemon and Pineapple avenues, dubbed “Good Heart Plaza.” That was 2005. Twelve years [...]

Three District Commission Seats Will Be Contested in March Elections

2018-10-10T15:30:25+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Local News|

The seats for City Commissioners for Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be up for election on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The incumbents in District 1, Fredd Atkins and in District 3, Kelly Kirschner have announced their retirement from the Commission. Richard Clapp, District 2, has announced his intention to seek a second four-year term [...]

Scope’s Suzanne Gregory Invites DSCA members to Contribute Information

2018-10-10T15:31:06+00:00January 2nd, 2011|Local News|

SCOPE (see Info Links Page on the DSCA Website’s Home Page for information about SCOPE) is planning an Aging with Dignity Initiative. This initiative is a partnership of SCOPE, USF Sarasota-Manatee and The Patterson Foundation.  The broad goal of this multi-year effort is to develop innovative and technological ways for older adults to age with [...]

Downtown Farmers Market Changing Date for One Day Only

2018-10-10T15:35:41+00:00November 24th, 2010|Local News|

The City of Sarasota has informed Phil Pagano, Operations Manager of the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, that his request to move the date of the Farmers Market for one day only from Saturday, December 25 to Thursday, December 23 has been approved.  In addition, Mr. Pagano announced that the Farmers Market will not be open on the [...]

SemCon II 2010-2011 — Residents Turn Out to Give Advice

2018-10-10T14:30:34+00:00October 11th, 2010|Land Development, Local News, Zoning Code|

How about brick streets, arcades mid-block along Main Street, wider sidewalks, refurbished store fronts that follow the historic underlay, a pedestrian friendly connecting portal from Main Street to the Bayfront, a circulating “people mover” to not only get people connected throughout the downtown and adjacent areas, but also to other public transportation including maybe a [...]

Support to Dolphin Tower Evacuees

2018-10-10T14:31:39+00:00August 23rd, 2010|Local News|

The DSCA is providing support to the residents of our member association, Dolphin Tower. Reality struck home when residents like Carol Reynolds (also an active member of a number of the subcommittees to the DSCA Board) was told to evacuate her home and bring along only a few possessions that she could carry. Through the assistance [...]