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Tabletop Composting

2019-07-20T17:02:04-04:00July 20th, 2019|Greenspace|

Tabletop composting:  When Tracie Troxler returned to Manatee County after living in California for 20 years, she brought with her the dream of creating a community garden. During the process, Tracie discovered here was “a huge food waste challenge and a soil challenge,” that led her to establish the Sunshine Community Compost, a nonprofit [...]

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

2019-01-07T11:49:49-04:00January 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

2019-01-07T11:59:50-04:00December 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

2018-12-13T16:57:52-04:00December 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 [...]

Pineapple Park Fountain Set for Enhancements

2018-10-10T15:12:49-04:00February 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 [...]

DSCA Pocket Parks in Rosemary District

2018-12-15T14:31:05-04:00May 31st, 2016|Greenspace|

The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) submitted this proposal to the City of Sarasota for a series of Reserved Community Spaces (i.e. Pocket Parks) to be identified and included in the City’s Strategic Plan for future implementation within the Rosemary District (between Fruitville Road & 10th Street, and US41 & Orange Avenue).  This proposal was [...]

Greenspace Committee Update

2018-10-10T15:23:23-04:00August 17th, 2015|Greenspace|

DSCA helped to promote two meetings that were held by the Save Our Sarasota Trees (SOS-Trees) organization.  The first public meeting was held on June 17 at the Art Center Sarasota.  This meeting was initiated in response to reports of trees being removed from Links Park and other downtown locations.  This was an informative meeting open to [...]

Tobacco-Free Zones in the City?

2018-10-10T15:36:42-04:00October 11th, 2010|Greenspace, Safety|

After the City Parks, Recreation and Environmental Protection Board asked the City Commission to consider creating tobacco-free zones in children’s areas of city parks, DSCA asked the question why limit it to just the children’s areas. Residents and merchants downtown have been complaining for sometime about the litter being created downtown by people who inappropriately [...]

Fences Up — Five Points Park Under Construction 

2018-10-10T15:37:14-04:00October 11th, 2010|Greenspace|

You probably noticed the blue safety fence that has gone up around the Five Points Park.  According to the City Public Works Department the schedule calls for •    Removing existing wall surrounding the park •    Grading of the Park •    Installation of a new irrigation system •    Brick walkway installation •    Landscaping Hopefully, we will [...]

Input with City Commission Regarding Vibrancy and Quality of Life Issues

2018-10-10T15:37:39-04:00August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace, Safety, Zoning Code|

The DSCA leading the way in collaborating with other stakeholders with an interest in improving the vibrancy and quality of life downtown appeared several times before the City Commission to encourage a compromise that works for everyone. The DSCA, based on the advice from many of our association members, has appeared many times before the [...]

Beautification and Redesign of Five Points

2018-10-10T15:38:03-04:00August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace|

The Beautification and Redesign of Five Points Park is Underway with The City Commission’s Acceptance of the Plans Brought Forth By the Downtown Improvement District (DID). The improvements to beautify Five Points Park and make it functionally a much more useable and comfortable resource for residents and visitors will be taking place at the same [...]

City Commission Moves Forward with Mooring Field Project

2018-10-10T15:38:28-04:00August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace|

Peter Fanning, DSCA President, appeared before the City Commission on August 16 to again push for completion of the Bayfront Mooring Field. This much discussed, off again-on again effort, has been going on for nearly a decade, and was identified by the Board of Directors with member support as a priority for this year. Peter [...]