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Condo Members to Discuss Building Inspections

2021-07-10T16:52:01-04:00July 10th, 2021|DSCA News, Land Development, Local News, Safety, Zoning Code|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 9, 2021 DSCA Condo Members to Discuss Building Inspections The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) and its members send our thoughts to those in Surfside, FL affected by the tragic building collapse. Downtown Sarasota condos spend over $60 million per year in operating expenses that includes regular building maintenance [...]

DSCA Supports Safety of Ringling Bicycle Trail

2021-01-31T12:24:25-05:00January 31st, 2021|DSCA News, Local News, Safety, Transportation|

Moves to Make Bicyclist Feel Safe Downtown  The Board of Directors of the Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) has enthusiastically endorsed the construction of the Ringling Bicycle Trail from the Legacy Trail to Pineapple Avenue in downtown Sarasota. Thousands of people are currently using the Legacy Trail and with its completion to Fruitville Road [...]

Downtown Sarasota, Florida US 41 Roundabout Educational Videos

2020-10-17T14:26:06-04:00August 29th, 2020|Safety, Transportation, Uncategorized|

Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 Roundabouts  These videos, produced in conjunction with engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, can be viewed online on the City’s website. The series of videos includes: A simulated driver’s view of the two roundabouts Understanding the symbols used in roundabout pavement markings and street signs 10th Street roundabout lane and [...]

Fruitville @ US41 Construction

2019-12-22T18:52:13-05:00December 22nd, 2019|DSCA News, Land Development, Local News, Safety, Transportation|

REMINDER: New Traffic Shift, Detour began Nov. 25 for US-41 Fruitville Road intersection Detours began Nov. 25 for the US 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout.  The two changes involve left turns: (1) No SB US 41 to EB Fruitville Rd - Southbound US 41 traffic will not be able to turn left at Fruitville Rd.  This will be [...]

Hurricane Irma: The Aftermath & Lessons Learned

2021-07-13T11:52:38-04:00December 5th, 2017|Safety|

DSCA member condo associations were asked to provide suggestions on lessons learned from the September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma storm from both a preparation and recovery process. As the member condos range in size and location, some of the comments are unique to those condos and may not be applicable to other condos. Click [...]

Emergency Notification System

2018-10-10T15:21:18-04:00February 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" [...]

Safety Committee Update

2018-10-10T15:22:47-04:00August 17th, 2015|Safety|

The DSCA’s Operation Plan for 2015 establishes ad hoc committees to advance specific annual goals including community safety.  To that end, the Safety Committee was established to work in concert with the Sarasota Police Department (SPD) to foster programs that enhance the safety of downtown residents.  As this is the first of an ongoing series on citizen [...]

The DSCA Cooperates to Improve Downtown Livability 

2018-10-10T15:28:40-04:00January 1st, 2014|Homelessness, Safety|

Peter Fanning with Board support is working to extend the influence of DSCA by working with other Downtown Groups, Associations and Resident Members to improve the quality of life for Downtown Residents. With the help of the Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) and especially the Plaza at Five Points and 100 Central Condominium Associations and their [...]

New Decorative Lighting Coming to Downtown

2018-10-10T14:27:50-04:00November 24th, 2010|Safety|

In its continuing efforts to make the downtown area more attractive and vibrant, the Downtown Improvement District (DID) and the Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) have moved forward with a plan to have lights installed on the electric poles along Main Street from 301/Washington Blvd. to the Bayfront and along several adjoining streets. There are 280 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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