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City Transportation Master Plan

2019-12-18T21:20:43-05:00December 18th, 2019|Land Development, Transportation, Zoning Code|

Sarasota in motion ... The City of Sarasota is preparing its first citywide transportation master plan, which will serve as a playbook for how the City not only invests in transportation infrastructure, but also how it achieves the community’s larger quality of life goals.  City staff are working to gather [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DSCA Zoning Code Committee Survey

2018-12-14T10:53:17-05:00November 1st, 2017|Land Development, Zoning Code|

In June 2017, the DSCA Zoning Code Committee sent out a survey to the member condo associations requesting feedback on the most critical issues affecting residents with regards to land development and construction projects in our greater downtown neighborhood. The responses were grouped and the committee’s findings were provided to the DSCA Board with the following [...]

DSCA successfully advocates for City of Sarasota development notices

2019-01-20T12:21:00-05:00February 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 [...]

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

2018-10-10T14:30:34-04:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]