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DSCA Workshop: The Exploding Costs of Living in Paradise!

2023-01-31T12:49:29-05:00January 31st, 2023||

DSCA Workshop: The Exploding Costs of Living in Paradise! Mitigating the Pain of Increasing Condo Fees Thursday, March 16th, 2023 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Goewey Hall (at Church of the Redeemer’s Robinson Center) 222 S Palm Ave Ste B, Sarasota, FL 34236 Residents are increasingly feeling the pinch when it comes to condo living. [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – February 1, 2023

2023-01-24T12:24:17-05:00January 24th, 2023|

Wed, February 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM @ Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: Marlon Brown, City Manager   DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough (760) 497-9230, if [...]

The Past, Present, and Future of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

2023-01-24T12:20:17-05:00January 24th, 2023|

A community conversation organized and presented by the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the Historical Society of Sarasota County. Sunday, January 29th, 2023 2-4pm @Crocker Memorial Church 1260 12th Street (in Pioneer Park) Sarasota Free event, no reservations required. Seating approx. 100. This important community discussion about Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – December 7, 2022

2022-11-08T12:56:42-05:00November 8th, 2022||

DSCA Board Meeting - December 7, 2022 Location: Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: TBD DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough (760) 497-9230, if you wish to be invited.

DSCA Board Meeting – November 2, 2022

2022-11-08T13:02:09-05:00October 13th, 2022||

DSCA Board Meeting - November 2, 2022 Location: Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: Herminio Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology, City of Sarasota DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough [...]

Are Fines Coming to Your Condo? New Legislative Deadlines Are!

2022-11-08T13:11:11-05:00August 9th, 2022||

OCTOBER 20th, 2022 4:00pm - 7:00pm AT GOEWEY HALL (at Church of the Redeemer’s Robinson Center) 222 S Palm Ave Ste B, Sarasota, FL 34236 New legislative deadlines for condos requires reserve studies, milestone inspections and reserve funding that may lead to heavy fines if your association is not in compliance by 2024! Are you [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – September 7, 2022

2022-08-09T12:06:27-04:00August 9th, 2022||

Wed, September 07, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: Doug Jeffcoat, Public Works Director, City of Sarasota DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – August 3, 2022

2022-07-19T14:30:46-04:00July 19th, 2022||

Wed, August 03, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: Kyle Battie, Vice Mayor, City Commission DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough (760) [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – July 6, 2022

2022-06-28T11:27:49-04:00June 28th, 2022||

DSCA Board Meeting - July 6, 2022 Wed, July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: TBD DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David Lough [...]

DSCA Board Meeting – July 6, 2022

2022-05-25T14:27:24-04:00May 10th, 2022||

DSCA Board Meeting - July 6, 2022 Wed, July 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Zoom & Broadway Promenade, 1064 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 Guest Speaker: Tracie Troxler DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers. Contact President, David [...]

DSCA Workshop: New Condo Association Technologies: Helpful or Hurtful?

2022-04-13T11:39:28-04:00April 12th, 2022|, |

MAY 10th, 2022 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Art Ovation, 1255 North Palm Ave, 34236 Bring Your Association to the Next Level! -Learn about new technologies and services that are being found to be helpful to associations -Discuss investments that can lead to lower energy costs and labor saving, and potentially save on insurance [...]

DSCA Workshop: “Restorative Cities” – Building A Healthy Tomorrow

2022-02-28T12:02:51-05:00February 28th, 2022|, |

Featuring Jenny Roe, co-author, Restorative Cities - Urban Design for Mental Health & Wellbeing Thursday, March 24, 2022 4:00 - 5:45pm Location: Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 Dr. Jenny Roe, co-author of Restorative Cities: Urban Design for Mental Health and Wellbeing, will present a blueprint for urban design, mental health, [...]

DSCA Workshop: Condominiums in Crisis: How Healthy Is Your Building?

2021-09-14T18:15:11-04:00September 14th, 2021|, |

DSCA Workshop CONDOMINIUMS IN CRISIS:  How Healthy Is Your Building? REGISTER HERE Wed, 13 October 2021;  4:00pm – 7:00pm 4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.  Check-in & Meet the Sponsors 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.  DSCA Workshop with Moderator & Panelists 6:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.  Reception Florida condominium owners are facing a great financial awakening! [...]

Rosemary Resident Takes Reins At DSCA

2021-05-02T22:52:29-04:00May 2nd, 2021|DSCA News|

The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) board of directors is pleased to announce that it has elected David Lough as its new President. He succeeds Eileen Normile who has moved to a senior board position with the Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations (CCNA). Lough has served on the DSCA [...]

Trees on Florida Ave

2021-03-31T23:08:51-04:00March 31st, 2021|DSCA News, Greenspace|

In February 2021 the effort to install canopy trees on Florida Ave. in the Rosemary District, between Blvd of the Arts and 5th , was completed. In all ten canopy trees were planted, including seven Pink Tabebuia’s which are known for their spectacular display of pink blossoms in the Spring. The work included several [...]

RECENT ASSOCIATION LAWSUITS: Protect Your Association

2021-02-26T17:49:50-05:00February 26th, 2021||

In today's litigious society lawsuits in our industry are far too common. Recent Florida lawsuits warn us about legal battles that escalated to a 5-figure bill! Join us for this comprehensive discussion at our upcoming event RECENT ASSOCIATION LAWSUITS, and learn how you can protect your association!

SAIL 3/3

2021-02-26T17:42:09-05:00February 26th, 2021||

Join us for the next S.A.I.L. networking event: All managers & board members welcome! Theme: Get Your Green On! Wear green or beware the curse of the leprechaun! Enjoy a complimentary cocktail & great appetizers! March Educational Game: GET PINCHED AT S.A.I.L. Find the other person with the missing half of the puzzle and win [...]

Drastic Insurance Rate Hikes

2021-02-16T09:19:41-05:00February 16th, 2021||

Several Florida insurers filed for premium hikes ranging from 15 to a little more than 31 percent that will affect Community Associations in 2021. Join us for this comprehensive discussion on what to expect and creative solutions on how to ensure financial stability as insurance rates will most certainly continue to spike.

DSCA Board Meeting 2020-10-7

2020-10-17T11:32:08-04:00September 15th, 2020||

DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo & Associate Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers.  Contact President, Eileen Normile (908-656-9339), if you wish to be invited. Board Meeting 2020-10-07 Video:  https://youtu.be/1N7NgEQDBL8

DSCA Board Meeting 2020-09-02

2020-10-17T11:13:34-04:00August 29th, 2020||

DSCA Board Meetings are for Board Directors, with designated Condo & Associate Member Representatives, Liaison Association Representatives and invited Guests attending as observers.  Contact President, Eileen Normile (908-656-9339), if you wish to be invited.   September Board Meeting Video: https://youtu.be/fRiYntkfjYg  

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2019-01-07T11:49:49-05:00January 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

2019-01-07T11:59:50-05:00December 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 [...]

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" [...]

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 [...]

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