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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 [...]

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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