ALDERMAN MURT in Payne Park
Legacy Trail Payne Park (Alderman MURT) Project to connect Legacy Trail from School Ave terminus across south edge of Payne Park to Alderman St (over behind Sarasota Ford), and thence towards Washington Blvd (301), with a new pedestrian/bike entrance at East Ave. The City held a public open house 10/26/23 to present the project and answer questions. See City's Alderman MURT page: graphics, reports and documents are posted online.
(MURT means multi-use recreational trail)
Project Manager Corinne Arriaga welcomes comments (& questions): by email Corinne.Arriaga@SarasotaFL.gov , by mail 1761 12th Street Sarasota, FL 34236, by phone (941) 263-6362.
Residents have set up online petitions of opposition &/or support regarding details of this project; see Larry's petition to STOP the proposed opening of public ped/bike access at the end of East Ave into the park, plus concerns and suggestions about possible other changes to East Ave in conjunction with this project (although currently outside the scope of said project) change.org/SaveEastAve; see also Linda's petition in favor of, specifically, creating a public ped/bike access to that side of Payne Park change.org/p/free-east-ave. The "free" petition aims to support the planned new public access entrance from East Ave, whereas the "save" petition is essentially an attempt to DENY public access from East Ave, largely from abutting Park Lane Condo residents (who already have a private locked gate access into the park). In the interest of full disclosure: the "save" petition was started by a resident of said abutting condo; the "free" petition was started by the editor of This Website.