Some Recent Posts that are no longer current events Please note that links in Old Posts are no longer updated and may be obsolete.
Congratulations to our neighbor Sarasota High School's Principal David Jones, district Principal of the Year.
Now - Nov. 14 City Survey about Bike Lanes on Ringling Boulevard (Lime to Pineapple). In conjunction with the Ringling Blvd Complete Streets planning. A few more details here. Read all details & take survey.
Aug 2020 Update on the MURT (new multi-use pathway) around SHS campus. This project has been in planning stages since 2019, when the portion of School Ave through SHS campus was permanently closed. Our Mayor just elicited update. (thanks!) From City Engineering dept: "Design on the East Side improvements is complete. ... has been permitted, so they should be able to begin construction. The design for the West Side improvements is 60% complete." Remember, west side entails new ped/bike shortcut, outside school perimeter, between Sarasota Art Museum parking lot and SHS Bahia Vista parking lot by Circus Arts!
Upcoming (projected) sometime in 2020?? New perimeter security fencing for Sarasota High School campus. May2020 update from School District: "The board will allocate the funds for the fencing project on July 1. We will start design work sometime in late July." At the 2019 City Commission meeting, School District HAD presented timelines for project beginning in August 2019, with all phases completed in 2019 except actual construction planned for Jan-Aug 2020.
New Affordable Housing development to be built in Alta Vista? Stormwater Infrastructure to be compromised??? Sarasota County is selling off their parcel of vacant land at 899 School Ave a.k.a. Hatton Street, which includes the stormwater drainage canal. See Hatton St Affordable Housing pages for details. UPDATE: This issue is NOT moving forward at this time. This is NOT on the JULY 7 or 8 County Commission Meeting.
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