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Police investigate Gillespie Park shooting
Sarasota Police officers heard shots fired at roughly 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, on the 2900 block of Gillespie Avenue.
New code will bring new vision
A form-based code would specify the density, height, scale and design of projects in a certain area providing what Commissioner Susan Chapman calls a 'more objective' development map.
Board approves hotel adjustments
The joint-venture development team hopes to break ground in January, on 148-room hotel and 147 apartments at the corner of Palm Avenue and Ringling Boulevard.
Duany pushes environmentalists to guide city building regulations
Checking in 13 years after first helping create the eventual downtown master plan, Andres Duany emphasizes compromise.
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
20 Welcome Club of Sarasota/Manatee Luncheon
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