Despite the 2009 establishment of a downtown historic district, some leaders fear Sarasota’s urban core is losing its connection to the past.
After a resident complained about a downed barrier along a trail leading to Lido Beach, the city and county are searching for a way to keep beachgoers off the dunes.
The city's new chronic homeless initiatives director has received some criticism from the public, but he's dedicated to helping address an ongoing issue in Sarasota.
Those who want to address the regular flooding problem on Sarasota streets believe that new construction is making matters worse.
More than four months have elapsed since the original targeted completion date for a portion of the State Street parking garage, but city staff believes the end is finally in sight.
While Sarasota County revives talk of a 24-hour come-as-you-are shelter, stakeholders in the most affected neighborhood feel left out of the conversation.
Even as the city expresses optimism about the future of the Ringling Shopping Center, questions from residents and the property owners create a foggier outlook.