Sarasota County Commission Approves $466,000 In Homeless Funding

On Tuesday, November 14, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved funding for two major initiatives in its effort to reduce chronic adult homelessness: $194,000 for the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness and $272,600 for shelter beds at the Salvation Army. This funding will assist the city to move forward with its new rule to prohibit … Continue reading Sarasota County Commission Approves $466,000 In Homeless Funding

Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nuanced Traffic Solutions

This Tuesday, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce completed a series of lectures called “Grid Un-Locked” focused on how to improve traffic in Sarasota. The conclusion that the Chamber reached is that the most practical way to relieve traffic in Sarasota is not with a single monolithic project like widening roads or building a rail … Continue reading Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nuanced Traffic Solutions

Briefs From Barwin

Here’s this week’s Briefs From Barwin. Topics include offices that will be closed for Veterans Day next Friday, details on the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Sarasota next Saturday, and two new apps related to Downtown Sarasota. You can see the full report here.

Sarasota In 95th Percentile On “Best Small Cities” List

Sarasota ranked within the 95th percentile on WalletHub’s “Best Small Cities in America” list, ranking around #64 out of 1,268 US cities with populations from 25,000 to 100,000. The site uses many factors to mathematically determine qualities such as affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life, and safety. According to WalletHub, Sarasota’s highest … Continue reading Sarasota In 95th Percentile On “Best Small Cities” List

Legal Marijuana’s Effect On Real Estate

It’s been approximately one year since the people of Florida voted in favor of Ballot Amendment 2, known on the ballot as “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions”. This amendment legalized the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions determined by a licensed Florida physician. Florida joined the twenty-eight other states … Continue reading Legal Marijuana’s Effect On Real Estate

No Injuries Caused By Van Collision at Hob Nob

On the morning of Tuesday, October 24th, a white Dodge 3500 van accidentally crashed into one of the walls of the Hob Nob diner on the corner of 301 and 17th Street. Thankfully, neither the passengers of the van nor the occupants of the diner were seriously injured by the collision. The Hob Nob originally … Continue reading No Injuries Caused By Van Collision at Hob Nob

Sarasota City Commissioners Vote Against Parking Meters For Time Being

Downtown Sarasota has a long, back-and-forth history with its position on parking meters – the city has experimented with them as a means of generating revenue several times in the past few decades. Parking meters create an opportunity to collect funds for improving various public features and utilities of Downtown Sarasota, but many business owners … Continue reading Sarasota City Commissioners Vote Against Parking Meters For Time Being

Press Release: 551 N. Indiana Ave.

Massey & Massey continues to close deals! Len Smally has purchased a 33,416 SF plot of vacant land located at 551 N. Indiana Ave. in Englewood, Florida from Dr. Charles Eager for $165,000. The land is located on the intersection of two busy roads and is zoned for office, medical, and institutional buildings. Smally plans … Continue reading Press Release: 551 N. Indiana Ave.

Briefs From Barwin

Here’s this week’s Briefs From Barwin. This week’s topics include a progress report on the Irma debris cleanup effort, some tips on avoiding scammers posing as waste collection contractors, and the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee’s search for World War II-era women to attend this year’s annual Veterans Day parade. The report also includes a schedule … Continue reading Briefs From Barwin

Irma Debris Cleanup To Stretch Into November

Sarasota County contractors are working hard to finish collecting the debris scattered across yards throughout the city in September by Hurricane Irma, but the sheer volume of debris to collect is proving to be a truly challenging endeavor. More trucks will be joining the debris collection force next week in an effort to speed up … Continue reading Irma Debris Cleanup To Stretch Into November