Old Stickney Point Hotel Nov 2 Hearing Update

October 27  —

Tuesday, November 2, starting at 9 am, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners will hold a formal hearing and vote whether or not to approve the proposed Old Stickney Point hotel and garage. Your attendance is requested in the Commission Chambers at 1660 Ringling Blvd.   It is important for our Commissioners to see the room filled with concerned citizens.  If you attend in person, treat this hearing as you would a Court of Law; it is  legal hearing.

The SK Coalition published a Guest Editorial in the Sunday, Oct 17th edition of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Click here to read the editorialThe SK Coalition list of issues and the editorial, speak to the concerns we have with the proposed 170-room, 8-story Stickney Point Hotel and Garage.

Thank you for engaging in the process…encourage all your neighbors to do so as well.    ​For additional information, visit skcoalition.org/howyoucanhelp.

September 4, 2021 —

The County Planning Commission did not recommend the UDC  amendment to increase density for the proposed Old Stickney Point hotel.   They did recommend the Special Exceptions for transient accommodations and increased height.

The next step  is the November 2 Board of County Commission public hearing for the hotel.  Check back for further details.

Click here to view the recent Planning Commission Hearings.

SNN News, Sep 3, 2021, Alehandro Romero:  “Planning Commissioners vote to recommend an increase for high-density hotel on Siesta Key”

August 27, 2021 —

The Sarasota County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Old Stickney Point Siesta Key Hotel and Parking Garage on September 2, beginning at 5 pm at the County Administration Building at 1660 Ringling Blvd.  (See below for formal applications.)

To ensure your concerns are included in the official  hearing record, email Planning Commissioners prior to August 31.    Click here for Planning Commission email addresses.  Click here to copy Board of County Commissioners.

We urge all to attend the hearing and voice your concerns.  Zoom access is not available.  Link to watch the hearing live:  scgov.net/government/communications/access-sarasota

Recent news articles:

Siesta Key Observer, August 20, 2021, David Conway:  “Planning Commission endorses Siesta Key Hotel”

Sarasota News Leader, August 27, 2021, Rachel Brown Hackney:  “In spite of opposition from Siesta Key residents, Planning commission majority endorses Calle Miramar hotel project for Siesta Village” 

August 21, 2021  —

The Sarasota County Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed Calle Miramar/Beach Road Siesta Key hotel at its August 19 meeting.

Read details of hearing in the Herald-Tribune, August 21, 2021 article by Derek Gilliam, “Outpouring of opposition no enough to slow Siesta Key hotel development”

The County Commission will hold a public hearing on the hotel on October 27.

July 21, 2021

The Planning Commission has scheduled the first public hearings for proposed Siesta Key hotels:

August 19 – Calle Miramar and Beach – Siesta Key Hotel
Click Here to see the Formal Application

September 2 – Old Stickney Point – Siesta Key Hotel
Click Here to see the Formal Application for the Hotel
Click here to see the Formal Application for the Parking Garage
Click here to see Development staff review comments for the Garage

Hearings will be held at the County Administration Building at 1660 Ringling, beginning at 5 pm.  We encourage everyone to attend the meetings and submit comments to the Planning Commission.  If you plan to speak at the public hearing, it is a good idea to submit your comments prior to the meeting to ensure they are in the official record and allow Commissioners to read in advance.  Comments should be submitted to planner@scgov.net approximately 2 weeks prior to the hearing.  Comments can also be sent to individual Commissioners; click her for Planning Commissioner email addresses.

Check back for updates and further information about hearings.

Read a comprehensive article on the hearings in the July 16 Sarasota News Leader by Rachel Brown Hackney, Hotel proposed on Calle Miramar on Siesta Key scheduled for Plannning Commission on August 19