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Oct 10 Court Date for Siesta Promenade Legal Challenge Canceled, a new date is TBD

One of our SKA members has initiated a legal challenge to the approval of the Siesta Promenade project.  You can read the Mission Statement on our site.  Sura Kochman is the sole Plaintiff in the case based on her legal standing as a neighborhood resident.  You can check Sura’s Updates page for more information. SKA Read More >

Big Pass Dredging UPDATE

Great news! On February 12, 2019, Judge Andrea McHugh ruled in support of the SKA legal action to require the City of Sarasota to comply with its own regulations “to make an official determination that the Project is consistent with the City [Comprehensive] Plan and all other applicable local, regional, state, and federal plans and Read More >

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Big Pass Dredging Update – November 2018

SKA is working for a DO NO HARM solution for Siesta Key and Big Pass In October, the civil court denied the SKA Verified Complaint to prohibit the dredging of Big Pass on the basis that it violates the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan. However, the ruling on the complaint opened the door to alternative avenues Read More >

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Nov Update: Siesta Promenade project

Latest dates for public hearings are: Planning Commission – 15 November 2018 Board of County Commissioners – 12 December 2018 Benderson Development has issued a press release and launched a glossy website promoting the project.  Links are below. Press Release Promotional Website They are marketing the development heavily and even launched a survey to engage Read More >

Protecting Big Sarasota Pass from Dredging

SKA is working for a DO NO HARM solution for Siesta Key and Big Pass Prior to the Administrative Hearing in June of 2018, SKA had filed a Verified Complaint in civil court to prohibit the dredging of Big Pass on the basis that it violates the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan. The City of Sarasota Read More >

Aug 2018 Update: Siesta Promenade project

Todd Mathes, Benderson Development’s project manager for Siesta Promenade, has scheduled the County-mandated Neighborhood Workshop for Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6pm at the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Ave, Sarasota FL 34231. This is the one and only meeting that Benderson is required to hold to present the project and to “hear Sarasota Read More >