July 20 Planning Commission hearing on new Promenade Plan

May 25, 2023 —

The Sarasota County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the new Promenade plan on July 20 in the Commission Chambers of the County Administration Center at 1660 Ringling Blvd., beginning at 5pm.

April 27, 2023 —

May 1, 6pm virtual Neighborhood Workshop for new Promenade plan

Zoom access: kimley-horn.zoom.us/s/91491206954
Web ID: 91491206954

See full workshop announcement.

Benderson Development has submitted an amended Binding Development Concept plan to Sarasota County Planning staff for its Promenade project at US 41 and Stickney Point Road. This plan incorporates two parcels acquired subsequent to the 2018 project approval. This will necessitate a new Planning and County Commission review process.

Some significant changes in the new plan include moving the landscape buffer and sidewalk closer to the Promenade buildings and adding parallel parking to Crestwood and Glencoe Avenue. According to Sura Kochman, “The issue at hand is how they are not following the intent of the original approval, by keeping the neighborhood protections, and instead putting parallel parking on our neighborhood streets.

The six condo/apartment buildings are aligned on Glencoe Avenue, next to Pine Shores Estates, with two of the buildings allowing 5000 sq. ft. of commercial use. Density approved in 2018 has not been increased. If the new plan is denied, it reverts back to what was approved in 2018.

Read comprehensive report on the new plan in Sarasota News Leader, April 2023 Rachel Brown Hackney, “Yet another new version of Siesta Promenade layout submitted to county Planning staff, with buildings no taller than 40 feet next to Pine Shores Estates