Dec 15 Public Workshop on Special Exceptions for Siesta Key Hotel on Old Stickney Point Rd

December 12, 2020  —

A public workshop is scheduled  on December 15, 2020 starting at 6  pm.  regarding Special Exceptions for building height and transient accommodations being requested for a proposed hotel on Old Stickney Point Road.  Bookmark this post so you can check back for further details.  As we receive more information, this post will be updated. (The workshop is posted on the Sarasota County Planning Calendar)

Neighborhood Workshop_2nd Workshop_Old Stickney Point Hotel (Siesta Key Hotel) and Parking Garage

  • Date:12/15/2020 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Zoom Link

Contact Robert Medred, Genesis Planning  941-374-5844

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Public Notice for Newspaper:
A Virtual Neighborhood Workshop will be held via Zoom on December 15, 2020 at 6 pm to discuss
the following companion Special Exception applications: (1) a Special Exception in the CG/SKOD
district to allow transient accommodations and additional building height on the contiguous
parcels that are cumulatively 1.17-acre and located at 1260 and 1266 Old Stickney Point Road;
and (2) a Special Exception in the CI/SKOD district to allow additional building height for a parking
structure (to contain ground floor retail) on a .58-acre parcel located at 1237 Stickney Point Road.
Being concurrently processed with these Special Exception applications are a proposed
amendment to the text of Future Land Use Policy 2.9.1 of the Sarasota County Comprehensive
Plan, together with a companion amendment to Section 124-102 of the Sarasota County Unified
Development Code, both of which relate to transient accommodations.
Please visit:
Webinar ID: 857 5867 1144 Passcode: 384092 to watch and participate in the workshop on
December 15, 2020 at 6 pm. You can also dial in and listen by phone at (312)626-6799 and use
the above referenced Webinar ID and passcode. The workshop presentation will begin promptly
at 6 pm on December 15, 2020 with an opportunity to ask questions via Zoom following the
applicant presentation. The purpose of the meeting is to inform neighboring residents of the
nature of the proposal, discuss the concept plan, and to seek their comments online. This is not a
public hearing. For more information, visit

According to Rachel Brown Hackney’s Sarasota News Leader summary of the December 2 meeting:   Replying to whether Dr. Kompothecras could have “a viable hotel project and associated garage” by complying with the existing 35-foot height restriction in the CG zoning district, Robert Medred replied, “No.”

Mark Spiegel, Chair of the SK Coalition, questioned Medred’s assertion.  For example, Spiegel said, The Spectator Hotel in Charleston, S.C., has only 41 rooms spread among three floors. It has been ranked the top boutique hotel in the United States. If that hotel has proved to be a success, Spiegel asked, why do developers want to construct much larger hotels on Siesta Key?

Also, read:

Brynn Mechem’s December 10 Siesta Key Observer article:  Hotel workshop draws complaints over density, traffic

Timothy Fanning’s December 5 Sarasota Herald-Tribune article:  Ask Gary Siesta Key hotel proposal gets earful at first workshop

For workshop information:  Contact Applicant Agent, Robert Medred, Genesis Planning, 941-255-2313

Click above to see workshop application, including list of individuals identified to receive personal notification.

Additional workshop information:

  1. Who will moderate the workshop?  Applicant/Agent is responsible for conducting the workshop
  1. What is the format of the workshop?  “The workshop is to be conducted in a single group format, so that the questions and responses may be heard by all participants and accurately captured by the meeting summary.”
  1. How much time is allotted to a person who wishes to speak?   If people do not have an opportunity to speak at the workshop, will they be able to submit comments or questions?  Workshop is supposed to last until there are no more questions.  Direct your inquiry to the applicant/agent: Robert Medred, Genesis Planning, 941-255-2313, .
  1. Will questions be answered?“  The workshop is to be conducted in a single group format, so that the questions and responses may be heard by all participants and accurately captured by the meeting summary.”
  1. Can input be  provided prior to or following the workshop?  If so, where should comments be submitted?The agent is Robert Medred 941-374-5844
  1. Will people calling in to the workshop be able to ask questions?  Yes, “The purpose of the workshop shall be for the applicant to inform the neighboring residents of the nature of the proposed development, to solicit suggestions and concerns”

Read Herald Tribune article regarding error in advertising Dec. 2 workshop.  Workshop to proceed on December 2, but another will be scheduled.