County staff provides log-in details for Dec. 15 Neighborhood Workshop on proposed 120-room hotel and five-story parking garage on south Siesta Key

Event set for 6 p.m. that evening

A graphic shows the planned locations of the parking garage and hotel. Image courtesy Genesis Planning & Development

The second Neighborhood Workshop that Sarasota County staff has required about the proposal for a hotel on Old Stickney Point Road and a parking garage on Stickney Point Road will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, county staff formally has announced.

It is scheduled to end at 7, just as the Dec. 2 workshop; however, so many people wished to ask questions or offer comments during that first event, it did not conclude until 8 p.m.

The following link has been provided for those who wish to participate in the Dec. 15 workshop:

As with the first Neighborhood Workshop, which was conducted on Dec. 2, attorney Charles D. Bailey III of the Williams Parker firm in Sarasota and Robert Medred of Genesis Planning & Development in Bradenton will present information about the plans. The developer is Gary Kompothecras, the Siesta Key resident known for his 1-800-ASK-GARY medical and referral service.

The 120-room, seven-story hotel would be located at the intersection of Old Stickney Point Road and Peacock Road. The garage, which would stand about 54 feet above base flood elevation, would have ingress and egress from both Stickney Point Road and Old Stickney Point Road, Medred explained during the Dec. 2 Neighborhood Workshop.

The proposal also calls for an amendment to county zoning regulations for Siesta Key, which would double the density for transient accommodations — essentially, hotels — in what Kompothecras refers to as the “South Bridge Area.” That is the portion of the barrier island south of the Stickney Point Road drawbridge.

To view project details that have been submitted to county staff, visit the following link:

Old Stickney Point Hotel (Siesta Key Hotel) and Parking Garage_2nd Workshop_12.15.2020.

All owners of property within a 750-foot radius of the parcels proposed for the hotel and parking garage should have received a postcard with the meeting details as well, as required by county regulations.