Proposed Siesta Promenade project to be focus of CONA’s regular meeting on Nov. 13

Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance representative to provide comprehensive overview of the plans

A Benderson Development Co. graphic submitted to county planning staff in June shows the proposed residential units for Siesta Promenade shaded in yellow, with the commercial space in white. Image courtesy Sarasota County

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) will feature a presentation by Sura Kochman, an organizer of the Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance, regarding the latest plans for the proposed Siesta Promenade project.

Benderson Development Co. submitted an application to Sarasota County in 2016 to build a mixed-use development on the property the company owns at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road. Plans call for condominiums, a hotel and retail space.

“The location is bounded by commercial development on the three other corners and includes the southern access road between the mainland and Siesta Key to the west, and to the east, Clark Road, which leads to Interstate 75,” a CONA news release says. “This already is a major intersection with extensive congestion,” the release adds.

Kochman will present “a comprehensive analysis of the original proposal by the developer that later became stalled by public concerns,” as well as the economic downturn, the release continues. She then will discuss the latest details, assessing them “from the perspective of the neighborhoods,” the release notes. “The entire community will be affected,” the release says, “so we will be following the planning process carefully.”

A question-and-answer session will follow her presentation.

The meetings are held at the Sarasota Garden Club, which is located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota. The club building is at the intersection of North Tamiami Trail, just south of the Municipal Auditorium; the parking lot and entrance may be reached from Van Wezel Way.

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  1. As some of you know this has been a major issue with me. My hope was to stop the development entirely but have been told this is not possible. So in the spirit of “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” I hope a shuttle station will be included to a much scaled down project. I am also in the process of organizing a demonstration at the corner of 41 and Stickney Point. For information please call me at 941-922-3610 or email me at

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