Sarasota city manager says that is necessary to allow infrastructure to be put in place for Hotel Curio
As of Monday, May 9, Cocoanut Avenue in downtown Sarasota between First Street and Palm Avenue is scheduled to be closed for approximately six weeks, City Manager Tom Barwin has announced, to allow what Barwin called “critical infrastructure, including force mains and stormwater lines,” to be installed underground in conjunction with the building of Hotel Curio, adjacent to the Palm Avenue garage.
Both northbound and southbound lanes of Cocoanut will be temporarily closed for the project, Barwin reported in his weekly newsletter, issued on May 6. However, he pointed out, the northbound lane will remain open on May 9 to help accommodate traffic flow while a crew hired by the developer of The Jewel condominium complex mills and resurfaces a portion of Gulfstream Avenue.
A boutique establishment slated to have 160 rooms, Hotel Curio is the third hotel under construction in the downtown core, Barwin added. The new Aloft at the intersection of Palm Avenue and Ringling Boulevard opened in February.
As Sarasota continues to draw visitors from around the world, “Visit Sarasota County foresees these additional hotel rooms will help ease the need for accommodations for tourists and business meetings,” Barwin wrote.