Sarasota’s city commissioners do some venting

City commissioners talked over their frustrations with various Sarasota problems on Tuesday at an unusual informal meeting. Among those problems were a Downtown Sarasota Community Redevelopment Agency that is soon to expire, a series of projects that have proven difficult to manage and the city’s lack of affordable housing. Recently appointed commissioner Stan Zimmerman had…

Mount Dora worried about tall buildings

MOUNT DORA—Potential changes to the city’s comprehensive plan and land development code that would allow for taller buildings in part of the city have some concerned that tall structures could eventually invade downtown and spoil its quaint character. The changes would allow for up to 65-foot structures in the city’s C3 zoning, the highway commercial…

Incentive grants target new businesses

TARPON SPRINGS – With two new incentive grants, the Tarpon Springs City Commission is looking to attract new businesses and beautify the ones already in town. The first, the CRA Restaurant Recruitment Grant, will help fund the repurposing of businesses into restaurants within the Community Redevelopment Area, which encompasses most of the buildings from Meres…