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Oct 13

October Meeting Minutes

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Thanks to all who joined us for our October meeting!

Please see the attached meeting minutes here

Jul 05

North Trail's USFSM Opening New Campus Cafe

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , North Trail

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college’s campus.

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college’s campus. The new eatery, still unnamed, will replace the previous café, which closed this spring. The new in-house operation will rely on chefs employed directly by the campus and student interns, offering made-to-order entrées, soups, salads and sandwiches. The café is scheduled to open when the fall semester starts, on Monday, Aug. 21.

Original article published July 5th by 941CEO.
Jun 30

Benderson Plans North Trail Starbucks

Posted by ntadmin in Starbucks , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail , Benderson

Benderson Development filed plans with the city earlier this month for a Starbucks at 2455 North Tamiami Trail, giving a jolt to an area where business owners and residents are clamoring for redevelopment.

On June 6, Benderson filed an application for a traffic study for the proposed business. A building permit application filed with the city in May lists the project as a Starbucks. The documents say the coffee shop would be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with 60 seats and up to seven employees working at any one time.

The property, just south of Dr. Martin Luther King Way on the North Trail, is .56 acres. The plans call for two access points, one along U.S. 41 and one on 25th Street. The proposed building is 2,200 square feet. The business will have 28 parking spaces and a drive-thru lane.

Jun 20

North Trail's Own SPD Receives Award

Posted by ntadmin in SPD , Sgt Armstrong , North Tamiami Trail

June 19, 2017, Sergeant Robert Armstrong received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan.  Sgt. Armstrong was chosen for his leadership, dedication and hard work with the Sarasota Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and prostitution diversion program, Turn Your Life Around (TYLA) from September 2015 until March 2017.

Sergeant Armstrong traveled throughout the state of Florida to train other police departments and non-profit organizations specializing in human trafficking in TYLA.  He worked to partner with Selah Freedom to provide four-hour training to all new Sarasota Police officers.  Sgt. Armstrong reached out to every hotel in the City of Sarasota with education material on how to recognize human trafficking and the role the service industry plays.

In 2015, Sgt. Armstrong also received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan for his actions and leadership during the investigation of two high profile cases: SRQ Cartel I & SRQ Cartel II.

“Sergeant Armstrong’s dedication to the problem of human trafficking illustrates his exception achievement to the cause of human rights,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino.  “The Sarasota Police Department is dedicated to training our officers, the community and service provides along with our TYLA partners in changing the perception of prostitution from being considering the ‘World’s Oldest Profession’ to the ‘World’s Oldest Abuse Story,” said Chief DiPino.
Jun 09

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership , North Trail

Thanks to those of you who could join us on Thursday, June 8th!

Meeting  Minutes:  


May 27

North Trail's The Ringling Installs Year-Long Exhibit

Posted by in The Ringling , Ringling Museum


Photo by Phil Lederer

May 26

North Trail's Ringling College Expanding

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College of Art and Design , Ringling College , North Trail

Notice of Public Hearing Application No. 17-SP-10

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency of the City of Sarasota, Florida will meet on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First Street.    Starting at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency will open the scheduled Public Hearings in the order they appear on the Agenda.   The following application will be considered at the above scheduled meeting:


May 25

May North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Meeting Minutes of May 11th, 2017


May 24

Don't Miss the North Trail's Museum of Art & Whimsy

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Museum of Art & Whimsy

New Entrance


May 09

NTRP Meeting May 11th at 12:00 Noon!

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Tamiami Trail

Reminder that the next meeting of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th, 12:00 noon at the Center for Arts & Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail).    Please RSVP to Teresa Wyer at   For more information, please contact us at (941) 954-1111.

See the minutes from last month's meeting below!