Fellow North Trail Stakeholders,
Many of you remember the Yacht Club that was proposed in 2007 on Whitaker Bayou behind LaQuinta Hotel on the North Trail. Many of us remember that because it was a well discussed project among all the stakeholders along the Trail, not just the Trail, but in the whole of Sarasota. There was a lot of distrust among the stakeholders at that time. I am happy to report on July 18th the City Commission unanimously approved a new project by Jim Bridges of Jebco Ventures. "The Strand" will be a residential development consisting of 156 two-bedroom units (some with dens) in three buildings with parking underneath. There will be 50 to 55 boat slips available for purchase with a unit and will include commercial development along North Tamiami Trail in two buildings, although tenants have not yet been selected.