Siesta Key residents want commissioners to be vigilant on hotels
Siesta Key (SNN TV) - Siesta residents are none too happy that someone tried to sneak one(or three) past them.
According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Siesta Key Coalition, made up of HOAs, condo commissions and residents on Siesta Key, is calling on County officials to slow their roll in looking into the short-, and long-term effects of proposed hotels on the Key before they decide to move forward with any, or all, of the projects. The article states that two of the hotel developers asked that Sarasota County open a revision(an unscheduled revision) of the county’s long-range growth map. This would allow the three hotel proposals to bypass "certain protective policies" approved by the County Commission on Jan. 26.
The three new hotel projects in the works for Siesta Key include: Mike Holderness’ plan to expand his Siesta Key Resort on Ocean Boulevard from 55 to 170 rooms; Robert Anderson’s plan for a second Village hotel with 170-rooms; and Gary Kompothecras’ plan build a seven-story, 120-room hotel at Siesta Key’s south entry on Old Stickney Point and Peacock Roads.
You can read the entire article here: https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/sarasota/2021/01/11/residents-slam-effort-fast-track-large-siesta-key-hotel-proposals/6623944002/