Office of Economic Development

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1782 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Sarasota, FL 34234

The Office of Economic Development promotes Citywide economic development through projects and initiatives, including those related to the Newtown Community Redevelopment Area, the St. Armand's Business Improvement District, the Downtown Business Improvement District, and the commercial districts of the City including Southside Village, the North Trail Cultural District, and greater Downtown including Burns Square, Rosemary, Towles Court, Fruitville Corridor, and the Payne Park-Government district. 
  ST. ARMAND'S BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT   DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT   NEWTOWN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA  

 

Quarterly Newsletters from the Newtown CRA and Office of Economic Development

DEVELOPMENT REPORTING
 

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS
 PUBLIC/PRIVATE PROJECTS   PLACEMAKING and CONNECTIVITY
Marian Anderson Place redevelopment
  Fruitville Road Redesign
St. Armand's Circle Public Restrooms
  N. Palm Avenue Improvements
Newtown Banking Facility   2nd and 4th Street Bikeways 
Land Assemblage   Fredd Atkins Park
Janie's Garden Commercial Spaces FOR LEASE   Main Street Improvements

  Lemon Avenue Improvements
     
INCENTIVES and INVESTMENTS    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Newtown Business Assistance Grant Program   CEO (Community Entrepreneur Opportunity) 
Opportunity Zones    Newtown Technical Skills Initiative
Miss Susie's Newtown Neighborhood Kitchen   Newtown Vocational Facility (in development)
EDAVTE (Econ. Dev. Ad Valorem Tax Exemption)
  HERT: Housing as an Economic Redevelopment Tool
HUB Zone and Enterprise Zone   Newtown Business Org/Marketing (in development)
     
 SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL   PLANNING FOR ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY 
Title Repair Program "No Place Like Home"   Newtown Community Redevelopment Plans
Historic Newtown: Projects, Programs, & Possibilities   North Tamiami Trail
Newtown Historic Property Renovation Program   Downtown Master Plan 2020
Cultural Special Event Grant Program (NEW!)  

 

 CONTACT OUR TEAM
Steven Stancel General Manager Steven.Stancel@SarasotaFL.gov 941-263-6286
Onya Bates Redevelopment Manager Onya.Bates@SarasotaFL.gov 941-263-6281 
Susan Dodd Redevelopment Manager Susan.Dodd@SarasotaFL.gov 941-263-6282
Rowena Elliott  Redevelopment Specialist Rowena.Elliott@SarasotaFL.gov 941-263-6284
John Moran Operations Manager, D.I.D.  John.Moran@SarasotaFL.gov 941-724-5578
Brandy Wiesner  Operations Manager, B.I.D.  Brandy.Wiesner@SarasotaFL.gov 941-266-7599
 Jackie Giovannone Administrative Specialist    Jaclyn.Giovannone@SarasotaFL.gov  941-263-6285 



 

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