Siesta Key 

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Siesta Key Hotel madness

There are several proposals to change the character and ambiance of Siesta Key including allowing 8 story hotels to be built without restrictions on density.  The proposal to the County's Unified Development Code will allow any hotel in Sarasota County to be rebuilt without density restrictions.  The following are three hotel proposals to date that have been submitted to the County's Planning Department.  So far, no public hearing has been set on any proposal. 

Siesta Key mega-hotel: 1260 and 1266 Old Stickney Point Road

This 8 story high hotel proposed near Stickney Point Road has already received variances that reduced setback requirements to only 2 feet from the sidewalk.  

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Siesta Key mega-hotel: 221 Beach Road

This proposed hotel is for the old UPS store site.  The property has only 1 acre yet the developers is proposing to add an 8 story 170 unit hotel on this small parcel

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Siesta Key mega-hotel: 5311 Ocean Blvd and 215 Calle Miramar

This mega-hotel is being proposed for the former Best Western site.  The property owner is proposing to tear down his two hotel and replace it with large hotels that contain at least 170 units per acre.  The property owner is asking any old hotel in Sarasota County be allowed to be rebuilt without density restrictions.

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Sign our Petition to stop the mega Hotels madness!

  • NO to increase density on Siesta Key

  • NO to increase intensity on Siesta Key

  • Protect the character of Siesta Key

  • Do not add more traffic, noise and crime

  • No reduction on setbacks