What is all the new construction?

It is impossible to not notice the construction boom in and around downtown Sarasota lately, whether it’s hearing the beep-beep-beeping of backing up construction vehicles or watching the cranes lift support beams into place, new buildings are going up everywhere. The downtown area is playing catch-up on demand in several areas:

  • additional condominium residences

  • hotel space

  • apartment residences

Let’s take a look at what’s rising up around downtown in these various areas.

Condo Developments

 Master bedroom rendering for DeMarcay, which will boast an incredible view.

Master bedroom rendering for DeMarcay, which will boast an incredible view.

Central Downtown

DeMarcay - 33 S. Palm Ave. 39 condos + retail space

7OneOne Palm - 711 S. Palm Ave. 16 condos

The Mark - 1400 State St. 157 condos + retail & office space

Rosemary District

Zahrada - 1542 4th St. 6 3-story townhomes + retail space

TBA - 1469 5th St 7 condos

 A rendering of Vanguard Lofts, which is almost complete in the Rosemary District.

A rendering of Vanguard Lofts, which is almost complete in the Rosemary District.

BLVD - 500-540 N. Tamiami Tr. 51 condos + retail & restaurant space

Vanguard Lofts - 1343 4th St 6 townhomes

Risdon on 5th - 1350 5th St 22 condos

Courtyard at Citrus - 505-555 N. Orange Ave (Phase II) 28 condos + commericial space

Downtown Waterfront

The Ritz Carlton Residences - located at old Quay site 73 condos + retail, office, & restaurant space

The Pearl - 609 Golden Gate Point 8 condos

688 - 688 Golden Gate Point 8 condos

Apartment Buildings

BOLD Lofts - 1697 2nd St. 97 residences + office space

 Renderings of The DeSota, which is presently under construction on Second Street.

Renderings of The DeSota, which is presently under construction on Second Street.

The DeSota - 1401-1445 2nd St. 180 apartments + commercial space

CitySide - 850 Cocoanut Ave. (Phase II) 235 apartments + commercial space

Elan Rosemary Apartments - 710 N. Lemon Ave. 286 apartments

Arcos Apartments - 1401 Fruitville Rd. 228 apartments + retail space

Hotels

TBA by Choice Hotels - 1351-1365 Fruitville Rd. 118 rooms

Embassy Suites - 202 N. Tamiami Tr. 180 rooms

Sarasota Modern Hotel - 1242 Blvd of the Arts 81 rooms

With all this new development, the landscape of Sarasota is certainly changing. Apartments will bring a new demographic to downtown; hotels will make downtown a vacation destination instead of just the keys (or, let’s face it, annual residents’ guest rooms!); the additional condo space will meet a seemingly unending demand for access to our beautiful town. Here’s to the future of Sarasota!