Media Coverage

Siesta Observer 5/3/19   Siesta Key leaders optimistic over judge’s order, plus issues with new permit application




Newsleader 5/3/19  Site clearing application becomes earth-moving application

Newsleader, 5.3.19, Earthmoving permit application recommended for representative of Benderson Devel 1



Newsleader 4/26/19  Judge orders Sarasota County to “show cause.”

Newsleader, 4.26.19, Judge in Siesta Promenade case orders Sarasota County to ‘show cause’ as to why



NewsLeader 1/18/19  Lawsuit filed to halt Siesta Promenade

lawsuit filed to halt siesta promenade

Siesta Observer 1/17/19 Battle to halt development of Siesta Promenade

Herald Tribune 1/16/19  Lawsuit filed


NewsLeader 12/14/18  Siesta Promenade wins approval 

Siesta Promenade wins approval as designed

Herald Tribune 12/13/18  Approval of Siesta Promenade

Siesta Observer 12/12/18   Commission approves Siesta Promenade

 Herald Tribune 12/9/18  2 guest columns:

Bendersonville cartoon


SRQ Daily 12/8/18 Response to former Commission Caraguilo’s article regarding living in a “nice place” causes traffic and issues that one has to deal with.

Herald Tribune 11/26/18   County Commission scheduled to hear the application and developer vs opposition comments

Newsleader 11/22/18  Traffic mitigation includes flaws

Traffic mitigation includes flaws, Siesta Promenade_s

Newsleader 11/22/18  Planning Commission recommends CAP approval, 5-2

Planning Commission recommends approval of Siesta Promenade 11_22_18

Newsleader 11/9/18  Attorney requests continuance, canned responses on Benderson website, demonstration planned and Planning Commission hearing info

Attorney calls for county staff to continue upcoming public hearings on proposal 11_9_18

Siesta Observer 11/8/18  Attorney requests continuance, demonstration planned, and Planning Commission hearing on 11/15 5pm


Newsleader 11/2/18  Attorney warns County regarding due process violation.

Attorney raises due process issue with Sarasota County 11_2_18


Siesta Sand November 2018 – Attorney warns that Sarasota County that procedures are not being followed.

Attorney warns _county staff not following procedures 11_2018

Newsleader 10/18/18

Siesta Promenade , 8,379 more vehicle trips per day

ABC Action News, Tampa 10/16/18

Siesta Observer 10/4/18

Siesta Promenade Moves Toward Hearing

Sarasota News Leader 10/5/18

Attorney warns that county staff has not followed county procedures

Benderson Development creates website and Facebook page in effort to encourage public support for Siesta Promenade proposal

SNN 10/2/18

Neighbors oppose proposed ‘Siesta Promenade’

Siesta Sand 9/27/18

Traffic remains primary focal point for public anger directed at Siesta Promenade proposal

Sarasota News Leader 8/9/18

Siesta Promenade opponents arguing that one public hearing on four facets of application would not allow sufficient time for speakers to address concerns

Siesta Observer 8/9/18  (Note: The reporter almost has it all correct. It is 414 apts, not 501, and Sura Kochman represents the interests of the Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance – there is no president.)

Siesta Promenade plans under review

The Herald Tribune 8/2/16

Astonishing jump in crashes near proposed Siesta Promenade