Sarasota City Economic Development

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 

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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

 CONTACT OUR TEAM
Steven StancelGeneral ManagerSteven.Stancel@SarasotaFL.gov941-316-8412
Onya BatesRedevelopment ManagerOnya.Bates@SarasotaFL.gov941-926-6149 
Susan DoddRedevelopment ManagerSusan.Dodd@SarasotaFL.gov941-926-6134
Rowena Elliott Redevelopment SpecialistRowena.Elliott@SarasotaFL.gov941-926-6003
John MoranOperations Manager, D.I.D. John.Moran@SarasotaFL.gov941-724-5578
Brandy Wiesner Operations Manager, B.I.D. Brandy.Wiesner@SarasotaFL.gov941-266-7599
 Jackie GiovannoneAdministrative Specialist   Jaclyn.Giovannone@SarasotaFL.gov 941-365-2200