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In this year’s Sarasota County citizen opinion survey, new development was named among Sarasotans’ top concerns. And Siesta Key resident and advocate Lourdes Ramirez put that concern to action when she filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Sarasota County for violating land-use restrictions on the barrier island.
It all stems from a county commission meeting in October, in which commissioners OK'd a 170-room, eight-story hotel project at the intersection of Calle Miramar and Beach Road in Siesta Key Village. The project also includes a three-level, 223-space parking garage, a restaurant, a rooftop pool and a bar. Traffic is proposed to come and go along Calle Miramar. The hotel is one of four proposed hotels for the key, and one of two of the four which have been green-lighted by commissioners thus far. Ramirez focused on addressing this hotel in particular since she lives closer to it.
Source : https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/news-and-profiles/2021/12/siesta-key-resident-legal-action-hotel178