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TALE OF TWO SHOPPING CENTERS Benderson Development reveals Blank Spaces By Maggie Menderski Depot is gone, but Publix is still there — so why modified plans for Siesta Promenade |Office is so much of The Landings vacant? |First phase of construction could begin in fall 2016 on vacant lot at the NW corner of Stickney Point Road and U.S. 41 By Roger Drouin

Benderson Development has modified its plans for vacant land that was once a mobile home park at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road. The development company is taking the first steps to gain county approval for the latest version of its plans for Siesta Promenade — a mixed-use center that would transform the busy intersection — and hopes to break ground by as early as fall, 2016 on the retail and hotel component of the project, Todd Mathes, director of development at Benderson told The Eagle. The project requires Planning Commission and County Commission approval before construction could begin on the 24-acre site, and Benderson last month was in the process of filing the newest plans with the county’s land development services. In large part to meet the concerns of nearby residents, Benderson Development recently modified its plans for the center, first presented in 2014. Under the new plans, the lifestyle center would include 140,000 square feet of retail space and a 150-room hotel. A residential component of 600

units would be comprised of luxury rental apartments and condominiums on approximately 12 acres of the site. Benderson has decreased the total proposed commercial development by more than 100,000 square feet, said Mathes, who is the project manager for the Siesta Promenade project. The initial plans for the lifestyle center had 250,000 square feet of retail space. “We’ve spent a lot of time on this,” Mathes told The Eagle. “We are very confident that it works, and we think it is the right compromise for the neighborhood.” Siesta Promenade would group relatively small retail buildings lined around the edges of the front half of the property. The largest retail space would be filled by an upscale grocery store, Mathes said. Some examples of a possible grocer include The Fresh Market or Sprouts Farmers Market. Shoppers would park in the middle and walk to restaurants, bars and shops. The back portion of the property would have the hotel, and the residential units in four different buildings, the most recent plans show. Continued on page 25

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: As we head into the summer months, The Eagle will continue to report news and include articles about your community. However, with the generous support of our loyal Landings advertisers, we are able to include news and articles from your neighbors on Siesta Key. We hope you enjoy the additional articles about people, places and events outside the The Landings’ gates. Once Season begins, we will resume bringing you more Landings specific content.

Many who live in The Landings residential community are troubled by the vacancies in the plaza that serves as something of a gateway to their neighborhood. When Bill Whitman moved to The Landings, a bustling shopping center was the first thing that greeted homeowners to his residential community. Now, it’s plagued with blank spaces. The retail shifts started about six years ago with tenant turnover at The Landings Shopping Center. Then steadily, the trickle of newcomers slowed and more storefronts went dark. Since the end of the Great Recession, commercial space has slowly recovered in Southwest Florida following — albeit more slowly— the resurgence of residential real estate. In that time, the region has seen the arrival of a new $315 million high-end mall and the arrival of dozens of new retail and restaurant players. But The Landings remains an odd laggard amid that growth, a prominent player on a high-traffic regional thoroughfare that just hasn’t

found its footing. More than a dozen of the roughly 30 retail spaces owned by Delawarebased Landings of Sarasota Florida LLC remain vacant, and that company’s portion of the shopping center is in the foreclosure process, according to documents filed in late December with the Sarasota County Clerk of the Court. The owner failed to make a payment in August on a 2005 loan from New York’s Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc., and the lender is suing the company for more than $17 million, according to the documents. Calls to Schostak Brothers & Co., a Michigan- based firm that manages the property, seeking comment for this story were not returned. The fumbling plaza has puzzled Whitman for years. Continued on page 22


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LMA Meeting Notes LMA Pres. Larry Lawrence opened the meeting by reporting vice president Neil Goldman will be chairing the June meeting. Lawrence will be attending his granddaughter’s high school graduation. There is no meeting in July.

BOARD RETREAT

Topics at the recent LMA Board retreat included teambuilding, a review and discussion of board member roles and responsibilities, and determining what is working and what needs to be improved. The future development along the U.S. 41 Corridor from Bee Ridge to Stickney Point, including the Landings Shopping Center, was discussed thoroughly. The results are being forwarded to appropriate committees. The committees were tasked to send recommendations to the Future Planning Committee by the end of June. Results of the retreat will also be helpful when the 2017 budget is proposed beginning in August.

INTERSECTION CONGESTION

efforts in making The Landings a finer place to live. Over the past year and a half, Irwin Starr’s nine-part series on the history of The Landings was fantastic. Longtime residents as well as newcomers got a full description of the development of the various communities from start to finish. Lenora Jost arranged and conducted another year of grand performances of the Landoliers. Bridget Frymier and Selma Savren had their maiden voyage as co-chairs of the Landings Learning Group. The tradition of wonderful performances was continued spectacularly. To provide a more apt descriptor, Ralph Ricapito and Irv Kushner changed the name of The Landings Roundtable to The Landings Free College. The product was a series of presentations which resulted in a vast improvement in the knowledge of our great community. All of these individuals and their supporting cast deserve a wonderful commendation.

LMA EMERGENCY PLAN

Neil Goldman, Dick Bayles, and Larry Lawrence are working on an update of the LMA Emergency Plan to be distributed in June.

Lawrence commented that the changes/improvements to the intersection of U.S.41 and Kestral Parkway seem to be lessening the congestion. FINANCE REPORT He went on to thank David Jacaruso, Don McMurray and Chairman, Dick Bayles the contractor for their work. reported on a few financial The intersection will continue adjustments and announced to be monitored. the committee forecasts a $9078. surplus by the end of the year. COMMENDATIONS 1. The grounds contract was over budgeted and adjusted. Lawrence commended 2. The main gate security several people for their terrific

By Trebor Britt services contract reflected an annual increase of $10,200. 3. The six-month speed radar project was not budgeted. 4. Unexpected fountain repairs have led to an increase in the forecasted annual variance for the lakes budget to $5000. 5. Wall painting and maintenance expenses were less than the projected budget leaving a surplus of $2102.

BOARD ORIENTATION SESSION

During a 17 minute insightful presentation, Atlas Insurance agent, Dave McMahon brought the Board up to date on all LMA insurance coverages. He began by explaining the General Liability Policy which covers all the roads, gatehouse, retention ponds, vacant land and the gazebo. McMahon went on to thoroughly review and discuss other LMA insurance issues and safeguards with Board members.

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Committee chair, David Jacaruso began his report by stating the improvements and additions at the Kestral Parkway North/ U.S.41 intersection have all been completed and a noticeable traffic flow improvement has been noted by many residents. Interior road striping and reflector replacements have been placed on hold until road paving is accomplished. Decorative stones have been added to the South Gate landscaping to prevent drivers from bypassing the gate arm and to protect sprinkler damages.

New thermoplastic striping for the main gate area has been added to the old pattern from U.S. 41 to the main gate. Lastly, Jacaruso advised that the sign replacement program is continuing throughout The Landings.

ROAD REPAVING

Dave McMahon of Atlas Roads chair, Don McMurray Insurance, discussed the LMA and Kurt Jensen of the Jensen Insurance policy. Group made a thorough presentation to the LMA Board regarding the road repaving project. McMurray did an overview and Jensen provided a technical update and answered questions from the floor. McMurray informed the Board repaving Kestral Park Circle, Heron Way, and all the Treehouse roads is expected to begin in mid-June. Their hope is to complete the project by early September if not before Kurt Jensen of JAG Engineering, September. The expected cost who discussed road repaving of this portion of repaving in detail. is $200,000 and currently, there is $316,000 in the reserve greatest concerns were parking, budget for the project. When the start date, and the expected the roads committee met with completion date. associational presidents their Continued on page 18

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Rules of the Road Following is the information that will be presented to all trucks entering The Landing The Landings is seeing an increase in damage to lawns and curbs by commercial vehicles and we want to be sure that all contractors entering the community understand its “rules of the road.” All contractors must comply with the following traffic and safety rules in order to work in The Landings. Failure to comply may cause the contractor to be suspended from working in The Landings.

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2. Drivers must obey posted speed limits at all times. Maximum speed limit in The Landings is 20 MPH except where a lower limit is posted. 3. Drivers must avoid the use of all mobile communication

devices while driving in The Landings including texting. Hand held devices are prohibited while driving, while hands free devices are allowed. 4. Drivers must use spotters when backing into limited visibility, constricted, or congested areas. 5. All drivers must carry a valid driver’s license based on the class of vehicle and possess a valued DOT Certificate, if applicable.

Equipment

1. All vehicles, trailers and other wheeled equipment must be properly licensed and insured. 2. All trucks, trailers and all other equipment must remain on the pavement and off the grass at all times. While parked, traffic caution cones must be placed in the front and rear of all vehicles, trailers and other heavy equipment on the roadway.

6. Yield right-of-way and come to a complete stop where pedestrians and cyclists are attempting or waiting to cross the road.

3. All lights and turn signals on vehicles and trailers must be fully functional and visible at all times. All vehicles in excess of two tons must be equipped with a functioning backup alarm.

7. No passengers are allowed to ride in the back of trucks or trailers.

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President’s Column Ah ha, as we often say in The Landings, “we live in paradise” and the six weeks prior to writing this column have reached a pinnacle. The weather has been nothing short of spectacular low humidity, temperatures in the low 80’s, cool in the mornings and evenings, sweet breezes and perfectly blue skies. We’ve been able to spontaneously go to our favorite restaurants without a wait, drive Hwy. 41 with little or no traffic, pull right into a parking space at arguably the finest beach in the country and perhaps beyond. Let’s continue to celebrate these events as the thermometer rapidly soars probably as you read this!

BOARD RETREAT MAY 30

At the board retreat, the emphasis was on what the board could do better on the priority areas of the Future Plan. These areas included: encourage active community involvement; effective management of the environment, common areas and roads; board interactions (internal and external); safety and security; committee responsibilities; the neighborhood beyond our gates; and enforcement of covenants. The ideas/recommendations were summarized and sent to the appropriate committees for them to evaluate, prioritize and propose for inclusion into the Future Plan. However, an area that got a lot of attention was the Landings Shopping Center, the fact that it is in foreclosure and the future development of the corridor from Bee Ridge to Stickney Point Road. Republished from the Herald Tribune is a related article on the Shopping Center. As a result, a work group consisting of Jack Jost, Mike Knupp, Larry Lawrence and Henry Rhodes was formed. On May 13 this group met with Tom Polk, Director; Allen Parsons and Tate Taylor of the County’s Planning and Development Services. The objectives for the

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meeting were: learn what the comprehensive plan is for the Bee Ridge to Stickney Point corridor, determine if there are proposed changes for the area, glean if the County is advocating modifications, assess if the County has preferred development for the Landings Shopping Center Parcel and if under new ownership the entrance/egress roads could be modified. Following are the takeaway points from that meeting: • The Hwy. 41 corridor in this area is zoned commercial general (CG) and it is unlikely for that to change. This includes retail stores; shopping centers; office buildings and yes, selfstorage; auto dealerships; etc. A chart was obtained showing “permitted use” for the area as well as the types of use which would require a zoning change. • It was noted that the corridor and the Shopping Center specifically are expensive real estate. As such, low revenue/ sq.ft. ventures are not a realistic option for the Shopping Center; i.e. “affordable housing” communities or warehouses are not economically feasible. • The redevelopment of the shopping center may involve the reconfiguration of the entrance/exit roads. Publix, Wells Fargo, etc. have easements on these roads which could require modification. This may have both positives and negatives for The Landings. • The County officials did mention that the proposed Benderson development (now being called Siesta Promenade) at Stickney Point is a mixed-use proposal (retail shops, hotel, offices, and apartments) and as such will have to go through the public hearing zoning process. There was an extensive article on this on the front page of the May 18 Herald Tribune. • Other than the Benderson development, currently, there are no other rezoning applications. • The first step in rezoning is a requirement for the applicant to have a workshop with the community and that the County

planning staff attend and are to work with the community. • The Comprehensive Plan is to be updated in September and following that there will be a Land Development update. LMA will need to determine if these efforts will have implications for The Landings and the surrounding area. In summary, although there are not imminent planning and zoning issues that require immediate action, we must remain vigilant and be prepared to be engaged if circumstances warrant.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

As one person commented, there appears to be an “epidemic” of Property Damage in recent months. Over time, there have been a number of steps taken to address these issues: reducing speed limits, installing barriers, having reflectors on roads, etc. Some have met with a degree of success. The fact remains that given the designs of the islands and cul-de-sacs coupled with the fact that the trucks and trailers have gotten bigger plus heavier, we are not able to eliminate the problem, but we are committed to finding ways to minimize it. Recently we have identified three new programs which hopefully will be helpful: • Rules of the Road: periodically and for several weeks each time, a document specifying Rules of the Road in The Landings (see page 4) will be distributed to the trucks entering The Landings. • Common Carriers: the safety departments of the common carriers (UPS, etc.) are being contacted to advise them of the problem and ask for their cooperation. Some have indicated these organizations are generally quite safety conscious and so hopefully will be responsive. • Extra Long Vehicles: the owners (primarily landscapers) will be requested to use extreme care otherwise we will have to impose length restrictions, as we do with moving vans.

You too can assist by informing your landscapers/ contractors of our problem and ask for their cooperation. Thanks for your assistance and together hopefully we can be successful.

MISCELLANEOUS

The sign stating “Residents Entrance Only” at the south gate has been relocated to a position so trucks can see it before making the turn to the south gate entrance. Maybe this will alleviate trucks getting “stuck” at the gate. The LMA Board is to consider the road paving bids at its June 2 meeting. Paving is expected to begin several week thereafter. If

you have questions/concerns please contact your association president. The presidents are in communication with Don McMurray/Eric Greenstein, the Roads Co- Chairs. Following this process can make addressing the issues more efficient rather than everyone trying to communicate with Don or Eric directly. The long awaited installation of LED lights on several lakes should be completed by the end of May: Bayview (lake 6), Starling (lake-7) and Pintail (lake-8). Since many will be away for some time during the summer, the first Tuesday Town Hall Forums with the president will be suspended until October. Of course, you can always track me down. My numbers and email address are in the Greenbook and I will happily respond. Enjoy the relaxed pace during our summer months. Cheers Larry

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Kids’ Corner

By Heidi Bodor

Grace Dickinson - 14, Freshman at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School • Do you have any brothers or sisters? I have two brothers, 19, 17, and one sister, 13. • Do you have any pets? We have two dogs—a Golden Doodle, Largo and a Yorkiepoo, Boulder; and a cat named Minnie Mouse. • What is the story behind their names? The dogs are named after places we like to go. We like going to Key Largo for snorkeling and Boulder, CO for hiking. The cat is named that because my brothers were little when they named her. • How long have you been in The Landings? About 10 years • What do you like most about The Landings? I feel like it’s a safe environment and it’s pretty. • What is your favorite subject in school? World History • Which language are you studying? Spanish since Kindergarten • Do you do any volunteer work? Yes, I’m involved in the St. Vincent de Paul Society which helps the needy by setting up donation drives, car washes, walks, etc.

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• What is your favorite book? Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. It’s an interesting story about a father that shoots birds. • What is your favorite food? Pepperoni Pizza • What is your favorite sport? Volleyball • What is your favorite color? Blue • What is your favorite song? Fight Song by Rachel Platten • What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any? I play volleyball about 2 hours every day and I train at CrossFit five days a week after school where I take classes and have a personal trainer that helps me work on specific things for volleyball. When I’m not playing volleyball or doing CrossFit, I like to just hang out. • Do you play any board games? I like the Game of Life. • What do you want to be

when you grow up? A professional volleyball player Heidi Bodor • Tell me about a recent fun trip you’ve taken. We took a family trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas a couple years ago. We took a ferry to Nassau and shopped and snorkeled and went to the waterpark in Atlantis. • One word to describe you would be? Funny. • If you could pick one place in the world to visit, where would you go? To the Maldives to go snorkeling because it’s supposed to be really nice and pretty. • What bad thing in the world would you get rid of and how would you do it? Hunger - by making a bigger supply of food. • What is your 5 year goal? To be in college – maybe at Chapel Hill.

Grace Dickinson • If you could be any animal, what would you be? A flamingo because they can fly and they live in a good environment. • What are your summer plans? There will be a lot of volleyball practices and a CrossFit Competition in Daytona Beach, where individuals do 7 workouts in 3 days. We will also be visiting family in Pittsburgh. • Are you looking forward to school being out for the summer? Yes!

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LMA Survey Results In February of this year, the LMA sent each residence a survey requesting the family’s makeup, employment status and interests. This article is a summary of what we learned. Of the 700 residences in The Landings, 319 responded to the survey, for an excellent response rate of 45.6%. While there were slight deviations from this rate by component associations, especially with the smaller ones, the return rate didn’t vary significantly for the larger associations. Further analysis didn’t show a significant response rate variance by age of the owners. So, while not “statistically valid,” we feel that the survey fairly represents the overall nature of our community. At least one resident works full time in 24% of our homes and 8% part time. The balance (68%) are retired. The percentage of full-time residents ranges from a low of 18% for Eagles Point II to a high of 86% for homeowners with an average of 56% for The Landings as a whole. Average years in residence ranges from a low of 6.9 years for Landings South II to a high of 19 years for the Villas at Eagles Point. [Note that this is the years in residence of the owner, although not necessarily always at the same Landings address.]

These are the interests of at least 20% of our residents:

• Walking ................................................................. 79% • Fitness .................................................................... 52%

By Michael Knupp, Chair - Forward Planning Committee

• Swimming ............................................................. 50% • Biking..................................................................... 49% • Tennis .................................................................... 40% • Gardening ............................................................. 34% • Yoga ....................................................................... 26% • Boating .................................................................. 21%

24% are dog owners vs. 7% cat owners and nearly onethird volunteer at one or more non-profit organizations (not including Landings associations). We plan to repeat the survey annually to monitor the changes in our makeup, and the results will play an important part in planning The Landings’ future.

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Around The Landings PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK presents 500BC AT PHILLIPPI - a wonderful opportunity for you, your friends and family to experience an archaeological event on SATURDAY, JUNE 25 from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Edson Keith Mansion. Come to the Edson Keith Mansion to learn about what happened 2500 years ago on the property. At this FREE event, there will be archaeologists and experts to talk with you about the artifacts that you are

actually handling. This is a great opportunity to touch artifacts used by the Manasota Indians who had an encampment on the shores of Phillippi Creek from 500BC to 800AD. Also, behind the Mansion there will be demonstrations of atlatls. What’s an atlatl? It’s a throwing weapon used to kill mastodons and wooly mammoths. Atlatls were used before bow and arrows were invented. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn

about the first inhabitants of the property and to talk with the experts. Phillippi Estate Park is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. There are shoreline trails for walking, photographing, bird watching and relaxing in a natural area park. There are three fishing piers and a kayak launch as well as a playground and Gazebo for picnicking. ENJOY NATURE!

LHA Meeting Notes At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board approved replacement roof tile for a residence on Peregrine Point Way and replacement plantings for property on Peregrine Point Circle N. A plan for an addition on Peregrine Point Circle West were given conceptual approval subject to approval upon review of final architectural plans. The board

also approved the replacement of a tree on Landings Court and the removal of two dead trees on Flicker Field Circle. Letters will be sent to owners on Pine Harrier Drive and Flicker Field Circle reminding them of our governing documents’ requirement for board approval of all exterior changes to the property. Several owners will be contacted by a

board member reminding them of the requirement that all refuse to be collected by the County may not be placed at the front of the property before 6:00 p.m. the day preceding the scheduled collection. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on June 7, 2016 at the Landings Racquet Club at 7:00 p.m.

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Neighborhood Watch |The Landings is One of Sarasota’s Hottest Neighborhoods Developed in the ’80s and ’90s, The Landings has both single-family homes and condos of every kind. A central mainland location near the Intracoastal Waterway, well-kept, mature landscaping, a wide variety of upscale housing stock and a deep sense of community make The Landings one of Sarasota’s hottest established neighborhoods. Developed in the 1980s and ’90s, it has both single-family homes and condominiums of every variety, from single-story villas (Carriage Houses) to two-story Treehouses and mid-rise condos in Eagle’s Point; in fact, there are 16 condo associations. “Anything that comes on the market doesn’t stick around long,” says Tara Lamb of Michael Saunders & Company, who has lived in The Landings right next door to her business partner, Judy Greene, for almost 20

years. (Lamb and Greene host an ice cream truck for the neighborhood’s many youngsters at the end of each school year.) “It’s not a cookie-cutter neighborhood. All the singlefamily homes were custom designed, and the roads amble around 100-year-old trees,” says Lamb. The Landings Racquet Club, with its newly expanded gym, pool and Har-Tru tennis courts, is a big draw, as is the nature trail to the Intracoastal Waterway. The Halloween parade last fall was well attended by the many young families with babies who have moved here. Home prices depend on whether the original housing stock has been renovated. “The prices jump in accordance to the condition of the home,” Lamb says. And late last year The Landings experienced a milestone: a home that was purchased, then torn down to make way for a new one.

“That’s the first of that kind of thing to happen in The Landings,” says Lamb.

Number of homes in The Landings

• 228 single-family • 468 condos

Number of sales December 2014 November 2015

• 23 single-family • 36 condos

Range of sale prices

• $580,000-$1.5 million single-family • $185,000-$700,000, condos

Range of square footage

• 2,319-4,975, single-family • 1,380-2,358, condos

Article appeared in the January 25, 2016 Sarasota Magazine

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Landings Website Developments A Note from the Communications Committee The splitting of our web site into two parts – a public site whose purpose is to “market” The Landings and an internal site targeted at our residents – is complete. The www. thelandingsofsarasota.com address is the public site that went live in early April. You can reach the new internal site either by going to the public site and clicking on the “Resident Login” box by or going directly to www.insidethelandings.com. Active development of this site will be taking place throughout the summer. The functionality of our original site that was available to registered users will continue to be available while this development occurs. The “look and feel,” however, will continually change until its scheduled completion in October. If you are interested in contributing to the new site through reviews; blogs; bulletin boards, etc . Please, get in touch with Joan Lowery at jelowery@verizon.net. The redesigned and upgraded public site is completed and can be reached at www. thelandingsofsarasota.com. We encourage you to visit as it’s a site you can be proud of!

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First Miss Siesta Key Competes for Miss Florida Title Island resident, Kristina Whalen recently won the title of Miss Siesta Key - a first ever for this community. This means Siesta Key will finally be represented in the Miss Florida USA beauty pageant. Kristina is asking for the community’s support with financial contributions. “Every contestant is required to obtain sponsors to raise money for the entry fee and sell published ads for the official program book,” explained Whalen. Each year the Miss Florida USA state pageant attracts approximately 1,000 young ladies from across the sunshine state. This year, Kristina will be one of 70 young women who will compete at the Miss Florida USA state pageant. “As a professionally trained ballerina, a pageant competitor of three years, an advocate for domestic and dating violence and your current Miss Siesta Key USA, I feel as if I can make our community proud,” said Whalen. Although the deadline for ad sponsorships is June 1, contributions

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can still be made throughout Ms. Whalen’s reign. Monetary donations can be any denomination to help defray the cost of the entry fee, interview coaching and development and contestant wardrobe requirements for the state televised Miss Florida USA pageant. Whalen is still in need of other sponsorships such as wardrobe, hair, makeup and miscellaneous sponsors. “As a pageant veteran of three years, I have been fortunate enough to earn hundreds of dollars in scholastic scholarships as well as special awards such as The Spirit of Miss America award and The Miss Amity award. I understand that it truly takes an army of sponsors, friends, family members and my community to prepare each titleholder for the state competition and that is why I need your help,” stated Whalen.

The Miss Florida USA pageant is a nationally televised pageant and will take place July 13 – July 16, 2016. You can contribute on Kristina’s GoFundMe page at: gofund.me/ misssiestakeyusa.


Racquet Club News

|President’s Report By Dick Bayles The Club had a good opportunity to correct a longstanding problem with water overflow from the spa that has been causing damage to the palms and other plantings adjacent to the pool deck. Work commenced on this in the second week of May and given the curing time for concrete, it will be reopened in early June for a period until the new tile is available. It will then be shut for a couple of days for tile installation. We will be replacing the Lakeside Room roof sometime in June and, as the final major project for this year, putting in new drains for the courts and cleaning up the landscaping on the main walkway to the courts. This will complete our multi-year program to restore the courts to an as-new condition. As a reminder, we made a change in the court reservation process. To reduce the number of busy signals received when making the required telephone reservation, we have separated the call-in times for the 8:00-9:30 period from the 9:30 to 11:00 period. The time for calling for an 8:00 court time will be 7:40AM and for a 9:30 court time, 7:50AM, both two days in advance.

|Manager’s Report

By Kevin Lechlitner

Now that season is over and summer is upon us, it is time to get started on our capital projects for the year. As you are reading this, hopefully the first one is nearing completion. We increased the size of the beam around the hot tub to keep the water from escaping when the jets are on. This will not only save water but also help the vegetation in the surrounding beds, especially the foxtail palms. The second big capital project should begin later this month. We are replacing the roof on the Lakeside Clubhouse. During the summer we will install new drainage ditches inside the fence on the low side of all four sets of courts. This will help keep the clay on the courts and out of the rock beds. Once that is complete all the rock beds will be redone. As usual, our annual court resurfacing project will start in August and be finished in time for the league seasons to begin. Exercise Class Update - Even though summer is here, we are still

running some of the exercise classes. Jazzercise with Patti Horvath is off until November. Sandy Bellino plans to continue with her Tuesday schedule of Zumba at 8:30 AM and Thursday morning schedule of Zumba at 8:30 AM, Tai Chi at 9:30 AM and Water Aerobics at 10:30 AM. The traditional Yoga classes with Hilda Ely are Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:15 AM. Verna Ferris plans to continue her stretching and strengthening classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but not until August. Joe still has his cardio tennis clinics three times a week on Monday evenings at 6:00 PM and Wednesday & Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM. Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 923-3886 if you have questions about any activities at the Club. Although most of these events are still some time away, please mark your calendars for the following upcoming functions: Joe’s Wimbledon & Whites tennis round robin is July 2nd. The annual Labor Day BBQ is scheduled for September 5. The final social event of the year is the Holiday Dinner Dance that takes place December 10.

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John has gone north for his summer gig but he’ll be back in October for the start of the tennis season. Check in the Pro Shop for details on the Wimbledon Round Robin to be held in July. We’ll play some tennis, watch some tennis and enjoy strawberries and cream and scones. During the summer months, Monday and Wednesday cardio classes will be reduced to eight players. In October / November 2016 we will initiate The Landings Cup League. Plans are to play the matches on Saturdays and Sundays. More details to follow. If you would like to schedule a lesson this summer, I can be reached at 941-993-2628 or lrctennisdirector@ verizon.net. With the temperatures rising I want to remind everyone to drink plenty of water while on the courts. And, I’ll see you on the courts.......

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High-Powered Film Event Held at SCT SARASOTA COUNTY FILM & ENTERTAINMENT OFFICE in partnership with BRADENTON AREA FILM COMMISSION, hosted their second “Six and a Mix” MultiEvent at SUNCOAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE on May 9. Sarasota students and other attendees were inspired by high-powered speakers. The panel consisted of award winning Director and Producer, John David Cotes; Dr. James Schumacher and Joe Farrell, both Producers with Olive Productions, NYC; and Victor Young, Producer, Writer, Mentor, and Entrepreneur with Victor Young Productions. Challenging workshops were conducted by skilled instructors in a variety of professional offerings. Jeanne Corcoran of SCFEO certainly pulled off a coup in bringing this stellar group to address film students at SUNCOAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE. The speakers were all fascinating, with John David

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Coles emerging as the rock star because of his astonishing theatrical achievements. John David Coles served as Executive Producer and Director of House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey. His recent directing credits include the Emmy Award winning Homeland, the Epix original series Berlin Station, 11/22/63 for Hulu, and Amazon’s Mad Dogs. Other credits include Bates Motel, Power, Damages, Justified, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, and The

West Wing. The list goes on forever, for the youthful John is definitely a big-time player! He started making films at 17. Of his early years, he says: “I took a few steps, stumbled, and got up again.” He repeated that mantra three times, making sure his young audience got the point. In the past 18 months, John has directed shows for Amazon, Who, Epic and Netflix, yet none of those platforms had even existed three years ago. “This is driven

by changes in technology,” he says. “The big paradigms for thirty, sixty, or ninety minute shows are now disappearing. It’s a complicated landscape out there. “I have been working for 30 years in this business, and my agents don’t have a clue as to where things are going creatively. There is almost no revenue today in features. They have replanted their flag in the world of TV. Take the OJ mini-series, for example—in 9 hours you can go deep into the character.” Jeanne Corcoran asked John whether he prefers something that goes on for 9 hours, or prefers working on a series like House of Cards. Of Cards, he said, “I am creative director of the entire series. I am involved at the inception of the series, and see it re-imagined in the minds of different writers, and later in the minds of different directors. For me, with the limited mini-series—9 hours— you get to have this incredible

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When asked about his work in TV and film, Victor replied: “The beautiful thing about TV is that you get to do it longer. However, feature films are fun. I don’t like to do anything too long. For now I do both. “ Victor went on to say, “Everything is shifting. You have to stay fluid until you can figure out where things are going to land. I keep a lot of balls up in the air. I work on a project-byproject basis…You have to work with people you enjoy. You have to have a team you can jam with.” Dr. James Schumacher was another member of the panel. He is an award winning, board certified neurosurgeon with a practice in Sarasota, Florida, who is also a research associate with the Harvard Medical School Neuroregeneration Institute. In addition to his noted medical career, he is a film and television producer in partnership with Olive Productions out of New York City, whose other partners include Stanley Tucci and Steve Buscemi. John David Coles is one of Dr. Schumacher’s personal friends. It was because of this tie that John came to be

Guest panel share their experiences at the Suncoast Technical College.

on this panel in Sarasota. Panel Member Joe Farrell is also involved with Olive Productions out of New York City. A resident of Casey Key, this entrepreneur is active not only in film, but also in sports, science, Broadway and the creation of rum on a tiny island in the Bahamas of which he is part-owner. Joe also sits on a Harvard board dedicated to curing

Alzheimer’s. His 16-year old daughter is on track to earn her bachelor’s degree in film at Full Sail University. The MultiEvent was titled “Six and a Mix”. In addition to presenting a fascinating panel of speakers, some challenging workshops were conducted by the Producers, Writers, Directors, Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Cinematographers, and Sitcom Creators.

Also featured were Sound Effects, Horror/Creature Make Up, and Glamour/Beauty Make Up and Hair. A special thanks to Bob Gray, Documentarian, Filmmaker, and Head of STC Digital Film Program for helping to bring this high-level film workshops to Sarasota students.

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LMA Meeting Notes Kurt Jensen of the Jensen Group explained some of the more technical details, sequencing, and drainage issues. He mentioned residents’ concerns about how they will get to and from their homes and what will happen in case of an emergency. They plan to do one road at a time instead of doing them all at the same time. This will help simplify some of the logistics issues.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Chairman Neil Goldman was pleased to report a smooth transition to the new security company, Guard One. Since the implementation of the radar enforced speeding program the committee discovered the vast majority of traffic is traveling 7 miles or less over the limit, which is the equivalent of no more than 2 mph over the old speed limits. A handful of vehicles going 8 or 9 over the limit

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are being monitored. Letters are being sent to drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 miles an hour. To date Goldman noted, two residents, two guests, and one commercial vehicle have exceeded the speed limit by more than 10 mph. The committee and security staff are diligently working to improve the effectiveness of this program. Goldman informed The Board an apology letter was sent to the Leibel family, as well as a letter to the Miccio family concerning reckless driving and rude behavior. The Safety and Security Committee along with Dick Bayles has installed a backup system at the front gate in case of a FIOS failure. The increased cost will be low and within budget. The driver who damaged the North Gate by tailgating while exiting has been identified and notified by letter to reimburse repair costs.

Tailgating residents as they drive in and out of the gates appears to be rather frequent. An article addressing this concern will appear in The Eagle soon. Safety and security topics to be discussed at future LMA Board meetings include minibikes and speeding or reckless driving by visitors. Bill Whitman was added to the Safety and Security Committee and Patricia Decker resigned.

Howard Feltman are locating many veterans to attend this tribute to the fine men and women of our armed forces. This promises to be a moving neighborhood event. In addition, planning for this year’s Play-bourhood pool party and Halloween events are coming together nicely. If you want to join the Community Events Committee contact Doug Day at fdouglasday@gmail.com

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Committee chair, Michael Knupp reported repairs will be made to the catch basin at the corner of Landings Blvd. and Landings Court. This basin was completely rebuilt in April and was damaged by an unknown large vehicle three weeks later. Even though the basin was installed with steel reinforced concrete it still cracked. The contractor will replace the damaged portion with a larger grade of steel reinforcement rod.

Co-chairs, Bob Manteiga, and Joan Lowery reported the external website is up and running and construction of the internal sites infrastructure has begun.

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Chairman Doug Day, announced preparations are ongoing for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Adrianne and

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Work has been completed on the new drainage system on the east side of Peregrine Point Way. The LMA engineer will make recommendations on what can be done on the west side of the street. The committee is waiting on plans from the engineer to address drainage issues at the corner of Peregrine Point Drive and Peregrine Point Circle East. They’ve also asked the engineer for recommendations to address the drainage problem at the west end of Peregrine Point Drive. A meeting was held with the landscaping committee, the site manager and maintenance personnel from the Tree Houses along with our engineer and drainage contractor to address a drainage issue on Landings Blvd. The fix will include replacing some curbing drain and work to clear the existing swale. Continued on the next page

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LAKES Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported algae continues to be a problem in the lakes due to chemicals leaking into lakes from fertilizer used around the perimeter of the lakes and from off-site drainage at the school department property east of The Landings’ wall. In addition to the unsightly slime, it has also caused fountain clogging and possible motor burnout. The committee wishes to thank those residents around our lakes who have taken the initiative to shut off the fountains when they start pulsing which is a sign that the pump is clogging. The lake maintenance contractor has replaced the pump and cable on the fountain in lake 7. Replacing lights in selected lakes with LED lights will begin in the coming weeks. The committee has been working with the residents around lake 8 to develop a

turtle ramp program. They will install two or three log ramps around the lake to allow turtles to climb out of the lake to sun on the bank. Finally, the committee met with Rob Wright and Mollie Holland, Sarasota County Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) Coordinators to discuss some ideas to prevent erosion around our lakes. Mollie has volunteered to help us with developing a long-range plan to plant our lakes with erosion preventing vegetation. There are matching grants available from the county to help with this endeavor. We will try to include some of these ideas in the 2017 budget. LANDSCAPING Landscaping chair, Joe Hennessy reported on several landscape issues. First, several shrubs and landscape stones were

added to the South Gate island to prevent drivers from attempting to drive over the island and around the gate. Cost was approximately $700.00 Secondly, the committee approved an estimate to replace some landscaping material in two islands on Cedar Bay Lane and one island on Peregrine Point Drive. Estimated cost is $1370.00 Thirdly, several shrubs were removed and others trimmed back on a Kestral Park North island to improve the view for drivers turning left from Pine Harrier Circle to the north gate. Finally, the committee continues to remove declining Indian Hawthorn shrubs that edge the perimeter of several islands. These shrubs will be replaced as renovation plans are reviewed.

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Did Parking Solutions Get Enough Emphasis in Beach Improvement Plan? By Robert Frederickson The actress Charlize Theron caused something of a stir recently when she made the offhand remark in an interview that she sometimes sees her beauty as a curse. Not that she’s ungrateful for the success it has helped her achieve, mind you, just that she sometimes feels it has limited the roles she is offered by directors and producers. Siesta Beach has no problem playing a multitude of roles... from party central for the young on spring break to peaceful refuge for those looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...from a backdrop for everything from a high-pressure volleyball tournament to a friendly Frisbee toss; a place equally appealing to a child sculpting his or her first sand castle and to the artists competing in the annual Crystal Classic with their own massive works of sculpted sand art. But as with Theron, the

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beauty of Siesta Beach comes with a price: a growing throng of visitors drawn to its shores. Parking has long been an issue at the popular park, even before Dr. Stephen Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) named Siesta Beach the nation’s best in 2011. So when in the aftermath of that highprofile endorsement, even more visitors began to arrive, parking became a central area of concern for the $20 million beach beautification project the county undertook in 2013 and completed earlier this year. 140 spots were added, bringing the total to 980. That’s not an insignificant number for the perpetually parking challenged Key, a 16.7% increase overall. But now that the beach improvement project has been completed, residents are left to wonder if enough emphasis was placed on parking solutions. Just how much of a

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rollback of the clock on a busy beach day will those additional spots allow before the parking lot reaches capacity and the circling of cars looking for open spots begins anew? It’s unlikely that more spots could have been created at ground level while still keeping traffic moving efficiently in and out of the lot. But in hindsight, would a multilevel garage have offered a better long-term investment? Well, the very idea of a large structure blocking views of the beach from Beach Road was never likely to gain even a slim measure of support from residents back then. But the irony now is that with over 1000 trees added to the lot, views of the beach from the roadway have mostly disappeared anyway. Still, the Siesta Sand wondered if any consideration was given to the idea of paid parking as a way to free up spaces by increasing lot turnover, with

funds collected possibly being earmarked for park upkeep (like palm trimming?) and other island projects... for instance the annual Fourthof-July fireworks display. We checked with the county on that. Spokesman Jason Baartolone asked around and reported back that no one could recall the issue coming up at the county government level, at least not over the past four or so years. Not far to the south though, it’s a different story. The town of Fort Myers Beach charges visitors $2.00 an hour for parking at its municipal beach with no time limit on how many hours a vehicle can stay in the same spot. According to the town’s parking leader, Doug Malloy, the same $2.00 per hour fee applies in the nearby business area by the town’s pier, but here there is a 2-hour limit for each spot. Residents can purchase a sticker for $25.00 per year

for beach parking. It allows unlimited beach parking and the same two-hour parking by the pier. Electronic meters are used on the island. They were installed over a decade ago and people still flock to the town’s pristine beaches. So how much revenue does the town’s paid parking generate? Roughly $1.1 million last year said Malloy. That’s based on a total of 296 spots, less than a third of the spots at Siesta Beach. So based on the experience of our neighbor to the south, a conservative estimate of the potential gross revenue if a similar parking plan were to be implemented on Siesta: upwards of $3.5 million. Considerably more if the plan were extended to the village, which might be able to benefit from the 2-hour rule used by Fort Myers Beach. Continued on the next page


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Will such a plan ever happen here? It’s unlikely, given the negative publicity generated when the city of Sarasota tried to implement its own paid parking plan downtown a few years back. There’s also a palatable sense among some in the business community that paid parking would drive visitors away, despite the experience of communities like Ft. Myers Beach and Clearwater Beach (which has a paid beach parking plan of its own). Still, $3.5 million a year is a sizeable sum to leave on the table, especially when you begin to consider some of the transportation solutions it could help fund, such as free or reduced bus fares to Siesta Beach on weekends or shuttle services to and from off island municipal garages or parking facilities... solutions that might help bring even more visitors to the area, but fewer cars. Drawing on another city of Sarasota experience, some have expressed regret over the decision made during the last renovation of the Van Wezel a decade ago, which only added a net 27 seats to the auditorium. The number of seats overall is key to the economics of managing the hall, especially when it comes to attracting many of the most popular shows and performers. Now, only a relatively short time later talks of a bigger hall have resurfaced. Unless Siesta Beach loses its A-list star power, a similar scene may be in the script for the county in the not-to-distant future, with parking again in the spotlight.

June will find Sarasota beaches lined with anglers in search of the ultimate gamefish, tarpon, especially early in the month. Catching these giants is really not complicated. Rig a 25 lb. spinning outfit with 36” of 80 lb. flourocarbon leader and a 5/0 hook, then position the boat 100 yards off the beach and cast a live crab, pinfish, sardine, lure, or fly at any pod that presents itself. One benefit of the popularity of tarpon fishing is that pressure in the bay will be light. With many anglers “out on the beach” the bays are relatively un-pressured. Bait will be plentiful, those proficient in cast-netting will have no problem filling their live-wells with frisky pilchards. Once the well is filled, you can choose to anchor up on a likely spot or drift across a large flat. Live shrimp is also deadly on most species, but as we move into summer the pinfish become more of a problem. Anglers casting artificial baits will do well with jigs, Rapala X-Raps, and spoons. The flats around both passes

Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 will be productive for speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano, bluefish, and ladyfish. Shrimp under a popping cork, live pilchards, and artificial lures are all productive baits. 4” Bass Assassin Sea Shad baits in Red/Gold Shiner and Glow/Chartreuse on a ¼ oz. jig head will account for plenty of fish. Redfish will begin to school up on the shallow flats this month. A low, incoming tide is preferred, the fish will move up onto the flats with the rising tide. Scented soft plastics, weedless spoons, and topwater plugs work well for those who prefer to cast artificial lures. Live bait can be extremely effective, anchoring up and fishing potholes is a proven technique. You can count on one thing in June in Sarasota, it is going to be hot! One way to beat the heat is to fish in the evening and at night. Snook are nocturnal by nature and feed heavily in the dark. Working lighted docks and bridges is the most popular night fishing method. Anchor a cast away up-current of the light, then toss a live or artificial

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shrimp, baitfish, small jig, plug, or fly into the shadow line of the light. You may also catch mangrove snapper, speckled trout, ladyfish, jacks, and maybe even a tarpon fishing the bridges at night. Beach fishing for snook was decent last season, and it should be good again this summer, especially with the mild winter that we had. Walk the beach in the morning, looking for snook in the surf line. Cast out a small spoon, plug, or jig in front of any snook that you spot. This is a great time to break out the fly rod, white baitfish patterns are best. Flounder, trout, ladyfish, mackerel, jacks, pompano, and other species will hit live and frozen shrimp and jigs off the Siesta Key beaches in June.

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Blank Spaces “There seemed to be a turnover, but it wasn’t massive like it is now,” Whitman said. The Landings Shopping Center is surrounded by wellleased strip malls. The plaza has U.S. 41 frontage and more than 700 residences directly behind it in The Landings, a residential community that shares that plaza’s name but not its ownership. The shopping center also is home to five other separately owned parcels, including a Publix — the traditional golden goose of success for a Florida strip mall. Until rumors of foreclosure started circulating earlier this year, Whitman, the president of the Landings Homeowners Association, couldn’t figure out what had gone wrong. “We do use it, and we support it, and there’s a concern by the (homeowners association) board,” Whitman said. “It doesn’t bode well for our impression.”

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The losses

The 30,171-square-foot anchor Office Depot shut its doors in the 28-year old shopping center late last year. Cheeburger Cheeburger, Fannie May, Oreck Floor Care, Radio Shack, Hear X, Skybox Sports and Peach’s are among a crowd of retailers and office tenants that have closed in the past five years. The vacancies show few signs of welcoming new tenants beyond the “for lease” signs posted in the windows. Fannie May could still be a candy shop with its sweets case still in place. Cheeburger Cheeburger looks as though it just shuttered yesterday, even though the restaurant hasn’t served a meal in more than two years. Tables, chairs and its food counter are still in place, and the old outdoor sign rests mangled on the floor just in front of the window. Any other ready-to-go restaurant site along the trail would be leased in two days on the market, said Barry Seidel, president of American Property Group of Sarasota Inc. Vacancies along South Tamiami Trail are few, but that center has a reputation among agents as a place where deals just can’t be done. The trouble, Seidel said, is rooted in the financial woes but also in the fact that the shopping center has multiple owners. That’s difficult terrain to navigate for any tenants wanting to move in. “Drive up and down The Trail and look at how many (vacant) spaces there are, hardly any,” Seidel said. “So for The Landings to be empty, there’s a problem with The Landings.”

Some arrivals

Meanwhile, a frozen yogurt shop opened near the Publix recently, and Jo-Ann’s Fabrics and PetSmart have held on to their anchor spots.

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The separately owned outparcels also haven’t seen as much shake-up. The plaza was vibrant when Larry Lawrence, president of The Landings Management Association, moved into the residential community 10 years ago. The downturn started with the Great Recession. Occupancy in the residential community is strong with only five condominiums up for sale. Residents, Lawrence said, have talked about wanting more restaurants, a dry cleaners, a women’s boutique and a men’s clothing store for the shopping center. “The Olive Garden, Geckos, The Corkscrew Deli and Sweet Tomatoes do a booming business,” Lawrence said. “There’s always cars in the parking lot, and there are always people in those restaurants. They have a very loyal following.” Occasionally, shopping centers see mass exoduses before redevelopment occurs, but that does not seem to be the case for The Landings Shopping Center, said Dale Scott, former state director for the International Council of Shopping Centers. If Schostak Brothers & Co. has a plan, the firm is keeping it tightly under wraps. He expects the real turning point won’t come until the property has new ownership. “Someone’s going to come in, buy it at a bargain, and they’ll reposition it in the marketplace,” Scott said. “It’s going to take the right owner to do it. There’s no reason why it’s not a viable place and doing well. It’s how companies manage things.”

Great potential

Retailers are flocking to Florida, and the Publix anchor and U.S. 41 frontage should be attractive to tenants. “It’s well located, it’s good access, and it will eventually work itself out of that just simply because of where it’s located,” Scott

said. “There’s a lot of good viable space there. Sometimes centers go through these situations where they have to reposition themselves in the marketplace.” Publix, too, could be a prime candidate to take ownership. The Lakelandbased grocer took over The Landing’s Albertsons about a decade ago. Publix has a habit of buying the shopping centers where its stores are situated and a track record of taking good care of them, Scott said. But for The Landings Shopping Center to see some new life, it’s going to need a company like Benderson Development Co. running the show, Seidel said. The plaza has always struggled to attract shoppers, and Benderson has a way of using colors and textures in its designs that draw in more traffic. Seidel cited Pelican Plaza, about 4.5 miles south of The Landings on South Tamiami Trail, which was in dire straits when Benderson bought it in 2012 for $4 million. Today, the roughly threedecade-old plaza has a new mix of tenants including Sports Authority, Total Wine and More, and ULTA Beauty. Sarasota’s long- anticipated Sprouts Farmers Market and a Starbucks are coming soon. The Landings, which was also built in the 1980s, would need similar attention to really start filling in its gaps, Seidel said. “The Landings has always had that problem,” Seidel said. “It’s not visible. You can’t drive by and be called to it. If you go down to Benderson’s project, and you drive by that project, you’re called to it, and you drive in there. It’s beautiful, and they do everything right.” Copyright 2016, Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Reprinted by express permission of the Herald-Tribune Media group.


The Landings Photo Gallery By Robert C. Manteiga (AKA Photos by Beto) The Photo Gallery will not be appearing during the months of July, August, and September, but we we’ll see you again in

the Fall. Have a great summer, and remember to send your best photos to me at roberto@ uri.edu.

I leave you with this reflection of Springtime in Sarasota, a young mockingbird, just out of its nest.

Vacation

Dentistry! It’s our Summer Season which seems to last from May 15th to October 15th and it’s a good time to head out on trips and vacations or try to escape the heat. Many things have to be considered and plans have to be made but most of us don’t consider that minor aches and bothers can become major problems while away from home, especially on cruises and when out of the USA. Make sure those little tooth things you’ve ignored or dealt with are taken care of before you leave. If you have a spare denture - take it. Consult with your dentists for their opinion of what can wait and what shouldn’t. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t wait until the last moment. Let’s work toward a truly happy and healthy vacation season. It’s up to you!

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After seeing the 2014 plans for the center, residents in the Pine Shores neighborhood — the residential area behind the new development — were concerned about the amount of traffic the center would produce in an already congested season, and privacy issues. Sura Kochman, a resident of the Pines Shore neighborhood and spokeswoman for the Pines Shores Neighborhood Alliance, said the reduction in the commercial aspect of the center is an improvement in updated plans. But she told The Eagle she still has concerns about traffic that will impact “all those who live/work/ shop in the 41 and Stickney Point area, as well as residents and tourists who use the south bridge to access Siesta Key.” Kochman said residents had specifically asked Benderson representatives to eliminate access points through the neighborhood, but the new plans shows access through the neighborhood. Kochman said residents are worried that to avoid traffic at U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road drivers will start using the neighborhood as a cut-through. But Benderson representatives say the company is working on what it sees as the best ingress and egress into the center. They have presented entrance and exit plans for two intersections to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The state agency is now reviewing those plans and responding with feedback, Mathes said. The developer is also working with FDOT to understand how a proposed signal at the intersection of Stickney Point Road and Avenue B and C, turning into the center, could be synchronized with the Stickney Point and Midnight Pass traffic signal to lessen traffic congestion.

Continued from cover story

BLDG 6

BLDG 4 Proposed Dedicated Right Hand Turning Lanes

Proposed Signal

Stickney Point Rd.

BLDG. #1-3-4 are apartments. BLDG. #2 are condominiums BLDG. #7 location of the new grocery store. BLDG. #8-9 are commercial storefronts. BLDG. #10 features townhouses on the Westside with commercial storefronts on the Eastside.

vacant for some time. Benderson’s plans also include a sidewalk on Glencoe Avenue and landscaping buffering between the center and the nearby neighborhood. The developer has presented its latest plans to neighborhood leaders. Representatives also planned, as of press time, to present the new concept for the center at the June SKA monthly meeting. While the retail and hotel phase would be constructed first, the residential component of the project would likely be built within three to five years after approval. “They will be all high end

rental [units] and condos,” Mathes said. The director of development said the company has conducted research and believes there is a market for high-end residential units in that area of Sarasota County. The project seeks code changes to the zoning classification — currently the property is still zoned for mobile homes — and for additional allowed height for some of the residential buildings.

Pelican Plaza Upgrade

Some changes are also underway a few miles to

the south at the Benderson Development-owned Pelican Plaza, which was in need of rehabilitation when the Manatee-county based property developer purchased it in 2012. Benderson has steadily renovated the plaza, which now has a mix of new tenants, including Petco, Total Wine and More, Sports Authority, and ULTA beauty. Starbucks is currently under construction in the plaza, and a grocery store is planned between PetCo and Total Wine, Mathes told The Eagle. The name of a grocer has not been officially announced.

As it revitalizes the Pelican Plaza, Benderson is also branching out, with projects on adjacent property. Benderson has purchased the office buildings south of Pelican Plaza and will demolish the buildings and redo the site to match the center, Mathes told The Eagle. In addition, just to the north, the developer purchased the site of the long-time closed and dilapidated Denny’s and demolished the old restaurant space. Benderson is in the process of obtaining county approvals to build there, and expects to start construction soon.

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Ad News ABC Rentals has been the premier baby and beach Rental Company for over 14 years. The owners, Lynn and Bob Shaffer are expanding their business to include a self-service location at 5700 Midnight Pass on Siesta Key. “Our self-service location is great for customers who want to save the delivery fee for their portable rentals and for short term rentals that qualify for daily rates,” said Shaffer. They will also be able to better service customers who need last minute rentals. Simply place your order online or by phone. Once it has been finalized with a credit card, you will receive an access code. Your rentals will be in their pick-

up room. Be sure to SMILE, you’re on camera! Delivery is still available 7-days-a-week or stop into one of their stores and speak with one of their expert associates for assistance with any questions you might have. Budget Self Storage We have been proudly serving Sarasota, Florida for over 30 years and are excited with our newest facility located at 4515 S. Tamiami Trail location. We offer a variety of sizes and features to meet all of your personal or business storage needs. We never charge set-up or deposit fees. Customers love our one year price guarantee and values-added services

like free Wi-Fi, package and delivery acceptance with convenient office hour’s sevendays-a-week. Tamiami Trail is our first all climate-controlled A/C property with 640 units covering three levels. You may not need storage today, but you might benefit from our affordable document shredding, free electronic recycling drop off and quality boxes and moving supplies! We are committed to the community and proud chamber members of Sarasota and Siesta Key. We want to make a difference in your self-storage experience and we truly appreciate your business. We invite you to Come and See the Difference!

Summertime at Abel’s Ice Cream Remember when summertime was simple? Back in the day when the only worry was getting home before dark, and the only thought was what Mom might make for dinner and dessert? At Abel’s Ice Cream, it’s time to recapture that treasured time, and celebrate the simple things in life with their delicious parlor-style ice cream. This month’s featured flavors, all old friends, will surely please the palette.

Vanilla (Back to basics…Smooth and creamy natural vanilla ice cream), Chocolate (Smooth and triple richtheir house chocolate ice cream), and Strawberry (Creamy strawberry ice cream with chucks of strawberries and a strawberry swirl), are three alltime favorites and multiple award winners from the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA). You won’t be disappointed, but if simple isn’t your style, remember there’s always the option to dress

up any of Abel’s flavors into a delightful hot fudge or fruit sundae, or maybe even a decadent banana split. Whatever way you go, you’re sure to enjoy a break from the summer heat with one of their sweet treats. Check out your favorite flavors online at www.abelsicecream.com then go see them at 1886 Stickney Point Road. And don’t forget to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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View From The Gate

APRIL TRAFFIC REPORT

Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety There were a total of 48 Incidents in The Landings Community for the month of April 2016. They are as follows: • 1 Assist Other Agency Report Sarasota County Fire Department requested ‘fire watch’ for building. • 1 Disabled Vehicle Reported Owner contacted - Vehicle removed. • 1 Disturbance Reported Open house party. Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigating. • 1 Hit & Run Report Contractor left via North Gate knocking off gate arm. • 2 Informational Reports Security light out at South Gate. LMA advised. Lawn service debris blocking walk through path. LMA advised. • 1 Lost Item Report Resident advises a lost hearing aid. • 24 Open Door Reports All Garage Door incidents • 6 Parking Violations Reported 5 involving vehicles in the roadway overnight. 1 Restricted vehicle parked overnight. • 2 Patrol Requests Loud noise reported. Patrol investigated, nothing noted.

Suspicious light behind Eagles Point. Fruit Fly trap discovered. • 1 Reckless Driver Reported Resident reported vehicle in excess of 50mph in a 20 zone • 1 Stolen Vehicle Reported Vehicle later recovered by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. • 5 Suspicious Incident Reports Resident advises suspicious call from ‘Broker’ claiming to be at their home. No one present. Muddy footprints and unsecured door found at LRC. Area checked and secured. Home health nurse entered wrong home on accident. 2 Incidents of juvenile residents and guests found on Nature Trail after dusk. • 1 Threat Reported Resident engaged in argument with contractor threatened with violence. • 1 Vehicle Accident Vehicle hit the North Gate inbound. No damage or injury.

Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory By Dick Bayles

Please note that the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency telephone number has changed to 941-861-5800 Please note this change on the back of the first page in your handbook. The following are new owners since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Lauren & C. Dana Johnson, 5277 Heron Way, 941-232-1337 • Cheryl L Merrifield, 5276 Heron Way, 941-702-5964, judy@auderieth.com The following are changes since the last issue: • Judith A. Auderieth, 4840 Peregrine Point Cir N, 941-925-7444, C:585-615-8010, r.david4840@gmail.com • Neil & Sharon L Goldman, 5245 Landings Blvd, 941-953-1701, 708-207-4879, 312-310-4534, chgosprtfn@gmail.com, goldmine.goldman@gmail.com • Robert Harris & Carol Paradis, 5225 Heron Way, 917-664-1871, 914-664-8845, haripara44@gmail.com, carolgparadis@verizon.net Additions, changes or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available from me via e-mail, at www.landingseagle.com and at www.thelandingsofsarasota.com, or from your association, and may be dropped off at the Landings Racquet Club or Main Gate to my attention, or sent via mail, e mail or fax. Dick Bayles: 1729 Landings Way, Sarasota, FL 34231. Email: landings.directory@gmail.com Fax: (941) 296-7404.

Main Gate Entries at the Main Gate Total Gate Traffic North Gate Entries at the North Gate Exits at the North Gate Total Gate Traffic South Gate Entries at the South Gate Exits at the South Gate Total Gate Traffic

2016 12108 12108 2016 17339 15997 33336 2016 5967 5266 11233

2015 12425 12425 2015 17744 16105 33849 2015 5648 4732 10380

2014 2013 2012 11770 13117 13272 11770 13117 13272 2014 2013 2012 18366 17705 18898 16249 16051 17345 34615 33756 36243 2014 2013 2012 6403 5662 5481 5120 4897 4851 11523 10559 10332

* The Main Gate has no means of recording exit numbers at this time. N/A = System Error. Information not available or missing.

Useful & Emergency Phone Numbers... Verizon - Phone Service .............................................1.800.483.1000 Comcast Cable .......................................................................371.6700 Emergency Animal Clinic ....................................................929.1818 Poison Info Center ......................................................1.800.282.3171 Waste Management ..............................................................924.1254 Landings Eagle ...............................................................941.539.0205 Landing’s Gate.......................................................................922.5531 Landings Racquet Club ........................................................923.3886 Landings Community Hauling Program .......... 941-727-6464x110 LRC e-mail .................................................. LRCtennis@verizon.net Argus Management ..............................................................927.6464 Sheriff Non-Emergency ........................................................861.5800 FPL - Florida Power & light.................................................917.0708 FPL - Outage Report ...................................................1.800.468.8243 Fishing & Hunting Licenses .........................................941.362.9888 Marriage License Bureau ..............................................941.362.4066 Sarasota County Hotline ......................................................861.5000 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport ................................941.359.2770 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) ......................941.316.1234 Sarasota County Information Call Center ......941.861.5000/scgov.net Sarasota Doctors Hospital.............................................941.342.1100 Sarasota Memorial Hospital/Health Care System ...... 941.917.7760 Emergency (General) .....................................................................911 Life-threatening EMERGENCY: call 911 first, then call the gate. They will direct emergency vehicles

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The ATS Speed Sentry was deployed on Landings Blvd. near the heavy foot traffic of the Landings Racquet Club zone for the month of April 2016 with the following results:

Date 04/15/16 to 05/13/16

Location Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound)

Speed Limit 15

Compliant 76.59%

Low Risk 13.39%

Med Risk 6.19%

High Risk 3.84%

Low Risk 13.39% 13.66%

Med Risk 6.19% 3.81%

High Risk 3.84% 0.19%

Average daily traffic was approximately 744 vehicles a day. This report constitutes a significant increase in Medium Risk offenders, and an alarming increase in High Risk offenders.

Date 04/15/16 to 05/13/16 11/01/11 to 11/01/11

Location Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound) Landings Blvd / LRC (Southbound)

Speed Limit 15 15

Compliant 76.59% 82.32%

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Bridge Mah Jong Class Ping Pong Tai Chi Water Aerobics Yoga Zumba Gold

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5152 FLICKER FIELD CIR.

775,000

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1697 PINE HARRIER CIR.

340,200

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590,000

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519,000

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1712 STARLING DR.

315,000

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249,000

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PLEASE CALL YOUR LANDINGS’ REAL ESTATE TEAM JUDY AND TARA TO INQUIRE ABOUT OTHER CONDOS LISTED FOR SALE IN THE LANDINGS!

5430 EAGLES POINT CIRCLE #201 • $629,000

CONDOS PENDING

5241 HERON WAY

5430 EAGLES POINT CIR #201 • $519,000

5450 EAGLES POINT CIR #105 • $590,000

330,000

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633,000

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550,000

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545,000

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526,000

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5277 HERON WAY

320,000

3

2

0

5239 HERON WAY

314,500

2

2

0

5261 HERON WAY

310,500

3

2

0

5276 HERON WAY

302,000

2

2

0

1742 STARLING DR.

299,000

3

2

0

5408 EAGLES PT. CIR #103

290,000

3

2

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CONDOS SOLD

5450 EAGLES PT. CIR #203

1630 STARLING DR• $249,000 dy & Tara Ju ighborhoo ’s Ne

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Judy Tara 350-0451 266-4873

OPEN HOUSE Michael Saunders & Company

1712 STARLING DR• $315,000

Watch for the “Judy and Tara’s Neighborhood” Open House signs on Sundays where “Just Looking” is always welcome. Your Landings Resident Real Estate Team are proud advocates and supporters of Landings events including Sponsorship of the USTA Father/Son Annual Tennis Tournament.

Judy Greene • 941.350.0451 • JudyGreene@michaelsaunders.com Tara Lamb • 941.266.4873 • TaraLamb@michaelsaunders.com

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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THE LANDINGS EAGLE June 2016

Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending May 23, 2016. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

5100 Ocean Boulevard • Sarasota, FL 34242

Landings Eagle - June 2016  

The Landing Eagle serves residents of The Landings, Sarasota, FL 34231 with key information about the area.

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