The updated design is the result of ecological surveys and new technical information, but won’t be finalized for another eight months
NOTE: This article was originally published by the Sarasota Herald Tribune on July 11, 2019.
SARASOTA — An updated design of the first phase of the $300 million bayfront redevelopment plan includes a spiraling pier that sweeps into Sarasota Bay and curves back to the shoreline.
Designers of the plan envision the possibilities for winter and summer sunset overlooks and educational opportunities with the visible seagrass and mangroves that the pier arcs around to protect the environment.
The preliminary design, which won’t be finalized for eight months, was presented to the community on Wednesday for input.