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Business Observer Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 2 weeks ago

Firm files plans for two 10-story residential buildings

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Plans call for the demolition of the existing 236,291-square-foot Main Plaza shopping center to make room for new construction.

SARASOTA — After spending $20 million to acquire five acres of the Main Plaza property in downtown Sarasota, a Connecticut-based company has filed plans with the city to build two 10-story residential buildings on the site.

According to an article in the Sarasota Observer, a sister paper of the Business Observer, on Nov. 15, BPOZ 1991 Main submitted a development application detailing a proposal for 418 residential units and 50,700 square feet of commercial space at 1991 Main St. BPOZ 1991 Main is connected with Belpointe Capital, the Greenwich, Conn.-based real estate investment trust that purchased a segment of Main Plaza earlier this month.

The plans filed with the city call for the demolition of the existing 236,291-square-foot shopping center to make room for the new construction. They also show four retail spaces on the first floor, ranging in size from 25,000 square feet to 1,400 square feet.

The residential units, divided into two buildings, have between 40 and 61 units per floor. The top two levels contain 40 two-story penthouse units.

The Sarasota Observer article also says in addition to a connection to the existing five-story parking garage on the site, the plans include some parking on the ground level of the proposed development. The proposal would not affect neighboring structures, including the Hollywood 11 movie theater, Staples and Bank of America.

Paxton Kinol, the listed representative for the property owner on the application, is a managing director at Kinol. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

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