Taken right from CaptainsForCleanWater.org “Florida’s $9.7 billion fishing industry (129,000 jobs), $10.4 billion boating industry (83,000 jobs) and $89.1 billion tourism industry (1.1 million jobs) need healthy estuaries to exist.”
In the context of minimum flood elevation requirements, “Freeboard” is an additional height above the FEMA mandated minimum elevation in flood prone areas to afford an extra measure of protection from storm surge and flooding. While the term sounds beneficial, it must be noted that “freeboard ain’t free.” It comes with a penalty to existing and prospective owners of property located in FEMA “A” and “V” Zones.
The part of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico commonly referred to as “Siesta Key” or “Sarasota” is actually a very large populated area that covers Manatee & Sarasota County. It is also commonly referred to as “Paradise” for its tropical climate, beautiful sandy beaches, high end restaurants and resorts & laid back lifestyle.
It’s important to know if you can build a dock on your Florida Waterfront Property. It’s also very important to know if your current dock is up to code. Here are some answers to commonly asked dock permitting questions.
Learn about FEMA Flood Zone Maps in Manatee County as well as the proposed dates for changes in Sarasota County. This list includes Longboat Key, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Bradenton & unincorporated Manatee County.
Carl Long will be driving the #40 car at this year’s Xfinity Firecracker 250. He has teamed up with MBM Racing to take his best shot at the checkered flag. Every team thinks their car, driver & team has an ace up their sleeve. Carl Long and the #40 car’s secret weapon? The law is on their side.
Along with my commitment to provide high quality legal representation, I am deeply dedicated to community service. I’m proud to have been a part of the Sarasota community for more than 25 years and I’m passionate about giving back to the community that has supported me for so long. Here are the charitable organizations I support around Sarasota.
Having a clean restaurant is a sign of a quality business. The same can be said for updating social media accounts with tasty pictures of food from that restaurant. I’ve put together a Twitter list of many of the Sarasota Restaurants that have Twitter. I’ve also included restaurants from Siesta Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria Island & Venice.
What’s your preference between Florida Waterfront Property on the Gulf vs Waterfront Property on the Intracoastal Waterways? Does the beach life on the Gulf of Mexico always beat bayfront property? It is definitely subjective, but here are some of the pros and cons of each to help make your decision.