The Bay has raised $8m in funding for the first phase of the new public park that is slated for Sarasota’s bayfront area. The area encompasses 53 acres of prime waterfront grounds. The first phase will create a 10-acre park starting at Hwy 41 and continuing along Boulevard of the Arts to the bayfront. The Paterson Foundation has already donated $3m to the worthy cause and another $5m has been collected in private donations.
A sunset boardwalk on the bay is part of phase 1, along with the restoration of mangroves, and a public event area. Groundbreaking is slated for the end of 2020, and a 20 year build-out is expected.
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