"Internationally renowned Sasaki selected to create a comprehensive and phased master plan for Sarasota’s Bayfront"

The mission of The Bay is to present a vibrant, comprehensive, long-term master plan for the City of Sarasota and its community that is financially feasible, operationally viable and environmentally sustainable.


The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization (SBPO) was formed in 2016, building on work completed by the Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 organization to advance the development of City-owned land along the Sarasota Bayfront. This private-public partnership with the City of Sarasota is headed by a nine-person board comprised of trusted and experienced individuals with a diverse set of competencies.  The SBPO is tasked with ensuring the delivery of a professionally prepared master plan for the sustainable development of the 42-acre Sarasota Bayfront in accordance with the Guiding Principles established by the community and the City of Sarasota Commission. The SBPO will oversee the development of an operating structure that will professionally manage the Sarasota Bayfront Project during and following construction.

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