Developer proposes 222 apartments for Ringling Shopping Center site in Sarasota, FL



A West Palm Beach company is moving ahead with plans to redevelop the Ringling Shopping Center site, focusing on a primarily residential project.
by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor

The long-awaited redevelopment of the Ringling Shopping Center took a step forward last week when a West Palm Beach developer submitted plans to build a 222-unit apartment building on the property.
The Richman Group of Florida, listed as the contract purchaser for the property on a city development application, hopes to construct a four-story multifamily building on the 9.7-acre site at 2260 Ringling Blvd. The plans also include a 36,849-square-foot commercial segment, though specifics on that aspect of the project are not included.
The proposal comes after a year-long conversation between the city and the current property owner, the Doyle Family Trust, regarding the future of the property. In October, the property owner and the City Commission agreed to rezone the property, hoping to produce a mixed-use project to replace the 1950s shopping center.
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