St. Armands

Residents Association

St. Armands Complete Streets Project CIP # 000541

A complete street is an age-friendly design that promotes safe, multimodal travel whether walking, biking, riding transit or driving a vehicle.  It is also intended to provide a sense of place. Each complete street is unique to its community and could include such features as enhanced sidewalks, street lighting, benches, street trees and landscaping, public art and more.

February 10, 2022

Email from City Traffic Engineer to City Manager about options for increasing safety for St. Armands pedestrian crosswalks and the associated costs:  click here

March 11, 2022

Email from City Traffic Engineer to City Manager about $700,000 in State funding being approved for St. Armands Circle Streetscape Improvements:  click here

August 9, 2022

City publishes a 600+ page bid solicitation for ST. ARMAND'S KEY COMPLETE STREETS (Bid ID: 22-45BK).

The City of Sarasota, Florida, is seeking Professional Engineering Services, in accordance with the provisions of the Consultants Competitive Negotiations Act (CCNA), from qualified Engineering firms with experience in design services as further detailed in the scope of services/specifications. 

The general objective for the consultant is to conduct a PD&E study and prepare a set of contract documents including plans, specifications, supporting engineering analysis, calculations, and other technical documents in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) policy, procedures, and requirements. 

The purpose of the St. Armand's Key Complete Streets project is to improve pedestrian walkability and multi-modal transportation, enhance safety and ADA measures, beautify the right-of-way, and support economic growth.

Questions Deadline:  Sep 01, 2022

Bidding End Date:  Sep 09, 2022

From FDOT: What is a PD&E Study?

A Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study is a comprehensive study that evaluates social, economic and environmental effects associated with the proposed transportation improvements so that the FDOT can reach a decision on the type, location and conceptual design to meet the project’s proposed purpose and need.

Five Steps in the Transportation Development Process:

  1. Long Range Planning: The FDOT and local governments conduct long-range transportation planning on an ongoing basis to identify and prioritize individual projects.
  2. Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E): During this step, design concept options and their social and environmental effects are examined.
  3. Design: During design, detailed construction plans are prepared.
  4. Right-Of-Way Acquisition: This phase entails acquisition of any necessary right-of-way, based on the design plans.
  5. Construction: The roadway is built during this phase.

August 17, 2022

Regular meeting of the St. Armands Business Improvement District (BID):

The following was discussed:

    • August 9, 2022:  the "solicitation package" was advertised
    • August 19, 2022:  there will be a "pre-proposal meeting" (Q&A) that will be open to the public
    • March 2023:  Expect to have 60% of the plans completed; this is typically the time of year that federal grants become available
    • November-December 2023:  There will be a "Notice to Proceed" followed by opportunities for public scrutiny
    • 2026:  Estimated project completion
    • The entire project is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $20 Million with the City having to pay 30-40% of that


St. Armands Residents Association

P.O. Box 2482, Sarasota, FL  34230

e-mail us at: st.armands.residents.assn@gmail.com

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