***This property is currently not on the market for sale. The bid period has closed and the status is under review. Please continue to visit the surplus website for status updates.
This property is currently available for sale. Offers must be received by Sarasota County Real Estate Services by Feb. 14, 2018. For information on the property and instructions on how to submit an offer, please refer to the Information Sheet below. (Links to documents appear at the bottom of this page).
Sarasota County staff may not discuss details concerning the property during the offer period. All questions must be submitted using the questionnaire and answers will be posted on this page on a weekly basis. The link to the questionnaire appears below.
Question: Will the county entertain an offer? I have a buyer who wants to make a cash offer above the minimum bid of $550 and not go through the Auction. Would they accept an offer? And if so, how would the process work?
Answer: County owned land may only be disposed of in accordance with Florida Statutes and the County’s Surplus Lands Code (Ordinance), both of which are posted on the surplus lands web site for review. The property at 20 North Washington is currently available for sale via a public bid process. Offers must be received by 5p.m. on February 14, 2018. All offers meeting the minimum criteria will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their consideration. The County cannot sell this surplus pubic land to a private entity or for-profit corporation without adhering to a competitive process to solicit an offer to purchase. Surplus public land may be sold to a non-profit or government entity in a private sale. However, this property is currently actively on the market and the County is soliciting bids from the public at large. This question and answer was posted in error and applies to another surplus property and not this parcel.
Question: Is this current property zoned for up to an 18-story development? What are the max mix used allowances on property eg. sqft office/retail, hotel rooms and number of units
Answer: The City of Sarasota has regulatory authority over this property. Please direct all questions concerning zoning and allowable uses to the City. Phone: 941-365-2200
Question: Does the Buyer/Developer still have to provide City/County 84 spaces?
Question: Can you provide the previous submitted purchase and sale agreement on the property, and any other correspondence from any other potential purchasers in the past 5 years?
Answer: Your question will be treated as a public record request and has been submitted to the public records division. You will be contacted in the near future by someone in that group.
Question: Are there any development, zoning or operational restrictions on the parking lot?
Answer: The property is located in the City of Sarasota and the City has regulatory authority. Please communicate with the City for specific answers.
Question: Who currently parks in the parking lot? Do they pay any rental for the use of the parking lot?
Answer: Currently the property is a public parking lot and no rental fees are paid.
Question: If the parking lot is sold and developed in the near future, where will the employees and guest utilizing this parking lot park their vehicles?
Answer: A County parking garage is located a few blocks away and there are other public parking lots nearby, as well as street parking.
Question: Can you provide the appraisal for the property and how the county assessed the value of the land for purchase?
Answer: Yes, the appraisal has been posted.
Question: Will the county submit to the board an offer under the asking price?
Answer: Only offers meeting the minimum bid price will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. However, County Administration will be notified of all offers that are received.