Construction Update:

Construction will begin on Tuesday, August 24 with the closing of the intersection of Elm/Magnolia and W. Dearborn Street. Re-construction of that intersection will take approximately 30 days (depending on weather). The contractor, Wright Construction Group will continue moving east and constructing the improvements on the north side of W. Dearborn. They will continue east towards SR776 and circle back to the Elm/Magnolia intersection (with a target date) at the end of April 2022 and continue construction – moving west to Old Englewood Road. Attached is the traffic circulation plan and a color map as well. 

OEVA will continue to update progress going forward as soon as there is new information. Follow us for continued construction updates. We will attempt to answer any questions you have and if we cannot, will attempt to get you an official response from the source.

 

Detour Concept Map Road Closure Approval - Elm & Magnolia

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Old Englewood Village Association want to help businesses, artists

Published in the Englewood Sun
By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH STAFF WRITER​,  Updated 

ENGLEWOOD — An outdoor meeting at the Open Air Studio kicked off what members hope is a new era for the Old Englewood Village Association.

At 37 years old, the association is one of the oldest organizations in Englewood. Originally started as the Englewood Merchants Association, the nonprofit still functions to gather business people and others with investments in the heart of the community.

In recent years, the association’s been known for hosting the yearly Halloween Safe Walk and other holiday events.

But without an ability to get permits for those events in 2020, its members had to rethink their approach. They sponsored house-decorating contests at Halloween and Christmas, while encouraging people to come to the business district to check out the shops and maybe get a bite to eat while voting on the decorations.

OEVA bought the gift certificate prizes from local business owners.

In 2021, the association’s board wants to continue out-of-the box thinking while promoting local businesses and artists.

Arts overlay delay

At their annual board meeting this week, members talked about the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency — which hasn’t met in nearly a year — and its plans for an Arts Overlay District.

Sarasota County set up the district in 1999. Encompassing several blocks around Dearborn Street and McCall Road, it’s designed to re-inject tax dollars into projects that improve the area and gradually increase property values.

Englewood Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

Englewood Holiday Decorating Contest

And the winners of the Englewood Holiday Decorating Contest are...

(We will be contacting the winners with awards)

Halloween Safe Walk is out,

but house-decorating contest means happy haunting for Englewood

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY EDITOR

Published in the Englewood Sun

September 16, 2020

The Safe Walk on Dearborn is canceled this year so there will be no flash mob, but instead Englewood residents and businesses on Dearborn Street are encouraged to compete in a decoration contest. Residents can judge their top three favorite homes and businesses.

The Safe Walk on Dearborn is canceled this year so there will be no flash mob, but instead Englewood residents and businesses on Dearborn Street are encouraged to compete in a decoration contest. Residents can judge their top three favorite homes and businesses.  sun photo by ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

sun photo by ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

ENGLEWOOD — There will be no flash mob dancing or in-person candy giveaways at the annual Dearborn Street Safe Walk on Halloween.

No worries, say some business owners on Dearborn Street.

Englewood's Dearborn projects still moving forward

Englewood, Florida

By STEVE REILLY Staff Writer

Published in the Englewood Sun

Aug 22, 2020 Updated Aug 22, 2020

Dearborn Street, Englewood, Florida revitalization project

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood projects are moving forward, even though the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board has been on a health hiatus due to COVID-19 for months.

Sarasota County commissioners suspended advisory board meetings until further notice due to the health crisis, but a $7 million redesign project for West Dearborn Street is still in the works.

“Things are still moving forward,” said Debbie Marks, the county’s Community Redevelopment manager. Behind the scenes, she said, county staff has been working to bring projects to fruition.

Consulting Kimley-Horn engineers completed a new design for West Dearborn renovation that includes decorative crosswalk pavers, streetlights, landscaping, pedestrian and other streetscaping amenities.

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