Hotel, residential tower planned for mid-Main Street

A developer has filed plans with the city to construct a 17-story building with 129 hotel rooms and 54 residential units at 1703 Main St.

If approved, the building would be Main Street’s only hotel and one of the tallest structures in Sarasota east of Five Points.

The applicant, Aventura, Florida-based Trepp Developments, is requesting a special exception to the 10-story height limit for properties in the downtown core. The city’s zoning code includes a provision that allows the director of development services to approve up to two buildings that exceed the downtown core height restriction, allowing projects up to 180 feet tall….