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An Insider’s Look at the Future of Quay Sarasota

Posted on June 22, 2021

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While Sarasota County has always been home some of the best beaches in the country and well known for our arts and culture, the up-and-coming hot spot in the region might be considered the “Rookie of the Year.” Quay Sarasota is garnering interest for locals and new homeowners alike, and its quickly becoming one of the most sought after addresses in Downtown Sarasota. Those “in the know” understand what lies ahead for this exciting community that enjoys a prime location on the bayfront, connecting Downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District with the parks, arts and entertainment of The Bay Sarasota. Here’s what all the buzz is about:

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A Truly Walkable Lifestyle

Quay Sarasota presents a 14-acre waterfront district blending a mix of luxury residential, upscale retail, waterfront dining, boutique hotel, premier marinas and promenades all in a scenic bayfront setting. It also provides locals direct access to Sarasota’s recreational trail system. The scenic trail is the perfect place for a jog or bike ride, but close-by Bayfront Park and Marina is known to be a local hot spot for yoga, paddle boarding, and canoeing. This makes the one-of-a-kind district the region’s newest lifestyle center as it provides a wide range of attractions within close proximity of each other.

Quay Sarasota enjoys an unmatched, walkable lifestyle with new ways to enjoy the Sarasota lifestyle. Its ideal bayfront location is also adjacent to the world-renown Ritz-Carlton and Westin Sarasota hotels that are home to world-class restaurants, bars, and spas. From the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Florida Studio Theatre, and the Sarasota Opera, there’s also no shortage of art and entertainment options nearby.

Live, Work and Play

Laying in the heart of Sarasota’s Bayfront District is the new epicenter of shopping and dining – Quay Sarasota. This waterfront development has been designed to connect downtown Sarasota and the Rosemary District with all the parks, arts, and the excitement of The Bay. Local residents will be able to live, work, shop, dine, and stay as it include up to 695 residential units, 175 hotel rooms, 38,922 square feet of office space and 189,050 square feet of commercial space for shopping and dining. With so many options available, residents can enjoy a delightful lunch and then head to a performance at the historic Van Wezel or explore the nearby galleries and shops on Palm Avenue. The Quay truly ties together a vibrant community to make it the most exciting lifestyle center coming to Sarasota.

Neighboring The Bay Sarasota

Just north of Quay is The Bay Sarasota. As Phase I of development is underway, Bayso and Sarasota residents are soon to be a short walking distance to a new and exciting social hub. This major redevelopment project is transforming the green open space of waterfront into a landmark destination featuring a new performing arts hall, waterfront promenade, amphitheater, watersport rentals and plenty of lush parks and open space for special events. Phase I of The Bay features the Sunset Boardwalk, Living Shoreline, Mangrove Bayou and The Lawns. These are social hubs of The Bay where residents can enjoy a West Coast Sunset picnic on The Lawns or a kayaking adventure through the Mangrove Bayou. Locals can engage with the Sarasota Bay intimately and respectfully through the Living Shoreline and Sunset Boardwalk at The Bay.

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Residential Sanctuary

As the area’s most anticipated address, Bayso Sarasota is the latest addition to Quay,
The 18-story tower features 149 residences offering two- and three- bedroom floorplans ranging from 1,600 sq. ft. to just under 2,500 sq. ft. Seven penthouses will also be offered ranging from 2,500 sq. ft. to just under 4,000 sq. ft. Beyond the access-controlled entry points residents will enjoy striking modern design and innovative amenities. Contemporary living spaces will include open great room designs with chef-inspired European kitchens, luxurious spa-like bath retreats with Grohe features and wide outdoor terraces.

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Designed to facilitate a carefree, comfortable lifestyle, Bayso will also provide private amenities and services. On the fifth level of the 18-floor building, an elevated Splash Lounge will open to a resort-style pool and spa deck with inviting cabanas that overlooks Sarasota Bay. Entertainment areas and an outdoor kitchen will be available for residents seeking a quiet sanctuary. The lobby level’s formal Residents Club Room will be the social centerpiece for gatherings, events and parties, complete with a catering kitchen and bar for entertaining. Bayso will also feature a newly designed co-working space, HomeWork, for its residents that are working remotely and want to separate “work” and “home.”

In addition to these highly sought-after amenities, residents will also enjoy a State-of-the-art Fitness Center, private dog park, Resident Board Room for private business meetings, on-site property management as well as dedicated lobby staff.

Bayso was designed by the renowned SB Architects, with its global headquarters in San Francisco. Premier Sotheby’s Realty has been selected as exclusive sales representation for Bayso. Construction on the innovative tower is currently underway, with expected completion by late 2023.

Priced from $1M, these residences are the perfect place to find a new Florida home. Bayso’s New Sales Gallery is located within Premier Sotheby’s Downtown office at 50 Central Ave, Suite 110. To learn more about Bayso call 941.220.0828.


ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A SELLER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This project has been filed in the state of Florida and no other state. Prices, terms and availability are subject to change at any time without notice. Actual improvements, including furnishings, fixtures, recreational facilities and amenities, may vary from those shown and views may not be available from all units. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy the condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation requires prior qualification.