Welcome to Rosemary District Association

Our vision is to become Sarasota's complete live/work/play neighborhood — celebrating creativity, innovation and the arts while respecting and preserving the area's cultural heritage.

Working together, we can make it happen. Learn more — here.

Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30–7:00 pm
Rosemary District Community Meeting
In-Person at WSLR/Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court

Please follow Fogartyville Covid Safety Protocols

OR Stream meeting HERE

Agenda Here

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Rosemary District


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The Historic Marker near the corner of Central Avenue and Boulevard of the Arts (formerly 6th Street) marks the heart of Rosemary District. Established in the 1880s, the area called Overtown was a thriving live/work/play African-American community.

Today, it is a growing, thriving and diverse live/work/play community.

Learn more about Rosemary District — past and present.

RDA is a unique organization comprised of neighborhood residents, business owners, non-profit agencies and property owners working together to achieve our common vision. We welcome your participation, whether it's subscribing to our newsletter, becoming a member, volunteering for a committee or project, or running for the Board of Directors.

Find your place — here.


News & Events

Wed., Oct. 20 at 5:30 PM

Community Meeting
In-Person plus Streaming

WSLR/Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court 

Streaming Link HERE

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View the recording of the July 21st

In Person Community Meeting


Read the RDA Newsletter regularly for news about events in Rosemary District and local government actions affecting our community.

View photos of past events — here.