As Sarasota continues to have a discussion about the usefullness of adcades, Main street at Lakewood Ranch presents an alternative - small "bump-outs" on the second and third stories that jut out slightly over the sidewalk.
These bump-outs extend only 3-4 feet, about the same as the awnings that line the streets. Excellent views up and down the street are given to each condo owner.
This seems to compliment both the pedestrian experience as well as the condo owner.
Now, if Sarasota would only require a more reasonable height, we too could have a more friendly pedestrian experience.