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Upset residents pack City Hall to watch Commission pass Lido Pavilion plan 4-1

Upset residents pack City Hall to watch Commission pass Lido Pavilion plan 4-1

“The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Commissioner Jen Ahearn Koch. Hagen Brody said he could not disagree more.

January 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota seeks to stop truck traffic

Sarasota seeks to stop truck traffic

Staff is proposing to designate specific routes for trucks, including arterial streets and collectors.

January 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Final candidates ready for LBK election

Final candidates ready for LBK election

The town commission body could be changing shape soon, as there are multiple new candidates on the election field. The Nov. 20 deadline for the March 2018 Longboat Key election has come and gone, and the final list of candidates are now qualified. With Planning and Zoning Board member and chair BJ Bishop withdrawing from […]

January 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Video Voyeur could lose home as Town closes in

Longboat Video Voyeur could lose home as Town closes in

Longboat Detective Robert Bourque says that of the 25 suspected victims he has contacted so far, only one said they knew that Wayne Natt was filming them.

January 15, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion

Longboat seeks to stabilize north-end erosion

“I recommend we come at this with a lower quality sand than we have tolerated in other projects.”

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Amid protest, Sarasota approves lease of Lido Beach Pavilion

Amid protest, Sarasota approves lease of Lido Beach Pavilion

“The community doesn’t want this and my boss is the community and they tell me they don’t want this,” said Koch. Commissioner Hagen Brody said he could not disagree more.with Koch.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront

Managing Director Announced to Oversee Master Plan of Sarasota’s 42-Acre City-Owned Bayfront

The Board of Directors of Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization announced Nov. 21 William Waddill has been selected as Managing Director. After a selection process that spanned nearly six months, Waddill will lead the Master Plan development with design and planning firm Sasaki to re-imagine the 42-acre city-owned Bayfront. The announcement was made at a publicly noticed […]

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Will Lido Pool Plan take dive?

Will Lido Pool Plan take dive?

“It’s not like we are Clearwater Beach, which has a large commercial beachfront. We have a beautiful, quiet, family beach, which the tourists love and it sits next to a lot of residential neighborhoods who don’t want this.”

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town

Longboat Video Voyeur may lose home to Town

Longboat Key’s video voyeur who was arrested in September for secretly video taping guests and their sexual acts at his AirBnB rental could lose his condominium unit according to police.

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

L’Ambiance condo sells for $4.8 million; seller Howard C. Tibbals created the Howard Bros. Circus at Ringling

A first-floor double sized unit at L’Ambiance on south Longboat Key closed on Nov. 17 for $4.8 million. Of note is the residence was the long-time home of  Howard C. Tibbals, creater of the Howard Bros. Circus, which is a ¾-inch-to-the-foot scale replica of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus located on the Ringling […]

December 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »