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Longboat faces Key questions as density cap reversed by judge

Longboat faces Key questions as density cap reversed by judge

How many units will a developer/property owner be allowed to build on a site in Longboat Key’s future? How tall will the building be permitted to rise and will it have to be “compatible” with the neighbors? Will the future Longboat Key Club redevelopment use existing density or some other method to expand?

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Who should approve LBK site plans?

Who should approve LBK site plans?

The Longboat Key Town Commission is looking to remove itself from one of its primary responsibilities: the approval of development site plans.

April 21, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Guests wildly entertained at SFF Cinema Tropicale

Guests wildly entertained at SFF Cinema Tropicale

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April 21, 2014 | Posted in Key Events, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Key couple wins right to build home

Key couple wins right to build home

Board Chair Gaele Barthhold asked several times for on-point testimony from the opponents to the request and their attorney to substantiate their contention.

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fiscal transparency draws attention

Fiscal transparency draws attention

“Longboat Key is blazing a trail in this area, because the other sites out there are drilling down the expenditures, not the revenue.”

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

In Memory of Bob Craft

In Memory of Bob Craft

he community of Longboat Key honored Bob Craft with a tribute on Thursday, April 10, at the Longboat Library. A bismarckia palm was planted in front of the library to go along with a plaque dedicated to Craft. His wife, Alycia, read a memorial tribute to Bob.
Captain Bob Craft of Longboat Key, Fl. passed away on April 10, 2013, at age 70. Bob was born In Louisville, Ky. on January 21, 1943. He was survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Alycia Araneo Craft formerly of Charleston, S.C.

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

Longboat Commission extends Colony rights until August 2016; Town pushed for permanent zoning

“We should abandon this outdated approach. The unit owners did not create the nonconformities — the property was downzoned in the 1980s. This approach is counter productive and not getting us anywhere.”

April 8, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony rat response: there are none

Colony rat response: there are none

There is no rodent problem at The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, just a series of misconceptions and misunderstandings, according to Association of Unit Owners President Jay Yablon.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan

Windward Bay jewelry thief arrest leads to Manhattan

Last week’s arrest of longtime Windward Bay Condominium maintenance supervisor Michael Artman has spurred an investigation that stretches all the way from Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach to the jewelry markets of New York.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Colony asks town to extend unit count

Colony asks town to extend unit count

Will the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort’s 237 units be grandfathered?

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »