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LBK Beach plan moves forward But will it be enough?

LBK Beach plan moves forward But will it be enough?

The ‘hot spot’ of beach erosion in front of Longbeach Condominiums and 360 North Condominiums has long been a challenge for Longboat Key beach engineers.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach

Longboat plans to bolster north-end beach

Town of Longboat Key Commissioners in 2018 directed town staff and Olsen Associates, the town’s beach engineering firm, to progress forward with the permitting of five groins at the north end of the island. The commission decided, temporarily at least, to only build four. The reason for the contingency plan on the fifth groin is […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand Lido bound

Emergency sand Lido bound

City staff says the project should take three months and sand dredged from New Pass will be used to buttress the shoreline.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North Longboat beach about to get bigger

North Longboat beach about to get bigger

Sand trucks will start arriving on Wednesday and the sand will be spread on the beach from North Shore Road north.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

Town fashions beach plan to combat erosion

“Let me say what is really on my mind. Manatee County has had little interest in maintaining this portion of the island. It seems to be an annoyance to them.”

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Bobby Jones Golf Course and the new hospital discussed at special Longboat Key meeting.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rapid erosion troubles Lido Shores residents

Rapid erosion troubles Lido Shores residents

Private property and pubic beach threatened by severe erosion along Lido Shores.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge says Lido sand project should proceed

Judge says Lido sand project should proceed

The plan to dredge Big Sarasota Pass and renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of south Lido Key Beach moves forward.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mayor seeks Manatee money for beach fix

Mayor seeks Manatee money for beach fix

Longboat Key wants Manatee to pay for a portion of the beach plan.

January 21, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »