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Lido beach building to begin after judge dismisses latest challenge

Lido beach building to begin after judge dismisses latest challenge

Judge Merryday noted that the permit was issued for the project in March and that the “emergency” cited by Save Our Siesta Sand 2 is of their own creation and due to their tardiness.

July 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido beach building on target

Lido beach building on target

One area project that has not been slowed or stalled by coronavirus is the plan to rebuild Lido Beach.

May 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

Longboat voters support $34.5 million beach

The overall beach project includes $10 million for the installation of five rock groins that will be situated on the north end of Longboat Key.

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Town Manager talks traffic and building a beach

Longboat Town Manager talks traffic  and building a beach

Traffic is bad this year and next year may be worse says Town Manager Tom Harmer. He is working on many fronts.

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town to tap taxpayers $34.5 million for beach

Town to tap taxpayers $34.5 million for beach

Erosion and sea level rise are omnipresent concerns and the cost of sand has never been higher.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat staff seeks approval for sand strategy

Longboat staff seeks approval for sand strategy

The cost of the beach always comes down to the quality of sand desired and the method involved in transporting it to Longboat’s shore.

November 4, 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 »

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

Vice Mayor talks Longboat future

“The Community Arts Center will be a great thing for Longboaters who don’t want to run into Sarasota and it will allow plays, concerts, and ballet companies the opportunity to perform on the island.”

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

North Longboat shoaling raising concern

The North end of Longboat Key on the Bay side (AKA Beer Can or Greer Island) is shoaling so severely the lagoon enjoyed by wildlife and residents is almost cut off from access.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016

Sand starved beaches renourished in 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 18, the town began the first of this year’s three sand renourishment projects. The first grains of sand were spread at L’Ambiance as Norfolk Dredging Company commenced its project of transporting about 200,000 cubic yards of sand to the starved beach. The work at the south end took about a month and […]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »