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St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

St. Regis Hotel moves ahead as attorneys battle for hours

It was contentious. It was harrowing. But after two days of deliberations, Unicorp’s application to build a St. Regis Hotel and Residences received a 5-2 vote of approval for the first of two readings by the Longboat Key Town Commission last week.

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

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Colony Occupancy: a case of conditions

Longboat Key Commissioners asked Town Manager Dave Bullock what the process and procedure is for any re-occupancy of the resort.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

Town permits Colony unit owners to renovate; owner says more to come

‘Once we get out units fixed up we will take immediate steps to turn the water and sewer back on so that a number of units will be habitable as soon as possible. We are confident that the Town will not stand in our way.’

August 31, 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“We should abandon this outdated approach.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 »

The Colony: 49 Percent is not enough

The Colony: 49 Percent is not enough

We have spent too much time on new plans that cannot work.

April 15, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Who will the new Colony be for?

Who will the new Colony be for?

If the proposed developers get a hold of the Colony, it will certainly not be for the owners who have been there for decades.

April 9, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Bullock serves Colony list of maintenance issues; owners face timeline

Bullock serves Colony list of maintenance issues; owners face timeline

Should the deficiencies not be addressed or a plan not received by April 12, 2013, the Town will be forced to take action. The Town will remedy the deficiencies by utilizing the Association cash bond or initiating code enforcement or nuisance proceedings, whichever is applicable,” wrote Bullock.

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Don’t bulldoze my home

Don’t bulldoze my home

BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com There are some people in this town who want to bulldoze the 237 condos at the Colony Beach and Tennis Club. Georgie McFarland commented in the Longboat Key News, “Most of the Colony should be bulldozed immediately.” People are also understandably tired of the legal fights and the loss of […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Colony owners dispute Klauber’s concerns

Colony owners dispute Klauber’s concerns

Colony unit owner Blake Fleetwood made it clear that while he admires former Colony President Murf Klauber, his vision and what he created at the Colony, the conditions are nowhere near as dilapidated as Klauber alleged at last week’s Town Commission meeting

April 1, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »