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Whittall fields Colony concerns, compliments on campaign trail

Whittall fields Colony concerns,  compliments on campaign trail

As the vote nears, Longboat Key News spoke with Whittall about what he is hearing on his campaign trail and his reaction to the pros and cons.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units.

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

Colony future in hands of voters, Town

Colony future in hands of voters, Town

Unicorp President Chuck Whittall has been at work this year to coalese his development plan for the Colony. He’s been meeting with the Town Commission in an effort to put part of the plan before voters in March 2017 via referendum. The referendum will ask voters whether an additional 180 residential units be assigned for [...]

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

Michael Saunders talks art, perseverance, drive, passion and the Colony

Michael Saunders talks art, perseverance, drive, passion and the Colony

Saunders urges all Longboaters to become educated about the proposed development of the Colony property, which she calls the “finest piece of land in the State of Florida.” She stressed that Longboat Key residents should “think bigger” than the traffic issues and look down the road to the island’s future.

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Gourmet fun served at Longboat Key Lawn Party

Gourmet fun served at Longboat Key Lawn Party

  About 1,000 Longboat Key residence, visitors and supporters came out to dine on gourmet samplings from more than 30 area restaurants and to listen to Blues Pig band as well as support the annual fundraiser that donates money to the Longboat Key Kiwanis student scholarship program as well as area charities.  

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Key Events, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Town tussles over Colony ballot language for density

Town tussles over Colony ballot language for density

“Our job is to let the electors decide if they want the project, not to teach him how to negotiate, or worse yet, to interfere.” — Commissioner Irwin Pastor

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

How Marijuana, Trump and Clint Eastwood can make the Colony Resort great again

We do not need to wonder how this will play out. We do not need to analyze how well Trump will do or what the future of the Republican or Democratic party will be in America. All we have to do is lay down in bed, turn on a network or read on the Internet and we will know what to think.

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Unicorp seeks public vote for Colony residential units

Unicorp seeks public vote for Colony residential units

Unicorp has a proposal before the owners of the Colony units to redevelop the resort into a combination of 180 hotel rooms, 180 condominium units and 57 fractionally-owned units.

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »