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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 »

Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission

Rules governing Longboat and Colony redevelopment head to Town Commission

P&Z board put a maximum cap of 80 feet on any building.

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 »

Unicorp outlines Colony plans to LBK Rotary

Unicorp outlines Colony plans to LBK Rotary

Whittall describes the years of Colony litigation as a “ball of string, hair, and fishwire all tangled up together.” that all need to be unwound.”

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

Town allows Colony voter request to move forward

Town allows Colony voter request to move forward

“It took us six years to get where we are now. It is inconceivable that unit owners would settle for less than what Unicorp offered.” — Commissioner Irwin Pastor

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

P&Z seeks rules that could preclude Unicorp’s Colony plan

“The town developing rules that would preclude the redevelopment of the property using a mixed residential and tourism use would deprive both me and the owners of their rights and would lower the value of the property tremendously.”

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire

Town close to falling into litigious Colony quagmire

Our community leaders are once again playing chicken with lawsuits, development rights and how to go about applying the rules in a fair and equitable manner. And it could all affect the outcome at the Colony as well as the chances that the Town gets sued.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

Colony seeks to keep 237 units

An obvious determinant of the value of the Colony is the number of units that will be allowed to be rebuilt.

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »