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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 »

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs

The Town of Longboat Key over the last two years has struggled rewriting some of the loosest codes in its charter.  The Town Commission in December reviewed a fundamental land use regulation that will affect the redevelopment of the Colony and other major properties on Longboat Key in December. This regulation, the Planned Unit Development [...]

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

What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all?

What would Christmas be without plastic surgery, dog parks, the Colony and the greatest gift of all?

Watching the Colony over the past eight years is the equivalent of witnessing a roomful of schizophrenics dosed on LSD cavorting with attorneys in front of demented and often confused judges. But the bad trip is nearly over.

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | 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 »

Colony ballot language vote leads to tussle on Commission

Colony ballot language vote leads to tussle on Commission

“Tonight there is one simple issue before you, you will have important and controversial issues before you in the future, but I believe voters are expecting to vote on this issue.”

December 21, 2016 | Posted in 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 »

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 »