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Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Fate of revamped Colony plan in hands of Town Commission

Unicorp is back with plan for 102 condos and 166-room hotel. Height dropped to 65 feet. Commission to decide.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

Whittall on Colony: ‘We have listened to Longboat’

“It’s the chicken or egg. If the town turns us down to build this, why would I want to buy Andy’s property?”

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry

Town rebuffs Colony height inquiry

“Mr. Mayor, I think you are totally out of order. This has not been noticed,” said Spoll.

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The people have spoken

The people have spoken

It is clear from the last three referendum votes that residents on Longboat Key no longer wish to have more hotel/motel rooms in their community.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

We’ve seen defeat, but what will victory look like at the Colony?

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper

Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper

Other sources say that since the PAC is opposing a referendum question and not a candidate, the donation may be proper.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

Village peppers candidates with heated questions and reactions

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com The Longboat Village hosted what looks to be the final public showdown between this year’s crop of commission candidates. The event was part of the Longbeach Village Association’s monthly meeting and allowed At-Large candidates Jim Brown and Gene Jaleski as well as District 4 candidates Jack Daly and […]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote

Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote

Unicorp president said he will lower the height of the buildings from 12 to 9 stories and reduce the number of condominiums from 180 to 108.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »