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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 »

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 »