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Hilton expansion on agenda

Hilton expansion on agenda

Hilton seeks 85 additional hotel rooms and complete renovation including 150-seat restaurant.

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

2013 Year in Review: Stories that shaped Longboat Key — The Colony, Cell Towers, Pension reform, Hilton, Planning with the ULI, Elections & more…

2013 Year in Review: Stories that shaped Longboat Key — The Colony, Cell Towers, Pension reform, Hilton, Planning with the ULI, Elections & more…

At the end of each year, Longboat Key News reviews the events and issues that shape the town and its future. Many events are ongoing and have been debated over several years and multiple commissions such as structural solutions to North End beach erosion, whether there should be a cell tower, as well as the […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Planning and Zoning recommends Hilton plan

Planning and Zoning recommends Hilton plan

Ocean Properties Ltd. Vice President Andy Berger made his presentation to the Planning and Zoning Board at its Tuesday meeting, hoping the board would approve the site-plan amendment for the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort. The site plan includes 85 units of the town’s 250 tourism unit pool as part of a $30 million renovation […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key: Will our future be as bright?

Longboat Key: Will our future be as bright?

Today we have a cell tower policy so strict it is the legislative equivalent of saying you can only have a child by virgin birth. Unfortunately, that, too, is under assault.

May 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Height for Hilton on agenda

Height for Hilton on agenda

The ordinance would allow an increase in height restrictions by allowing one additional story

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Proposed height code changes to allow units at Hilton and other Tourism properties

Proposed height code changes to allow units at Hilton and other Tourism properties

Longboat Key town commissioners approved changes to the town regulations controlling the height code that will allow expansion at the Hilton property and other tourist zoned districts to accommodate additional tourism units. Town Manager David Bullock said the change allows additional height to be granted through a site plan process rather than an outline development […]

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Conflicting codes cause confusion

Conflicting codes cause confusion

Any time a developer adds dwelling units to a site, a compensating amount of money must be placed into a fund for the town to acquire open and recreational park space.

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

Brown, Younger, Pastor are Longboat’s best vote

A true analysis clearly shows the logic and rationale to vote for incumbent Jim Brown over Larry Grossman, incumbent Phill Younger over Gene Jaleski and challenger Irwin Pastor over Terry Gans.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Keeping Longboat ‘Longboat’

Keeping Longboat ‘Longboat’

LBK’s residents must soon decide whether they are willing to allow a large increase in housing density on the island. If they wait too long, it may be too late to save the island and Longboat will no longer be the “Longboat” we all learned to love.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Cell tower policy change debated

Cell tower policy change debated

“I do not agree we are in violation of state or federal law. …It is like a chef started whisking and frothing up a cell tower policy language on the fly.”

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »