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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 »

Longboat home height raises ire, call for code revisions

Longboat home height raises ire, call for code revisions

“I wish to register my objection to this massive elevated building roof structure which is inconsistent with the character of our existing neighborhood.”

December 15, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, 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 »

Planning Longboat’s future moves forward in Town Hall

Planning Longboat’s future moves forward in Town Hall

The PUD process will allow architectural and site innovation as well as an opportunity to re-imagine many of the aging multi-acre residential properties in ways that could enhance property values and the market in years to come.

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

Town tackles future zoning codes

Town tackles future zoning codes

‘Do our rules and comprehensive plan serve the town well, or have we outgrown some of them?’

October 27, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Site plan surprise for town leaders

Site plan surprise for town leaders

The Longboat Key Town Commission was surprised at Monday’s workshop when it found that a request to return final site plan approval to the Planning and Zoning Board was not as clear cut and simple as it initially appeared.

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Alaina Ray named Planning Director

Alaina Ray named Planning Director

This week, acting Planning, Zoning and Building Director Alaina Ray was named as the permanent Planning, Zoning and Building Director. Ray is a former planner with the Department and was named acting Planning, Zoning and Building Director in September after then Planning, Zoning and Building Director Robin Meyer resigned on Sept. 24. Meyer received three [...]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat looks to ban boat trailers in front yards

Longboat looks to ban boat trailers in front yards

‘We are talking about increasing aesthetics and property values; not to have an ordinance would be counter productive.’

September 23, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The beach and other issues

The beach and other issues

Without the beach as you know it, the crash in local real estate values will make the past history not a crash but a blip.

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Holiday Beach Resort to be demolished next week

Holiday Beach Resort to be demolished next week

The Holiday Beach Resort (not the Holiday Inn) will be demolished this week to make way for construction of the 11-unit Infinity Condominium. Beginning demolition will start Thursday, Aug. 1 and the three days prior to demolition, Longboat Key Fire Rescue will use the site for drills. The resort was built in 1956 and the [...]

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »