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Mar Vista expansion creates complaints in historic Longboat Village

Mar Vista expansion creates complaints in historic Longboat Village

Neighbors say 331 possible patrons will flood residential area.

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission talks Colony condemnation, junk clearing on Monday

Commission talks Colony condemnation, junk clearing on Monday

The Longboat Key Town Commission will consider several Colony issues Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m., including options for increasing security, the removal of extraneous ‘junk,’ and defining exactly what constitutes tourism uses and what tourism uses are allowed at the now shuttered resort.

May 4, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The limits on growth?

The limits on growth?

These potential limits on growth here are all solvable problems. Serious planners should already be at work. Are they?”

April 22, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | 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 »

Town hires principal planner

Town hires principal planner

Alaina Ray started today, March 25, as principal planner for Longboat Key. She will work directly for Planning Zoning & Building Department Director Robin Meyer. Ray, a Certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP), has extensive experience with government agencies, citizens and organization. According to her resume and cover letter she has acted […]

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 »

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 »

Colony owners, Klaubers cease fire

Colony owners, Klaubers cease fire

‘We are finally at the point where everybody has decided to leave their lawyers at home and talk directly with one another to try to resolve these issues’

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

Cell tower policy shift to ease applications

Cell tower policy shift to ease applications

Why should cell towers ever be allowed to loom over single-family homes? Why should the Commission debate applications one-by-one in the face of pushy and charming attorneys when the height of our zoning districts are already set and have kept Longboat Key a community of scale and proportion.

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Election 2013

Longboat Key Election 2013

Candidates talk Longboat’s future and discuss Key issues in their own words.

February 18, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »