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Town votes for Hilton zoning fix

Town votes for Hilton zoning fix

The impetus is to create a method to allocate from the pool of 250 tourism units.

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Planning arrives by evolution, not pre-design or committees

Planning arrives by evolution, not pre-design or committees

There seems to be the imminent threat of losing our Hilton because of the inaction of the Town in accepting and timely processing that hotel’s plans for Expansion.

February 7, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Getting the Town back in the business of regulating development

Getting the Town back in the business of regulating development

In fact, how many of our citizenry really want more housing and commercialism on our island? Let me suggest that we follow the law and have a referendum to resolve the matter.

January 26, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Town Manager lays out terms for reopening Colony units

Town Manager lays out terms for reopening Colony units

In a memo sent by Town Manager Dave Bullock to Colony Association of Unit Owners President Jay Yablon, Bullock made clear that any attempt to perform construction work on any part of the Association-controlled Colony property will require the written consent of the Association.

January 26, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Election 2013: Profile on Phill Younger

Longboat Key Election 2013: Profile on Phill Younger

‘I’ve brought the ability to do objective, in depth research to get to the heart of the matter, to look at the economics and the overall feasibility of something and weigh it and present it.’

January 26, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Election 2013: Profile on Gene Jaleski

Longboat Key Election 2013: Profile on Gene Jaleski

‘My engineering background, along with decades of active participation in community affairs, allow me to work with local government staff to achieve optimal results.’

January 26, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Units may open at Colony

Units may open at Colony

The initiative to renovate and open four beachfront units at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort cuts to the heart of two strategies

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town debates ‘Paint Police’ vs. property degradation

Town debates ‘Paint Police’ vs. property degradation

‘I am concerned — we have chipping paint — so now the paint police? Now we are talking aesthetics, which have nothing to do with health and safety.’

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, z | Read More »

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Mayor Jim Brown

The key is aging rapidly and you cannot ignore that, and one of the main problems is getting people to recognize it; and this commission is trying to solve that. There’s a problem with getting people to recognize that the key needs to be kept up. Most of the key was built before 1980, and the Comprehensive Plan was written in 1984, which means as soon as the plan was written, most of the buildings were immediately not up to code. We need to recognize that and make them better,”

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Larry Grossman

Longboat Election 2013: Profile on Larry Grossman

“The town had changed, and the zoning stayed the same, so we needed to update the zoning and had to have a finer instrument for zoning that is customized and fit each area’s needs.”

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »