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Marketing from the top

Marketing from the top

At the pinnacle of Longboat luxury properties stands the Ohana Estate priced at $19.9 million.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

How do we fight an avalanche of stupidity on Longboat Key?

It is a classic legislative bait and switch. Voters were sold the idea of allowing the reconstruction of an existing building. But now, 10 years later, the push is to forever make all of the existing units “conforming” in new zoning districts and then set new redevelopment parameters.

May 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

Let’s stop watching the Colony Porn Channel

When it comes to the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment a bizarre form of land use porn has emerged and I hear otherwise sane people getting caught up in images and feelings that have little or no basis in anything resembling reality.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost

Town buys Amore Restaurant, Art & Cultural center gets boost

“It makes me sick, but I will vote to go along with this and not stand in the way of what I think would be the will of the commission,” — Vice Mayor Phill Younger

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Town looks to purchase Amore Restaurant for $2.2 million

Rooks said he is “very emotional,” about the idea of selling the restaurant, which he bought for $1.2 million more than 10 years ago.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat redevelopment rules bring fierce debate and dissent

Longboat redevelopment rules bring fierce debate and dissent

“I see some dangers in this getting out of hand and circumventing all that has come before us.”

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

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 »

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 »

Longboat’s referenda failed

Longboat’s referenda failed

Longboat Key’s election had two referenda which requested to convert commercially zoned properties into residential. Neither of the referenda passed. Harbour Square Against:  2,994  In Favor: 1,972 Manatee:  For:     658       Against:    995 Sarasota:  For:  1,314       Against: 1,999   Whitney Plaza Against:  3,055  In Favor: 2,008 Manatee:  [...]

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »