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Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

Colony demolished, St. Regis approved as ownership battle continues into 2019

For years, it appeared as if the legal battles between the ownership interests of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort were eclipsing any real progress toward redevelopment. This situation changed dramatically in 2018. On March 16, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved a plan to allow 166 St. Regis Hotel rooms and 78 St. […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town says ‘No’ to sales office at Colony site with 4-3 vote

Town says ‘No’ to sales office  at Colony site with 4-3 vote

“If you deny this, I will not be able to start until Spring of next year. If you delay this, and your code is unlike hundreds of other cities in the state of Florida, it will delay us by one year,” said Whittall.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun

Murf Klauber: Building a legacy through family, passion and fun

The energy, passion and imagination of Murf Klauber made an impression on generations of Longboaters. All along, he worked with the family he loved.

December 2, 2018 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Final check-out at Colony Resort

Final check-out at Colony Resort

Demolition contractors are set to demolish the final building — the mid-rise — as it was known at the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

November 19, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town pursues code tweak for St. Regis condo sales

Town pursues code tweak for St. Regis condo sales

Town Commission voted unanimously Monday to have town staff work on possible changes to the code to allow the
temporary sales structure for the St. Regis. Condominiums.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to decide on St. Regis sales office

Commission to decide on St. Regis sales office

Longboat Town Code does not allow sales offices on site without a building permit. Developer Chuck Whittall seeks to amend the rules so sales can begin at former Colony.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Planning Board says ‘No Sale’ to St. Regis developer’s request

Planning Board says ‘No Sale’ to St. Regis developer’s request

Whittall said that the sales office is intrinsic and instrumental to facilitate pre-sales of the condominiums he won approval to build last March.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Judge agrees: Colony must be demolished

Fire Marshal Lou Gagliardi provided testimony of termite and water damaged walls and support beams, delaminating roofs, collapsing structures and mold so prevalent that firefighters have a standing order to not enter Colony structures.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

Holdout sells interest as Colony demolition, new resort inch closer

  STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Yet another hurdle has been cleared by Unicorp President Chuck Whittall on Longboat Key. Whittall plans to build a 166 room St. Regis Hotel and 78 condominiums on the 17.3-acres that what once home to the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. On Friday, Whittall bought all of the interests owned by […]

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Judge strikes appeal of St. Regis Hotel project

Judge strikes appeal of St. Regis Hotel project

One unit owner filed a Writ or Certiorari saying that Unicorp did not have standing and Town did not follow its own rules. Judge is allowing Writ to be amended and refiled.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »