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LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear

LBK Town Center moves forward; final plan unclear

The Town has been busy developing the site into an outdoor venue, while preserving buildable area for a future community facility when and if the funding and wherewithal manifests.

May 12, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat officer fired following fatal crash

Longboat officer fired following fatal crash

Officer found in violation of Longboat protocols following crash that killed Charles and Margery Barancik.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

Restaurant parking rules face revamp

The proposed ordinance will require one parking space per 150 square feet of building space in a restaurant.

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Year in Review – City of Sarasota places roundabouts

Longboat Key leaders have long voiced concerns that the roundabout planned at US 41 and Gulfstream Avenue will slow traffic, create back-ups along the bridge and possibly impede evacuation attempts. The champions of roundabouts include the City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which maintains the state-controlled roadway. Longboat officials, including Commissioner […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Year in Review – Undergrounding Longboat’s utilities

Year in Review – Undergrounding Longboat’s utilities

In July of 2019, the Town of Longboat Key began its $49.1 million underground utilities project along Gulf of Mexico Drive. The project consists of undergrounding the town’s electrical conduit and fiber optics all up and down Gulf of Mexico Drive and into residential neighborhoods. The project is estimated to take three and a half […]

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Code talk leads to Town Hall kerfuffle

Code talk leads to Town Hall kerfuffle

Commissioner Pastor urges board to fast-track rules on redevelopment. Strong disagreement ensues.

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

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

St. Regis Longboat Key wins final approval to replace Colony

“If you cut it down more, we will not have a St. Regis on Longboat Key. I have no more pounds of flesh to give you,” said Whittall. The Commission then voted 6-1 to approve his plan.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

Turtle Ordinance Awareness message utilizing CodeRED

The Town of Longboat Key used the CodeRED alert system, which sends auto messages to the phones of anyone who signs up at the town’s website, to notify Longboaters of sea turtle nesting safety. It is the middle of the turtle nesting season and there have been reports of several hatchling disorientations and stuck turtles. […]

July 28, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Key Recreation, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

How the Town attorneys unwittingly saved the Longboat Commission in the Colony mess

The financial exposure to the Town for attempting to strip away building rights is tremendous.

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

Longboat Key / Urban Land Institute planning session draws near

The Town of Longboat Key revealed to Longboat Key News the names of near 150 Longboat Key residents, business owners and interested parties who will be included in an all day interview session.

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »