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Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

Is the Colony Longboat Key’s Vietnam?

We’ve seen defeat, but what will victory look like at the Colony?

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper

Whittall fears funding fueling Colony “No” votes improper

Other sources say that since the PAC is opposing a referendum question and not a candidate, the donation may be proper.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote

Whittall scales back Colony plan prior to vote

Unicorp president said he will lower the height of the buildings from 12 to 9 stories and reduce the number of condominiums from 180 to 108.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Whittall fields Colony concerns, compliments on campaign trail

Whittall fields Colony concerns,  compliments on campaign trail

As the vote nears, Longboat Key News spoke with Whittall about what he is hearing on his campaign trail and his reaction to the pros and cons.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

Whittall fields tough questions on Colony resort plan

The success of the proposal is contingent on gaining voter approval in March to add 180 residential units.

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

Colony future in hands of voters, Town

Colony future in hands of voters, Town

Unicorp President Chuck Whittall has been at work this year to coalese his development plan for the Colony. He’s been meeting with the Town Commission in an effort to put part of the plan before voters in March 2017 via referendum. The referendum will ask voters whether an additional 180 residential units be assigned for [...]

January 2, 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 »

Colony ballot language vote leads to tussle on Commission

Colony ballot language vote leads to tussle on Commission

“Tonight there is one simple issue before you, you will have important and controversial issues before you in the future, but I believe voters are expecting to vote on this issue.”

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The rise, the fall and the future of Longboat Key’s Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

The Town, the voters and Colony unit owners all have a say in the outcome.

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »