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Longboat home height and size rules under assault

Longboat home height and size rules under assault

The Town Commission and especially the community should be wary of two changes to Longboat Key’s building and zoning codes that threaten to undermine the integrity of the island.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Death by a thousand cuts: A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Death by a thousand cuts:  A call to arms — Saving our paradise

Will this contribute to the beauty of the town and its eventual prosperity and quality of life? It would be foolhardy to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How high and how big should we build?

How high and how big should we build?

Both controversial code changes were approved by the LBK Planning and Zoning Board. Commision to debate on Tuesday

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Commission to discuss resident-only parking plan

Commission to discuss resident-only parking plan

The Longbeach Village Association has advocated for resident-only permit parking along the public roadways of the Village.

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

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

Where cars and community collide on north Longboat Key

The conflict arrives in the form of hundreds, if not thousands, of diners who descend on two of the island’s most popular eateries – The Mar Vista and The Shore. The nexus of the conflict is born from the fact that the two restaurants are surrounded by the otherwise quiet residential Village.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a commercial operation that has little to do with Selby other than serving as financial fuel.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

It is the parking garage and restaurant that has drawn criticism primarily from neighbors to the east and south who believe they will be impacted by an increase in activity at the site

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Selby contends the expansion is wise from a land-use standpoint. Neighbors disagree, citing the plan’s height, rooftop restaurant and commensurate traffic.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

“A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »