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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 »

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 »

Future Longboat Key defined by land use rules under review

Future Longboat Key defined by land use rules under review

According to Town Planning and Zoning Director Alaina Ray, 3,350 units on Longboat Key are non-conforming.

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

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs

Town undertakes rewrite of land development regs

The Town of Longboat Key over the last two years has struggled rewriting some of the loosest codes in its charter.  The Town Commission in December reviewed a fundamental land use regulation that will affect the redevelopment of the Colony and other major properties on Longboat Key in December. This regulation, the Planned Unit Development [...]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Floridays North-end hotel vote fails by 78%

Floridays North-end hotel vote fails by 78%

This year another development plan for a hotel at the north end, the Floridays’ project, was voted down by residents.In fact, more than 78 percent of voters in both Manatee and Sarasota County portions of Longboat Key were against the referendum, which sought to allow the developer, Floridays, the ability to put up to 120 [...]

January 2, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rooftop decks drive home heights on Longboat

Rooftop decks drive home heights on Longboat

Jim Brown said that the Halyard home built the maximum that was allowed by code and, “We want to say, you have to do the minimum.”

January 2, 2017 | 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 »