Currently 3 Responses
- To whom it may concern:
Speaking as an Owner of a unit at IOTB and briefly a director on the board, I experienced first hand what it was like to work closely with the LBKC/LOEB management over some tuff issues that we were facing at the time. Everything LBKC/LOEB has said they would do, their actions have followed suit. The development that LOEB is proposing is an economic stimulus to the Key and the surrounding communities, along with providing a sustainable quality development and tax base. In such bad economic times, LBK is fortunate to have an opportunity like the one LOEB is proposing, for that matter any time a community is able to get an added asset like the one being proposed communities should go out of their way to make it happen. The revenue from permits and fees, along with improved infrastructure will be a huge benefit to the community, along with the construction, service and sustainable jobs and revenue that the development will create.
LBKC/LOEB, you have my vote and support.
Long Boat Key, thank you in advance for an expedite approval process.
Jon C. Greco/IOTB Unit Owner
- It is not factual that the Club's expansion plan is "economic salvation" for LBK. Loeb is a manager of property and has never built anything. We will be lining their pockets to pass the code modifications so they can sell the rights to the highest bidder. What about the thousands of people who bought expensive residences believing that the rules wouldn't change in the middle of the game? If they wanted to live in a highly commercialized area, they would have purchased elsewhere! Should we just throw them to the dogs for the imaginary "greater good".
- At what point does objective opposition become obsessive obstructionism? One might question if the greater good of economic salvation is slipping down the slope of perpetual delay, to the detriment of the ninety percent of LBK residents who may come to regret killing the only gold egg laying goose left on our island. Enough drama - if this Commission can't see what to do, perhaps the next one will.
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