The Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board delayed a recommendation to the Town Commission on owner Alan Moore’s request to change Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina, 800 Broadway, to a residential site.
Moore says he won’t be able to renegotiate his business’s double-digit interest-rate loans that are due in January if the planning board doesn’t move his request along to the commission next month.
Also at its regular meeting, the planning board:
• A request by Ringling College of Art and Design to delay a site-plan application for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The issuance of a building permit will be extended to June 30, 2012.
• A site-plan amendment for The Longboat Key Club Moorings Marina, 2800 Harbourside Drive, to allow for the addition of 13 parking spaces.
• Suggestions put together by town staff that depict different types of welcome signs that can be placed at the island’s north and south ends as part of a $500,000 grant awarded as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The planning board’s suggestions will be forwarded to the Town Commission for review at its Thursday, Sept. 24 regular workshop.
For more information on Moore's request, pick up a copy of the Thursday, Sept. 17 Longboat Observer.
Contact Kurt Schultheis at email@example.com.
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- It is hard for me to believe that Moore's request would be denied after an election demonstrated citizens of the island supported Moore's request. I guess the planning board is not interested in citizens' opinions about the key. Maybe we need to look at whose opinions should count.
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