The Planning and Zoning Board will review a site plan amendment for the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort at its 9 a.m. Dec. 17 meeting that asks for 85 of the town’s 250 tourism unit pool as part of a $24 million renovation-and-expansion project.
Delray Beach-based Ocean Properties Ltd., owner of the Hilton and the Resort at Longboat Key Club, submitted a site plan application in September for its long anticipated project.
If approved, the Hilton project is the first applicant to take advantage of the town-wide 250 tourism until pool that’s been waiting for applicants to apply for additional units since 2008.
The site plan application submitted Sept. 4 calls for redeveloping existing Hilton buildings and the 102-rooms that currently sit on the site, while also acquiring 85 of the town’s additional tourism units that would be used for a new tower on the property.
The application states: “The Longboat Key hotel must be completely redeveloped and modernized to attract the affluent, upscale visitors that historically supported the local economy of Longboat Key.”
Pending approval, the project could begin in the first or second quarter of 2014.
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