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Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unit owners can’t stay in their units for longer than 30 days, no matter what kind of project is eventually built.
Longboat Key Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013 4 years ago

Colony units can't be fulltime residences

by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

Town Manager Dave Bullock issued a memo dated March 25, informing Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unit owners their units are for tourism use only.

Based on the town’s definition of a tourism use, Bullock explains “a tourism unit may only be occupied, whether by the owner or a guest, for less than 30 days or one calendar month, whichever is less.”

“For the same person(s) to remain using the unit, the unit would have to be vacated for a period of time each 30 days per month in order to not violate the town’s zoning code,” Bullock wrote. “Furthermore, use by owners (rather than guests) is not (proper) use of the property and therefore, owners of tourism units must be mindful to not violate the purpose that tourism units are for “transient lodging purposes” (i.e. guests) under the town code.”

The memo was meant to address questions from unit owners about how their properties can currently be used.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].

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