Manatee County will change forever.
There is a disease in our county called Long Bar Pointe and especially the countywide text amendment to our comprehensive plans. The purpose of the text is to encourage water-related or water-enhanced uses, a component of mixed-use projects located along coastal zones and adjacent to navigable waters and arterial roads.
If the promoters can pull this off, it's not too crazy that our permanent erosion control and construction line on Anna Maria Island could be done away with.
These guys probably have a group of investors and connections with local state and federal governments.
Developer Carlos Beruff says this will be magnificent. Hundreds of people believe this will be a horrible mess. It's a disgrace.
Katie Pierola, former chair, Beach Action CommitteeBradenton