Comprehensive Plan Oversight

Oversight of Local Government Comprehensive Planning Last Stand believes good land-use planning protects quality of life, natural resources, community character and property values. Good land-use planning is important because it affects many aspects of our daily...

Key West Channel Dredging: Milestones

Proponents for dredging the Key West harbour channel have been working for years to get a wider channel that would allow cruise lines to bring in larger ships with less reliance on tug boats.  Here is a summary of some key events: Army Corps of Engineers...

Peary Court Will Have Affordable Housing

Peary Court's private developer and the Key West City Commission have agreed that any development will include at least 48 units of affordable workforce housing.  The agreement was reached after several meetings and rounds of...

Maintaining Simonton Beach for Public Use

Key West has now leased Simonton Beach to a private operator in the hope that private enterprise can reestablish a successful public facility.  The beach itself will remain free and open to the public as outlined in the lease. The restrooms are scheduled to...

The Future of Cruise Tourism in Key West

Dr. Ross A. Klein, Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, presented "Charting a Course:  The Future of Cruise Tourism in Key West" at Last Stand's Annual Meeting on February 1st, 2013. Dr. Klein summarized the history of the...