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Plans pending for old hotel site

If all goes as planned, town houses with a lot of garden area will stand on the site of Huntington Village at 226 Fourth Ave. N. Owner Derwin Smith, who has decided to demolish the aging hotel, says the new plan is awaiting approval of the city. Smith says he's working with the Wadsworth Development Company to finalize plans. "The name and logo of the Huntington Village may live on as the trademark" of the project, Smith said. The plan calls for 30 town homes designed to reflect early Key West homes, the era Smith said "influenced the original architecture of the Huntington Hotel." No date has been set for the demolition of the 1890s vintage hotel, the ground floor of which had until recently served as space for antiques and crafts dealers.

A flock feasts

These white ibis find plenty to eat in the flooded fields in front of Boca Ciega High School.