Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Night Lights

How would you like to be the person who paid top dollar for the penthouse overlooking the neon L&C sign every night! This condo by Novare in Nashville isn't complete yet but I'm sure the owner is shopping for floor to ceiling blinds.

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Cove Apartments get a makeover

Well, more like a major facelift...An old college hangout is being transformed into a resort style gated community with 750 townhomes and condos. Located on Westshore just North of the Georgetown apts (which will undergo it's own transformation)-

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Stratford on Howard

Crescent Resources has announced plans to build Brownstones (complete with elevators) and loft-style flats where the old Stafford apartments and some single family homes once sat. This is one block north of Bayshore and across from Ceviche.

Goods things come in two's

WCI Communities announced plans to build two towers at Rocky Point. They will replace the existing Chase Suites Hotel. This announcement comes at the heels of Highpoint/Cortex unveiling their Blue Meridian project see below....

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Rocky Point Blue

Highpoint has released their plans for the Rocky Point site where Oasis was to be built (aka Green Iguana bar) I don't think the developer has done a project of this magnitude in Tampa. It will be called Blue meridian and based on this pic should be pretty nice.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Amon leaps over Donald

Amon investments has changed their previous design from 2 towers to 1 really tall tower. So tall, infact, that it will surpass "The Donald" by 37 feet.

see related post from 4/11/2006
Update: turns out the FAA still needs to approve the building because of it's height

French are coming to Channelside

French Development Co. Finergy is looking at developing the corner of Kennedy and 12th street....there are conflicting reports on the numbers but the project will be a mixed use residential units and hotel rooms.

"This project will be built on a 2 acre site located on Kennedy Boulevard on the North Section of the Channelside District in Downtown Tampa.

Conceptual plans are for a 24-story building, 212 residential condo units, 44,000 sf of commercial and retail space and a 120-room upscale hotel. Preliminary design proposes 2 public parks, large sidewalk and and attaianble housing program that will make the project part of the vibrant neighborhood.

Urban Studio Architect and Wilson Miller Engineering are part of the development team.

Project is currently under conceptual planning and City of Tampa review."

Back from vacation

I was out of the country on vacation for the past week - If anyone has any real estate news/information for the blog please feel free to email me.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Citivest wants another shot

Citivest really wants to build on this park- they have lowered their original height proposal to 148ft from 195ft. They are currently zoned for 120ft. The city is playing hardball and surely can't be happy since Citivest took them to court in order to develop at Bayshore and DeSoto but the height difference and the proposed park and parking amenities may be an even trade...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Has anyone died here lately?

The following article in the NY Times reminded me of the "stigmatize" factor when it comes to selling a home. Physically the houses are fine but psychologically.... Also, Florida law does not require sellers to reveal if a murder or suicide happened at the house.

Publix coming to the condo district

Publix has asked to rezone the parcel adjacent to The Madison condos in order to build a two story grocery store. "They also show a ramp that would provide access to rooftop parking." Intersting... considering that adjacent to it will be the new Whiskey Park entertainment, bars and parking all in one place!

15 stories - 700 condos and a strip club

Developer Patel (previous owner of the Maas Bros building) is looking into developing 5 15 story buildings next to Mons about featured amenities!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Malios going to the Beer Can

Malios announced yesterday that he will be reopening his restaurant downtown - slated opening in October. He will be leasing space at the Rivergate Tower "the landmark cylindrical office building at Kennedy Boulevard and Ashley Drive."