Southwest Florida Roundup
Hugh Culverhouse Jr. gets back $26-million pledge to the University of Alabama
- The Ascentia Development Group of Sarasota and Batson-Cook Development of Atlanta announced plans for Arris, a 34-story, 80-unit condominium on a site near the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. Construction is to start in 2020.
- Tampa’s City Council has asked for more information about human remains found by construction workers building parts of the $3-billion, mixed-use Water Street development downtown. Some of the remains appear to date to the 1800s.
- A 5,330-sq.-ft. apartment in St. Petersburg’s Ovation condominium tower has sold for $6.85 million, making it the second-most-expensive condo sold in Tampa Bay. A company called Amor Fati was the buyer. Tampa Bay’s most expensive condo, which sold for $6.9 million in 2016, is also located in Ovation.
- Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco is developing a 75-home affordable housing community in Pinellas Park.
- Leasing is underway at St. Petersburg’s ICON Central, a 368-unit apartment complex developed by Miami’s Related Group. The complex, which occupies an entire block, cost $118 million to build and incorporated in its design part of the 100-year-old bank building it replaced.
- Pasco County’s Trinity community is getting a Sprouts Farmers Market. The grocery store chain, which specializes in organic products and has more than 300 locations nationwide, plans to hire 150.
- The Philadelphia Phillies, which has held spring training in Clearwater since 1947, wants $79.7 million worth of upgrades at its city-owned Spectrum Field and its adjacent Carpenter Complex training facilities. The stadium is also home to the Clearwater Threshers Florida State League team.
- Three African lion cubs have been born at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, the first time that lion cubs have been born at zoo in more than 30 years.
- United Airlines is starting construction on a $33-million maintenance hangar at Tampa International Airport. The airline plans to hire 40 aircraft maintenance technicians when construction is completed next spring.
Read more in Florida Trend's August issue.
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