October 26, 2021

Southwest Florida Roundup

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REAL ESTATE

  • 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.

RETAIL

  • 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.

TOURISM

  • 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.

TRANSPORTATION

  • 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.

 

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