Publix plans new store in Ruskin

To keep up with the housing boom in Southern Hillsborough County, Publix Super Markets Inc. is planning another store in Ruskin.

The Lakeland-based grocer is under construction on a store at 5018 North Highway 41 in South Shore Village, spokesman Brian West said Wednesday.

The store will be nearly 46,000 square feet and include a pharmacy and liquor store. It is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Publix has more than 1,100 stores in six states and is working on its seventh state,… …read more

Straz, city officials expect 34-story tower to break ground soon

A residential tower in the works for years could break ground in the coming months, according to officials with the city of Tampa and David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

The tower, named Arts and Entertainments Residences and adjacent to the Straz Center, was first proposed in 2013. The city has spent millions reconfiguring Tyler and Cass streets to create a 1-acre parcel where the tower will be built.

Neither Greg Minder, principal with Intown Group LLC, nor executives with Miami-based… …read more

Developer revives plans for mixed-use project near Oxford Exchange (Rendering)

A South Florida developer is resurrecting its plans for a mixed-use building near Oxford Exchange — and this time, the owner of Oxford Exchange is in full support of the development.

Altman Cos., based in Boca Raton, is proposing a building with 9,750 square feet of retail space and 314 residential units on a 2.5-acre site bound by Grand Central Avenue to the north and Cleveland Street to the south, Cedar Street to the east and Magnolia Street to the west.

The group had proposed an apartment-and-retail… …read more

Gulfport estate on Boca Ciega Bay hits the market at $3 million (Photos)

A contemporary waterfront estate in Gulfport’s Pasadena Yacht & Country Club is on the market for $3 million.

The home at 6126 Kipps Colony Drive W, built in 2010 for owners Iqbal and Janet Paroo, includes 105 feet of waterfront on Boca Ciega Bay. Tammy Campbell Plummer of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has the listing.

“The contemporary influences seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces. While the home’s design pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiration, the modern… …read more

Exclusive: New waterfront condos coming to Clearwater (Renderings)

A boutique condominium development in Clearwater is expected to attract a mix of local residents and second home buyers.

Ascentia Development Group, based in Sarasota, is launching a sales campaign for Elan Island Estates, with plans to break ground in fall 2016. It will be built on the waterfront at 415 Island Way, which is currently a surface parking lot.

Elan will include 44 units in four stories, with units ranging in size from 1,500 to 2,700 square feet, priced from the mid $500,000s to more… …read more

$5.7M ‘smart home’ off the coast of Sarasota hits the market (Photos)

A home on Sarasota Bay that underwent a significant renovation in 2012 is on the market for $5.73 million.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Lynne Koy has listed the 5,800-square-foot home at 100 Warbler Lane on Bird Key for sale.

Built in 1989, the multimillion-dollar renovation provided cosmetic and structural upgrades to the home. It has four bedrooms and three-and-one-half bathrooms.

“The first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the sunlight and water views. You feel… …read more

South Florida group sweet on South Tampa deals

A South Florida group that just made its first buy in the Tampa Bay market is actively looking for more deals in South Tampa.

Rosemurgy Properties, based in Deerfield Beach, paid $10.55 million for Shops on South Howard, the Chipotle Mexican Grill-anchored center at 533 S. Howard Ave.

The sales price breaks down to $483 per square foot. With a dense, affluent population, South Tampa is a desirable market for investors, developers, restaurants and retailers.

Shops on South Howard is surrounded… …read more

Tampa developer restoring historic Ybor bungalows, building new row houses (Rendering)

A Tampa developer has plans to revitalize a block of Ybor City by restoring historic bungalows and building new row houses.

The development, named Casitas En Cuatro, will consist of three restored single-family homes and three new “historically inspired” row houses, Sight Real Estate said Wednesday.

The single family homes will be priced from $250,000 to $290,000, and the row houses will be in the low $300,000s.

It will be on Fourth Avenue, between 18th and 19th streets, across from Tamborello… …read more

Developer: As Seminole Heights transforms, growing pains are inevitable (Video)

Tuesday morning was a bit emotional for Wesley Burdette.

The Tampa developer and his family celebrated the opening of the Warehouse Lofts, a 54-unit apartment building in Seminole Heights — his first multifamily project. Burdette had worked in mortgage banking in Washington, D.C., and then flipped houses in Seminole Heights before developing the Warehouse Lofts.

“I could have cried up there,” Burdette said after the ribbon cutting. “This is different [from flipping houses] because of the bigger… …read more

CNBC shines national spotlight on Tampa

Leave it to an investment manager to pull out a financial market analogy when describing his adopted hometown to the rest of the nation.

“Tampa is like a value stock,” Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, a former manager of Fidelity’s Magellan fund, told CNBC. “It really has not been found out yet. Business is taking off and I think we are in the middle of a bull market here.”

For its March 19 report, CNBC highlighted plans by Vinik’s real estate firm, Strategic Property Partners,… …read more