Thursday, July 19, 2018
Real Estate

Big Plant City shopping center sells for $29 million

PLANT CITY — Lake Walden Square, a 244,529-square-foot shopping center at the main retail intersection serving Plant City, has been sold for $29 million to a Hollywood, Fla., company. Anchored by Winn-Dixie, the center at West Alexander Street and James L. Redman Parkway also includes Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels, PetSmart and Famous Footwear. The buyer, JBL Asset Management, owns shopping centers in several states. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Retail Value Inc.

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Luxury townhomes come to Westshore business district

Luxury townhomes come to Westshore business district

Westshore, one of the largest business districts in the southeast, continues to add residential accommodations with ICON Residential’s Westshore Village at 2511 N Grady Ave. officially opening on Saturday (July 21).The location near W Boy Scout Boule...
Updated: 6 hours ago
A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

ST. PETERSBURG — Nick Ekonomou, the South Florida developer who has owned the deteriorating former YMCA building in downtown since 2015, has come up with a potential new design for the historic Mediterranean Revival-style property.The former football...
Published: 07/19/18
New 35-story condo tower to rise in Tampa’s Channelside area

New 35-story condo tower to rise in Tampa’s Channelside area

TAMPA — A 35-story condo tower with just two units per floor is expected to start construction in the booming Channelside area early next year.Tampa-based Mercury Advisors announced Wednesday that it had obtained construction financing for the $74 mi...
Published: 07/18/18
Housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

Housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

Associated PressWASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 m...
Published: 07/18/18
Want to live on Beeswax Lane? Tampa Bay developers strain to create new street names

Want to live on Beeswax Lane? Tampa Bay developers strain to create new street names

When Newland Communities began developing FishHawk Ranch in Hillsborough County two decades ago, naming streets wasn’t much of a problem."Literally, we would get out our list of Florida native bird names every time a new section came online," said Pa...
Published: 07/17/18
Updated: 07/18/18
Blacks can afford far fewer rentals than Asians and whites, study shows

Blacks can afford far fewer rentals than Asians and whites, study shows

Black and Latino residents of the Tampa Bay area can afford far fewer rentals than Asians and whites can. According to Zillow, blacks can afford just 19 percent of available rentals and Latinos 20.7 percent. That compares to whites being able to affo...
Published: 07/17/18
Another hip hotel in St. Pete? Uptown residents like the idea, but fret about parking.

Another hip hotel in St. Pete? Uptown residents like the idea, but fret about parking.

ST. PETERSBURG — In the past few years, Michael Andoniades has turned two faded hotels — the Hollander and the Avalon — into two of St. Petersburg’s trendiest, most popular lodgings. So it is with mixed feelings that residents of the city’s Historic ...
Published: 07/17/18
Tampa ranks second best in nation for first-time homebuyers

Tampa ranks second best in nation for first-time homebuyers

Despite rising prices, Tampa has been deemed the second best city in the nation for first-time homebuyers. That’s according to the website WalletHub, which compared 300 cities using 27 metrics including home prices, property tax rates and property-cr...
Published: 07/16/18
Did the Rough Riders stay at this Port Tampa house for sale?

Did the Rough Riders stay at this Port Tampa house for sale?

TAMPA — The listing for the home at 6821 S Shamrock Road starts in typical fashion: The six-bedroom, two-bathroom house on the market for $449,900 is "just steps away from Port Tampa in beautiful South Tampa."But then comes a doozy of a statement. "T...
Published: 07/13/18
St. Petersburg panel approves tiny-house community

St. Petersburg panel approves tiny-house community

ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay’s first tiny-house community won unanimous approval Wednesday from St. Petersburg’s Development Review Commission. Pedro Medina, manager of the project, said he hopes to start construction this fall on si...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18