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Sarasota: New construction takes over downtown

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New construction takes over downtown Sarasota

Jane Meinhardt

Staff Writer

SARASOTA -- The most dominant feature of downtown Sarasota these days is not any one building, a piece of sculpture or a monument.

It is the flock of construction cranes hovering over the city like giant raptors.

The cranes mark downtown Sarasota's redevelopment and commercial real estate boom.

The construction also indicates a change in the market.

"Residential is driving it all," said Ian Black, president of Ian Black Real Estate in Sarasota. "That's the big change in the market."

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Downtown Sarasota Project & Construction List A Work in Progress

Alinari at Rosemary place - Blvd Arts/US 41

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Floors/Building Height: 18 stories

Building Description: 205 condo units

Developer: America's Capitol Partners

Estimated Costs:

Status: under construction

Website: www.renaissanceofsarasota.net/

Sarasota Quay - 333 N. Trail

Floors/Building Height: 18 stories

Building Description: 540 condo units, 24,100sf retail

Developer: Patrick Kelly

Estimated Costs:

Status: Website:

The Metropolitan - 1150 Ritz Carlton Drive

Floors/Building Height: 17 stories

Building Description: 144 condo units

Developer:Richard Zipes

Estimated Costs: $100 million

Status: proposed/on hold

Website: n/a

1350 Main - Main & Palm Avenues

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Floors/Building Height: 17 stories

Building Description: 134 condo units/6,850sf retail

Developer:LB Jax Development & Southcoast Partners

Estimated Costs: $55 million

Status: proposed

Website: http://www.longboatproperties.com/condosar...t.html#1350Main

1750 Ringling - 1750 Ringling Blvd

Floors/Building Height: 16 stories

Building Description: 95 condo units/4,500sf retail

Developer:LB Jax Development & Southcoast Partners

Estimated Costs: $55 million

Status: under construction

Website:

Plaza at Five Points- Main & Central Avenue

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Floors/Building Height: 16 stories

Building Description: 50 condos/88,000 office/ 15,000 retail

Developer: Ersa Grae Corporation

Estimated Costs: $75 million

Status: Under construction

Website: www.plazafive.com

1301 Main - 1301 Main Street

Floors/Building Height: 16 stories

Building Description: 15 condo units

Developer: Enterprise Associates

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website:

1740 Main Street-site bounded by Main, Indian & Bamboo Place

Floors/Building Height: 15 stories/180 ft

Building Description: 50 condos/17,300 retail/85,500 office

Developer: Joseph A. Costello

Estimated Costs: $60 million

Status: ground breaking scheduled for Winter 2005

Website: n/a

Rivo at Ringling- Ringling Blvd @ Osprey Avenue

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Floors/Building Height: 15 stories

Building Description: 106 condo units

Developer: Piero Rivolta

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website: http://www.longboatproperties.com/condosar.../condolist.html

Kanaya - 505 Orange Ave

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Floors/Building Height: 14 stories

Building Description: 35 condo units

Developer: Harvey Kaltsas

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website: http://www.kanayacondos.com/

100 Central/Whole Foods Market Centre

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Floors/Building Height: 11 stories

Building Description: 95 condo units, 36k sf Whole Foods Market, 62,344sf retail

Developer: Casto-Zenith Venture

Estimated Costs: $55 million

Status:

Website: http://www.castosoutheast.com/prop.htm

Savoy - 401 S Palm Ave.

Floors/Building Height: 11 stories

Building Description: 24 condo units

Developer: Floria LLC

Estimated Costs: $55 million

Status: under construction

Website:

Plaza Verdi - Main Street

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Floors/Building Height: 10 stories

Building Description: 100 suite hotel/116 condo units/800 space garage, plus new facilities for Golden Apple Dinner Theater and the Sarasota Opera

Developer: Ersa Grae Corporation

Estimated Costs:

Status: under construction

Website: http://www.ersagrae.com/condominium-apartm...verde/index.asp

Courthouse Centre - 1990 Main

Floors/Building Height: 9 stories

Building Description: 19 condo units, 28,500sf retail

Developer: Kauffman Limited

Estimated Costs: $55 million

Status: under construction

Website:

Casa de Mayo - 680 Golden Gate Pt

Floors/Building Height: 9 stories

Building Description: 14 condo units

Developer: n/a

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website:

Grande Riviera - 420 Golden Gate Pt

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Floors/Building Height: 9 stories

Building Description: 13 units

Developer:Floriday's Development

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website: http://www.longboatproperties.com/condosar...##GrandeRiviera

CityPointe - 800 Cocoanut Avenue

Floors/Building Height: 8 stories

Building Description: 300 condo units/ 55,000sf retail

Developer: Wayne Morehead

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website:

Boulevard - 1250 Boulevard of the Arts

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Floors/Building Height: 10 stories

Building Description: 35 units

Developer:

Estimated Costs:

Status:

Website: http://www.longboatproperties.com/condosar.../condolist.html

Broadway Promenade - 1012 N. Trail

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Floors/Building Height: 6 stories

Building Description: 181 condo units/21,020sf retail/32,500 sf grocery

Developer: RMC Group

Estimated Costs:

Status: Sold out

Website: http://www.broadwaypromenade.com/

Herald-Tribune - Main Street

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Floors/Building Height: 3 stories

Building Description: Headquarters

Developer: Herald-Tribune

Estimated Costs:

Status: under construction

Website:

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Except for the average looking Med-Rev typical florida style architecture, it's nice to see. Most of these seems to be urban in nature as opposed to some of the renderings of towers in Ft. Myers I've seen.

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Sarasota is doing great, and is probably the best example in Florida for mid-sized cities.

Florida Skyrise Order, reclaim your turf and give us some picture updates!

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I was down there last week and it's construction cranes galore. Some nice renderings here. The downtown area is really nice to walk around in and looks great at night. Sarasota is one of the more underrated Florida cities.

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All of the posted pics, excluding St. Armand's Circle, are of downtown. For years highrise condo development has hugged downtown's waterfront, however there are now several highrise projects filling in the area's away from the Bay.

Sarasota burbs and bedroom communities include Cresent Beach, Venice, Englewood, North Port and Lakewood.

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Is that traffic circle effective?  How do the locals feel about it?

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I guess it works fine. The circle is a very pedestrian oriented area full of shops and restaurants.

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I believe St Armands Circle was originally developed by John Ringling during the 1920's, or at at least envisioned by him then and developed later.

The circle handles alot of traffic as it is on the main road connecting downtown Sarasota with City Island and Longboat Key. The diameter of the circle is much larger then the new circles I've seen like the nightmare circle in Clearwater Beach so there is plenty of room for people to merge into and out of traffic.

There is parallel parking around the entire circle and a number of other traffic calming features. Its really not as chaotic as it looks in the picture posted above.

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Sarasota is doing great, and is probably the best example in Florida for mid-sized cities. 

Florida Skyrise Order, reclaim your turf and give us some picture updates!

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JUST KIDDIN GUYS DON'T GET YOUR PANTIES ALL IN A BUNCH! :lol:

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