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Sterling Traditions

Tallahassee, FL

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Being built on Hayden Road (my street) rising directly behind FSU's Doak Campbell Stadium, Sterling Traditions Condominiums will be the premier destination for Professionals, Alum, and Students alike who all enjoy the traditions of the Florida State Seminoles and a view of Tallahassee's Changing Skyline.

UrbanPlanet {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} Tallahassee is first to report this new development!

-TJ

Please Post any information you hear about this project and any comments / questions. I'll do all I can to keep everyone updated on this as it begins to take shape.

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I'll take pictures of the property tomorrow. The signs are already up. The land has had a FOR SALE sign for a while, but its good to see some progress. This has the feel of the Symphony all over it. I just hope it doesn't meet the same fate.

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Here is the developer's website:

Sterling Companies

They are Plano TX based. From the quick look I took of their website, it doesn't look like they've developed much and all of it seems to be in metro DFW.

In the rendering, see all those pink bushes? Just what do you suppose those are gonna be?????? :angry:

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Here is the developer's website:

Sterling Companies

They are Plano TX based. From the quick look I took of their website, it doesn't look like they've developed much and all of it seems to be in metro DFW.

In the rendering, see all those pink bushes? Just what do you suppose those are gonna be?????? :angry:

Looks like Crepe Myrtles :rofl:

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Looks like Crepe Myrtles :rofl:

The fence in front kind of creeps me out. Are they keeping the rifraff out or are they keeping the inmates in? In a midrise like this, some retail space; a coffee kiosk/newstand/bodega on the ground floor would be a nice addition especially if it served the entire neighborhood.

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The fence in front kind of creeps me out. Are they keeping the rifraff out or are they keeping the inmates in? In a midrise like this, some retail space; a coffee kiosk/newstand/bodega on the ground floor would be a nice addition especially if it served the entire neighborhood.

My guess is that this condo will almost exclusivley service the weekend tailgaters for football season - maybe a place to rendezvous with a concubine in the off-season - but the common folk are not welcome.

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I wonder if this is the same group that Built Sterling University Grove which is now "The Downunder". They must have sold their old portfolio. I was an employee at the Apartment Complex when it was Sterling University Housing and I do remember them being out of Texas.

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Great find, TJ! This looks like a really cool project. Will it be facing Campbell Stadium then? It would be kinda cool to have a nighttime view of the stained glass artwork on that side of the building.

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Yes it will, but I'm not completely sure if the stained glass will be in view. I'll get over as soon as I can to take pictures. Work has me tied down lately.

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I love the rendering! I just hope the actual building looks as good. ;)

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I love the rendering! I just hope the actual building looks as good. ;)

There's a bldg. in Tally that doesn't look as good as its renderings? Really? Where? :lol:

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I would say it's rare for a building to look as good as its rendering. It's so easy to embellish details in an art piece. Besides, renderings are used to sell a product. The Tennyson stands out to me as a rare example of a final product that met or surpassed its rendering. The Gameday Center looks pretty good to me, though I would agree that the rendering looked better.

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I like the renderings but I HATE the location. FSU needs to do a better job of buying up land around campus. I guess it's to late now though since most land owners will jack up there prices out of FSU's budgeted price range.

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I like the renderings but I HATE the location. FSU needs to do a better job of buying up land around campus. I guess it's to late now though since most land owners will jack up there prices out of FSU's budgeted price range.

I agree with you that FSU needs to start buying land at a feverish pace but I don't believe that location has ever been on FSU's master plan. There is plenty of land that needs to be bought in the other direction.

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That state hasn't given FSU money for land acquisition for years. Jeb vetoed some about 3 years ago.

Even if they had money, where this is going is not in the footprint of expansion FSU is looking towards.

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I was just about to say, there are nothing but compatible uses on this road. The project is well suited for that site and any institutional purchase of property on Hayden Road would be uncalled for.

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Hey, I was scrolling through some old topics and I saw this one. TJ, since you live so close to this one, I was wondering if there was any progress at all?

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Good news, I see this project is coming before COT for Type A Site Plan Approval this Thursday, March 8th.

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Sterling Traditions UPdate

4.15.07 (Tax Day)

There appears to be some behind the scenes progress on this project site. Originally I figured these to be priced in a range for which I could possibly afford one, but I've since learned the pricing on these Condominiums ranges from $521,160 for a bottom floor 1200 sq. ft. unit to $698,850 for a top-floor 1600 sq.ft. unit. There will be 56 units total. Of those 56, they are currently reporting that 25% or 14 Units have been reserved, with even the higer priced units on the top floor being spoken for. Developers seem to be marketing these units to wealthy FSU Alumni, and its hard to imagine how well this will work given the condition of Hayden Road, with this Condominium project being priced drastically above everything else on this street.

Here are some pictures of what's being proposed:

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This is the side that faces FSU, and Doak Campbell Stadium. The Balconies are 200 sq.ft. and up. All face eastward toward Downtown and the University.

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This is the Hayden Road side of the Building. Currently sitting on the site is an old, seemingly abandoned white house, with about 3 cars using this lot as a parking area. There's also a large oak tree in the middle of the site, which seems to be quite healthy.

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This is the eagle eye view of the building. I think this is telling of how different this facility will be from the surrounding structures. The hope is that the rest of the street will eventually follow suit, but its really hard to see that happening in the near future. To the right in this picture is the Burt Reynolds Apartment Complex with rents starting as low as $475 a month, to the left of this building is Seminole Traditions Condominiums, with its 498 sq.ft. units currently on the market selling for as low as $68,000.

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Here's an artist's rendering of the view from inside one of the units.

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Sterling Traditions UPdate

4.15.07 (Tax Day)

There appears to be some behind the scenes progress on this project site. Originally I figured these to be priced in a range for which I could possibly afford one, but I've since learned the pricing on these Condominiums ranges from $521,160 for a bottom floor 1200 sq. ft. unit to $698,850 for a top-floor 1600 sq.ft. unit. There will be 56 units total. Of those 56, they are currently reporting that 25% or 14 Units have been reserved, with even the higer priced units on the top floor being spoken for. Developers seem to be marketing these units to wealthy FSU Alumni, and its hard to imagine how well this will work given the condition of Hayden Road, with this Condominium project being priced drastically above everything else on this street.

Here are some pictures of what's being proposed:

NewPicture1.jpg

This is the side that faces FSU, and Doak Campbell Stadium. The Balconies are 200 sq.ft. and up. All face eastward toward Downtown and the University.

NewPicture2.jpg

This is the Hayden Road side of the Building. Currently sitting on the site is an old, seemingly abandoned white house, with about 3 cars using this lot as a parking area. There's also a large oak tree in the middle of the site, which seems to be quite healthy.

NewPicture3.jpg

This is the eagle eye view of the building. I think this is telling of how different this facility will be from the surrounding structures. The hope is that the rest of the street will eventually follow suit, but its really hard to see that happening in the near future. To the right in this picture is the Burt Reynolds Apartment Complex with rents starting as low as $475 a month, to the left of this building is Seminole Traditions Condominiums, with its 498 sq.ft. units currently on the market selling for as low as $68,000.

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Here's an artist's rendering of the view from inside one of the units.

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$434.30 per sq. foot for a second floor unit that won't even be able to see into the stadium, much less to downtown and the university.........crazy!

I lived in "Seminole Legends" (TJ, you identified it as Seminole Traditions so the name may have changed) while I was in school at FSU, and if I were a student living there when this project is finished, I would enjoy looking over at the "wealthy FSU alumni" from the balcony of my own $68,000 condo, smiling, and enjoying a nice cold, cheap beer.

I love the idea of new, innovative projects and developments, but these are the types of units and buyers that we need downtown filling up the condos there (and they would probably be much happier with the downtown amenities within walking distance). IMHO some nice (but affordable) student/grad-student/young professional lofts or condos with a shop or two to compliment the Mellow Mushroom and new Subway across the street on Pensacola would have been a much better fit for the area.

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