Friday, November 30, 2007

Voice Your Opinion On Shoppes Zoning Change

The prospective new owner, who also own the neighboring Marriott, is requesting that the zoning be changed to "tourist". It is currently zoned as business. Both allow similar use, but different different density restrictions. The owners have expressed interest in replacing the Shoppes with another hotel building. Citizens are concerned about losing thier shops and restaurants, and also about the height of the building should the owners decide to add more hotel units. They could add as many as 125 units. The Community Redevelopment Board will meet on December 18th to discuss the issue. Citizens can voice their opinion by emailing

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Civic Association Tax Change Discussion Scheduled

The Civic Associations of Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, and Island Estates will hold a roundtable discussion on tax changes to be voted on in January. The meeting will be at the Sand Key Sailing Cenber at 7 pm on December 5th. In addition to Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard, State Representative Jim Frishe, State Senator Dennis Jones, and Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Steel will be speakers.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sand Key Shoppes in Jeopardy

The owners of the Sand Key Marriott are looking into the possiblity of replacing the Shoppes on Sand Key with hotel rooms. The Marriott owners currently have an option to purchase the neighboring property and are considering many things, including adding boat slips behind the existing hotel. Replacing the retail area with hotel rooms will require rezoning. The issue is expected to be put before the Clearwater City Council in January.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sand Key Real Estate Transactions October 2007

The following residential sales closed in October 2007. Data is obtained from the local Realtor MLS.

Property Address / Subdivision / Sale Price / # Days On Market

1230 Gulf Blvd #1904/ Landmark Towers/ $350,000/ 263
1351 Gulf Blve #114 / Bayside Gardens III / $325,000 /177
1581 Gulf Blvd #501N /Harbour Condo/ $410,000/ 193
1430 Gulf Blvd #611 /Sand Key Condo South /$465,000/ 44
1586 Gulf Blvd #2403 / Cabana Club / $520,000 /35
1586 Gulf Blvd #1502 / Cabana Club / $572,500 /132
1560 Gulf Blvd #1604/ Ultimar III / $630,000/ 137
1520 Gulf Blvd #1503/ Ultimar I / $605,000 /404
1200 Gulf Blvd #1905/ Meridian on Sand Key /$2,079,000 /500

Average Sales Price$661,833
Average number of days on market 209

For more information on Sand Key Real Estate call PropCo Real Estate 727-585-0800

No Fractional Ownership in Clearwater Beach

On November 1st the Clearwater Beach city council passed an ordinance prohibiting residential property from being used or occupied in interval or fractional ownerhip, or as a timeshare unit. This vote was prompted by a handful of properties that were being marketed for sale as fractional ownership.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Belleair Beach City Yard Sale

The annual city-wide yard sale will be on November 10th starting at 8am. Many residents will have one on Sunday also. Everything imaginable will be for sale including cars, clothing and condos. The city has placed signs at streets with participants. If you are coming from Clearwater, be sure to use the Belleair Beach Causeway - the Memorial Causeway may be closed for the triathalon. This yearly event allows residents to participate for free. During the rest of the year residents are allowed 2 yard sales and must buy a permit.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

2007 Ford Ironman Championship

The 2007 Ford Ironman Championship will take place on Saturday November 10th. This 70.3 mile event will begin at 7 am at Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach with a 1.2 mile swim, then on to the 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run through Clearwater. Traffic will be impacted, click here for info on road closures, and here for course details. The event will be covered by NBC Sports.

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