Advertisement
  1. Business

Tampa condo tower on Bayshore Boulevard gets okay to exceed height limit

The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place, a 17-story condo tower with just 15, full-floor residences, is planned for Tampa’s Bayshore Bouevard. [Rendering courtesy of Taub Entities]
Published Mar. 7

TAMPA — With construction set to start this month, the 17-story Sanctuary at Alexandra Place on Bayshore Boulevard got a key approval Thursday from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.

Authority members voted unanimously to allow the tower to exceed a 200-foot height limit imposed because the $40 million project at 2619 Bayshore Boulevard is about two miles west-northwest of Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands.

As is standard practice, the approval came with requirements to put red aviation warning lights atop the 215-foot-tall building and to correct any glare problems that arise during construction. That's something that happened recently during the construction of the new University of South Florida medical school building at Water Street Tampa. Pilots from Peter O. Knight complained of sunlight reflecting off the windows of the $172 million project, so USF's contractor added a non-reflective film to the glass.

RELATED: USF takes the shine off its new Water Street Tampa med school building after glare hits pilots

The Sanctuary will have one condominium per floor, with sales prices starting at about $2.5 million. Developers at Taub Entities plan to break ground on the project March 14 and anticipate completing construction in mid-2020.

Airport garage demolition goes forward

In an unrelated vote, the authority okayed the final phase of an $11.3 million project to demolish the old rental car garage on the red side of the main terminal at Tampa International Airport. The garage became obsolete when the airport's new rental car center and SkyConnect train opened in February 2018.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Tampa International's billion-dollar update is a new airport experience

The demolition includes the remainder of the Airside D shuttle track and will make way for an expansion of the terminal's curbside operations. The contractor, Kimmins Contracting Corp., is expected to have the demolition complete by early next year, but some demolition already has taken place and 1,500 tons of steel and concrete have been hauled away. In February, an early phase of the project resulted in red side arrival and departure lanes being closed overnight for a couple of weeks.

MORE: Go here for more Business News

Contact Richard Danielson at rdanielson@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3403. Follow @Danielson_Times

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. The main exhibit center at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa once stirred the imagination with dinosaurs and stars. Now, it's empty, but on the verge of rebirth as a movie studio.
    The County Commission has set aside $2 million for the project as the Film Commission studies the demand for it.
  2. Snack-focused delivery app GoPuff launched in Tampa in February. It serves the area surrounding the University of South Florida. GoPuff
    Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Funyuns? GoPuff says it has the data for which snack Floridians love the most.
  3. "House Hunters," shot at a home in the Bayshore Beautiful area.  (Times | 2007) Tampa Tribune
    Whang, 57, was also a comedian and actress.
  4. The city is accepting applications for its Commercial Revitalization Program. The city has allocated $175,000 for the program this year.
  5. The Walmart supercenter at 990 Missouri Ave. faced fines in December for these storage containers in the parking lot. City officials are debating whether to make a short-term arrangement with the city two’s Largo stores this year so they can store their holiday inventory. City of Largo
    In the end, city commissioners say yes, with some reservations.
  6. More construction is on the way to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, thanks to $19.75 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to rehabilitate the airport’s runway. (Times file photo)
    The work is expected to be complete by spring 2021.
  7. Job applicants seek information about temporary positions available with the 2020 Census, during a job fair in Miami on Wednesday designed for people fifty years or older. LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP
    The state added 22,500 jobs in August.
  8. Homeowner Cheryl Murdoch, 59, explains the workings of the Philips Smart Mirror in her bathroom. Murdoch and her husband live in the Epperson neighborhood in Wesley Chapel, home of the Crystal Lagoon, where some residents are piloting new health technologies inside their homes. SCOTT KEELER  |   Times
    In Pasco’s Crystal Lagoon community, AdventHealth and Metro Development Group are testing in-home technology aimed at keeping people away from the hospital.
  9. A company called Flock Safety is selling automatic license plate readers to neighborhood associations to cut down on crime, and Tampa neighborhood Paddock Oaks is one of their customers. Pictured is a Flock camera on Paddock Oaks Dr. | [Luis Santana | Times] LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    Atlanta-based Flock Safety has provided 14 area communities with high-speed, high-definition cameras for surveillance.
  10. An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft approaches Miami International Airport for landing in March. Bloomberg
    The 60-year-old veteran airline employee told investigators he was upset that union contract negotiations had stalled.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement