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Buyers can take a virtual tour of condo tower planned for Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard

Units in Altura will be priced from $1 million to about $2.9 million.
A rendering of a unit in the proposed Altura Bayshore condo tower in Tampa. [The Ronto Group]
A rendering of a unit in the proposed Altura Bayshore condo tower in Tampa. [The Ronto Group]
Published Dec. 20, 2019
Updated Dec. 20, 2019

TAMPA — It will be at least two years before they can move in, but potential buyers already can "see'' the planned Altura Bayshore condo tower thanks to the magic of virtual reality.

The Ronto Group, Naples-based developer of the 22-story tower, opened a sales center this week at the 2910 W. Barcelona Ave. site just off Bayshore Boulevard. Agents will give private presentations about the project, including a virtual tour that soars past the rooftop pool and cabanas, skims the tennis courts and swoops through the buyer’s condo of choice overlooking Hillsborough Bay.

"We are using the most advanced video technology to give future residents a vivid view of their future homes,'' Anthony Solomon, owner of the Ronto Group, said in statement. "We can select individual residences and fly buyers through the space so they can see their living rooms, kitchens and balconies.''

The construction start date will depend on the pace of reservations. The 73 units, each with a private elevator, will range from 2,176 square feet to 3,575 square feet and cost approximately $1 million to $2.9 million.

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Altura is among a wave of new condo towers planned or underway along Bayshore, which had gone well over a decade without any new high-rise construction. The projects include Virage, Aquatica, The Sanctuary and Hyde Park House. Additionally, Miami-based Related Group is considering two condo towers with about 100 units each plus townhomes.


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