The Salvador Condos in the News

The Salvador Condos in the News

On Tuesday January 20,2015, The Salvador Condominiums made headlines in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and on Fox 13 TV News.

Local Tampa Bay developer, DDA Development, closed on an acre of land at Second Street and Fifth Avenue South in downtown St. Petersburg where it plans to a build a condominium tower named The Salvador. With more than 30% of the units sold, groundbreaking is scheduled for early March of this year. Construction is slated to cost around $30 million for the 13-story Salvador and take an estimated 14 to 16 months to complete. Click Here to read the full story. 

A View from the E Floor Plan at The Salvador



Downtown St. Pete – Hotspots & Happenings

Sunshine Blues Festival

View From Downtown St Pete's Vinoy Park

View From Downtown St Pete’s Vinoy Park

What an amazing weekend in Downtown St. Petersburg! We another weekend in paradise.  With tons to do and beautiful sunshine to soak in. Downtown was abuzz all day Saturday between the Saturday Morning Market and the Sunshine Blues Festival in Vinoy Park.  Of course,  the perfect Florida winter weather didn’t hurt attendance at either event. We had sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70’s. Are you ready to make Downtown St. Petersburg your home, yet?

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Press Release – Land Deal in Downtown St. Petersburg

Press Release – For immediate release 

Tampa Bay Based DDA Development Closes on Land in Downtown St. Petersburg

Fashionable, Urban Luxury Lifestyle Becomes a Reality at The Salvador

St. Petersburg, FL, January 20, 2015 — DDA Development closed on an acre of land in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg today. The closing is the next step in the development of The Salvador, a Green-Certified 13-story luxury building located within the City’s Arts and Innovation District. Mesh Architecture, a local architectural firm and a St. Petersburg Pier design finalist, is collaborating with DDA Development on this project. The Salvador will complement the development activity already taking place within the Arts and Innovation District, near USF St Pete, the Mahaffey and the Dali, and will transform the block into a gorgeous, convenient, hip and energy efficient place to live.


“We were attracted to the neighborhood feel of this location. Residents are within walking distance to Publix, the hospitals, USFSP, the Dalí and Mahaffey Theater, and are just a few blocks from great restaurants like Z-Grille and Red Mesa Cantina. We are excited about everything happening in downtown St. Pete and are happy to be a part of making it a better place to live,” says Bowen Arnold, of DDA Development.

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Downtown St. Petersburg continues to gain national media attention for its urban renaissance, spurred by its vibrant cultural center, culinary hotspots, and urban growth. Recently, The Huffington Post named St. Petersburg in their Top 5 Up-and-Coming U.S. Tourism Cities, saying, With a celebrated museum devoted to Salvador Dalí and a revamped downtown that’s home to multiple craft breweries, the former retiree community of St Petersburg is boasting a younger energy that’s giving the Florida city a totally new vibe.”

web-The-Salvador_ViewFloor Plan B with Exterior Views on the North, East & West Sides & an Expansive Great Room

About The Salvador

The Salvador provides a fashionable, urban luxury lifestyle with prices starting as low as $335,000 and ranging up to $1,400,000. One and two-bedroom condos range from 964 square feet to 1,810 square feet, and the pair of three-bedroom penthouses with approximately 2,500 square feet. All homes will come with Bosch stainless steel appliances; wine coolers, gas cooktops, European-style cabinets and wide plank engineered wood flooring. Luxury features of the building include an 11,000-square-foot amenity deck on the third floor, with a spa, heated saltwater pool, and a fire pit, along with a fitness center/yoga room. A two-story lobby offers a full-time concierge with a large seating and greeting area.

Smith & Associates Real Estate, the exclusive listing agency for The Salvador, with over 30% of homes sold to date. Site preparation and demolition will take place in the upcoming weeks followed by a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for March.

About DDA Development:

DDA Development is a full-service development company with capabilities in investment, finance, asset management and construction. Based in Tampa, the firm focuses its efforts on developing residential buildings, primarily within the metropolitan Tampa Bay region.

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Press Release – The Salvador


Press release – The SalvadorFor immediate release  Contact person: Sally DeeTelephone number: (813) 789-7122

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Tampa, FL, December 16, 2014 — The once-sleepy downtown area of St. Petersburg, FL is enjoying a monumental growth spurt. New businesses continue to open their doors and bring a fresh vitality to the city’s urban core. The once defunct shopping center, BayWalk, has been transformed into the open-air retail center the SunDial, filled with trendy boutiques and restaurants. The city is also becoming a cultural hub for the arts, with the architectural beauty of the Dali Museum nestled along the water’s edge, and a variety of other places that appeal to the city’s ever expanding demographic of art lovers.

There are over 2,500 new apartments and only a number of limited condos presently planned or under construction in downtown St. Petersburg, but the demand for urban residences is rising, with corporations, like IQor U.S. Inc, relocating their headquarters to the well named, City of Sunshine. To accommodate the growth in the area, The Salvador, a 13-story condominium building, is in the heart of downtown’s arts and innovation district. It offers luxury amenities at a more affordable price than other new residential construction projects.

“The demand for residences in Downtown St. Petersburg is exploding. The only issue we foresee in the real estate market is limited inventory. Prices in the rental market continue to rise as the demand to live in Urban settings rises,” said Bob Glaser, CEO of Smith & Associates.

Walking distance to The Dali Museum, to which The Salvador is an a presenting sponsor of the Dali/Picasso exhibit, Mahaffey Theater, USF St. Petersburg, BayFront Hospital, All Children’s Hospital, The Rowdies, Saturday Morning Market, Publix and it’s own two retailers on the ground floor.

and much more, The Salvador offers an affordable urban luxury lifestyle. An 11,000-square-foot amenity deck on the third floor, with spa, heated saltwater pool and fire pit along with a fitness center and yoga room. The two-story lobby will feature a concierge with a sitting and meeting room and is a designated energy-efficient “green” building.

One and two-bedroom condos range from 964 square feet to 1,810 square feet, and the pair of three-bedroom penthouses at about 2,500 square feet. All homes will come with Bosch stainless steel appliances; wine coolers, gas cooktops, European-style cabinets and wide plank engineered wood flooring. Prices will start at $325,000, with most in the $450,000 to $650,000 range.

Smith & Associates encourages you to come in for a preview and will have agents on site every day to share the beauty of this contemporary building with residents looking to join the ‘Burg. Tampa-based DDA Development and Mesh Architecture are partners in the building development.

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Locally owned and operated for more than 40 years, Smith & Associates Real Estate is truly a company with its roots firmly planted in Tampa Bay. Smith & Associates residential sales exceeds 25,000 residences and, with more than 200 sales associates in offices located in Tampa, Clearwater, Belleair and downtown St. Petersburg, Smith & Associates Real Estate continues its pattern of tremendous growth in its services to the real estate market in the Tampa Bay area.

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