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Condo Entertaining in Downtown St. Pete

Our brand new condo homes are built with your active lifestyle in mind. We know that some of our residents will be downsizing from larger homes to simplify and live a more urban lifestyle in downtown St. Pete. We also know that you don’t want to feel like you are missing out on the comforts that a larger home may have offered to you.

 

One of the reasons we often hang onto homes that have outsized our needs is so we can entertain and have our friends and family over. Enjoying meals and the company of friends is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

 

The Salvador condos are built to support a spontaneous night of entertaining or a standing Sunday family dinner with ease. Our kitchens have an open floor plan giving you easy access to living and dining room options for guests to relax and fill. The Bosch stainless steel 5-burner gas range with built-in warming drawer will allow you to whip up a spectacular meal for your guests, while the Bosch stainless steel ultra-quiet dishwasher allows for a clean up that doesn’t echo through your party.

 

We also made sure you have amenities outside of your condo home to enjoy with your guests. Besides a day of sunbathing and swimming in the solar heated saltwater pool, you can have an alfresco meal with your friends at the outdoor dining area with gas range, furniture, and large umbrellas.

 

The outdoor amenity deck also has an outdoor firepit conversation area for those cooler Winter nights. Sit outside with your friends sharing conversation and an evening under the stars. There is also a dedicated outdoor yoga space for a morning stretch with friends and neighbors.

 

Your friends and family will love to hang at your city home or walk to one of the happening places nearby for a night of live music, art or fresh food. St Pete has it all, and so does The Salvador.
Come see how luxurious and lively downtown urban living can be.  Only a few homes remaining!

A Taste of Downtown St. Pete

Our Favorites – A Taste of Downtown St. Pete

One of the benefits of living at the Salvador is that you are in the heart of Downtown St. Pete and can enjoy the conveniences of an active urban luxury lifestyle. St. Petersburg is recognized as of the most livable cities in the United States, with world-class arts, dining, music, sports, shopping, education, and healthcare all at your fingertips.

Downtown St. Pete is hotter than ever, with new restaurants opening every month. At The Salvador, you can easily walk or bike to discover new hotspots or neighborhood hidden gems. Here’s a list of our favorite spots just steps away from your front door.

The Mill – 200 Central Avenue

This award-winning restaurant and Downtown St. Pete hotspot is just a short walk from The Salvador. Downtown St. Pete was listed by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 5 Reasons Why America’s Hottest City,” The Mill consistently offers upscale, innovative, and delicious food and drinks in an artful and original setting. Each dish seems better than the last and the staff – both in the kitchen and behind the bar – are always pushing themselves to deliver more. The Mill restaurant is a winner; you’ll be happy you live so close.

Locale Market – 179 2nd Avenue North

The locale is a grocery market dining experience. Here, diners can eat, shop, and learn about various foods through in-house small specialty shops ranging from fresh pasta to microbrews, to artisanal cheeses, and delectable desserts. Recently added was Farmtable Kitchen, which provides the same fresh, gourmet offerings as Locale Market, but in a more traditional restaurant setting. A trip to Locale Market is an experience unto itself – and one not to be missed!

The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge – 540 1st Street SE (at Albert Whitted Airport)

There are few places more exciting and magical than an airport. Located inside a private terminal at Albert Whitted Airport, and just a few short blocks away from The Salvador, The Hangar offers their famous burgers and breakfast with views of the planes taking off and landing on the adjacent runway. Walk, bike, or fly in for breakfast or lunch or enjoy a sunset cocktail with friends. At night, turn your sights to the glittering St. Pete skyline for a romantic and remarkable dinner.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffe – 300 Beach Drive

Are you looking for a delicious mid-day treat to help cool you off from the Florida heat? Then look no further than Paciugo Gelato. Handcrafted from family recipes, Paciugo offers a wide assortment of homemade gelatos and sorbets, their original blend of coffee, and even pastries – meaning you have an excuse to come in for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or after dinner dessert! Enjoy your gelato alfresco and watch the boats pull in and out of the marina, or take it to go and enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood back to The Salvador.

And on the nights when you want to eat at home, your condo at The Salvador is equipped with stainless steel gas ranges and state-of-the-art appliances. Move to downtown St. Pete, www.thesalvador.com – NEW CONDOS FOR SALE.

Art Winner Announced for Student Digital Sculpture Contest

St. Petersburg, FL. — The Salvador, a new condominium tower under construction in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg’s Arts and Innovation District, announced the winner of the 3-D Print Digital Art Sculpture Contest in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) and Tampa Bay Business for Culture and Arts (TBBCA). Tina Piracci, currently a Junior at USF pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in sculpture, won the top prize with her bronze sculpture, “Don’t Wake Gala,” which represents the marriage of a dreamlike narrative with science and research. Ms. Piracci’s sculpture will be on display in the lobby of The Salvador later this year.

3-D Printed Sculpture St. Pete

Winning Sculpture created by Tina Piracci with 3-D printer, Brass

“Dreams have always been a clairvoyant phenomenon for me,” said Ms. Piracci, who also won a $200 cash prize. “They have taught me that time is a variable, and that fate is real. Where the mind goes when we sleep is a place that we cannot access while conscious. There, I have seen the faces of unborn toddlers, and even deaths of loved ones, including my brother. Dreams give me comfort that our lives do have direction.”

In February, The Salvador partnered with USF and TBBCA to call for student artists to design and create sculptures using a 3-D printer. Interested students were asked to design an innovative sculpture inspired by the Surrealist art of Salvador Dali that could be transformed into a 3-D printed sculpture. For many of the students, this was the first time they worked with the 3-D printer at USF and had to consider how their art would transfer to the materials used in the 3-D printer. The runner-ups for the contest were Jessica Menchon, with her sculpture in bronze and Harish Kumar Chittam, with his sculpture in brass. Each runner-up will receive a $100 cash prize.

“TBBCA is pleased that The Salvador and its developers are leading the way and integrating arts education and technology in their project,” said Susana Weymouth, Executive Director at TBBCA.

Howard Kaplan, Visualization Specialist in the Advanced Visualization Center for Research at USF, led the student artists with 3-D printing workshops and completing the sculpture printings. According to Kaplan, “This contest gave our students a unique real-world opportunity to take their drawings into the digital framework of the 3-D printing and see the results. There were many things they had to consider from design to printing in order to achieve good results.”

The award curators were Hank Hine; Curator and Executive Director of the Dali Museum, Yann
Weymouth; Architect of the Dali Museum, and Sarah Howard; Curator of Public Art and Social Practice.

“Downtown St. Pete is a community that is merging innovation and arts in a very unique way. This contest allowed local student artists access to the 3-D printing innovation that we are sure to see more of in the upcoming years,” said the architect of the Salvador Dali Museum, Yann Weymouth.

Bowen Arnold, DDA, ”Being a part of the arts community in downtown St. Pete and right next door to the USF St. Petersburg campus, The Salvador is a part of and supports the innovation and arts community that defines this area. The building itself is inspired by the art of Salvador Dali and features a modern, artful design in the building and the individual units. DDA Development is committed to hiring local architects, contractors and artists. We were so pleased our contest could inspire local students in a fresh, artistic way.”

Below are the winning artists’ initial design plans for printing. We are impressed with the creativity and innovation shown by our student artists.

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Digital Sculpture Design St Pete

New Condos Downtown St. Pete

Construction on our new condo tower in downtown St. Pete is moving along quickly with 80% of our luxury condos already sold as demand for urban living is exceeding the current volume of residential possibilities. Location is key and The Salvador’s 74 residences are in the heart of the Innovation District. Inspired by the art of Salvador Dali, the architects at MESH Architecture + Fabrication have designed a building that brings artful & innovative living with modern finishes and an abundance of amenities.

Known as the Sunshine City for it’s 360 days of sunshine a year, we haven’t taken a cloudy drone shot yet of our construction site. The sun is shining and we are building…

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The Salvador Penthouse Living

Penthouse Downtown St. Pete

Inventory of penthouses in downtown St. Pete is at a premium, and ours is worthy of your attention. Our penthouse offers affordable luxury living in the heart of downtown with 2,537 square feet of living area and a large balcony, this three bedroom and 2.5 bath penthouse will give you the space and luxury you need close to everything you want.

But, we only have one remaining!

Here are some additional features you will find in our last remaining penthouse:

– 9’ high by 90’ long glass window wall offering spectacular water views
– 10’ ceilings in Great Room, Family Room, and Bedrooms; 9’ ceilings in Kitchen, Library, and Bathrooms
– Separate Family Room and Library in addition to Great Room
– Two large balconies
– Walk-in Laundry Room with sink
– Extra large walk-in closet (over 100 square feet) in Master Suite
– Extra large Master Bathroom with walk-in shower and naturally lit tub alcove

The Salvador residents also get the shared amenities of a solar heated saltwater pool, outdoor firepit, dog washing cleaning station and walking area, sculpture garden, secure parking garage, concierge and on duty property manager, state of the art fitness room with yoga area.

There is no doubt that you will love living here. Visit our website for more information on penthouse living at The Salvador. www.thesalvador.com

penthouse floor plan

The Salvador Outdoor Features

While there are many benefits to living in downtown St. Petersburg on the west coast of Florida, most people are going to say that the sunny weather is one of the best things about living here. It is called the Sunshine City since there is sunshine almost every single day of the year. Even in the Winter months, many days are blue skies with the sun setting around 6:00 pm, much different than a northern city with gray skies and early night falls.

 

The Salvador, a new condo tower being built in the Innovation District in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, created their artful design with outdoor living as an essential part of the quality of life.

Every condo has Great Rooms with expansive 8’ high window walls with glass doors leading to private balconies so residents can have easy access to spectacular vantage points and fresh air. Even the Bedrooms have at least two large 7’ high by 2’-8” wide windows offering views of the city.

 

The outdoor amenities give you every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and hang out with your neighbors of friends. The Salvador’s outdoor area includes:

 

  • Expansive 11,000 square foot third-floor amenity deck
  • Outdoor firepit conversation area
  • Outdoor dining area with gas range, furniture and large umbrellas
  • State-of-the-art gated dog walk area with cleaning station
  • Outdoor yoga space on amenity deck
  • Elevated pool deck with spa and heated saltwater pool
  • Sculpture garden
  • Ground level rock and bamboo water garden
  • Custom architectural metal art screen on the south wall of the parking garage

 

Downtown St. Petersburg also offers miles of waterfront wide planked sidewalks, water sports on the Bay, plenty of green space, parks, aquatic center, and, even more, outdoor options that will make your weekend and free time feel rejuvenating and healthy.

Making an International Move to St. Pete

When it comes to the state of Florida, Miami has always been the city that attracted the most international homebuyers. But, that demographic is changing. With St. Petersburg’s walkability, waterfront trails, outdoor cafes and access to culture, there has been an influx of people from all over the world purchasing homes in this growing Florida city.

Walk through downtown on any Saturday afternoon and you are sure to hear a variety of languages spoken as the diversity of the international population grows. People from other countries enjoy the pleasant Florida weather, the security and safety here and the convenience of direct international flights into Tampa International Airport.

According to Bob Glaser, President and CEO of Smith & Associates Realty, “We’ve been developing strategies, thinking about those direct flights and how to put our properties in front of these folks and build a presence. People are a lot more likely to purchase property in an area they can fly to directly, and the recent addition of direct flights such as those from Frankfort, Germany could be game changers.”

These new flights are bringing people from Canada, Latin America, and Europe, who are eager to purchase a second home for vacation or to meet investment or future retirement needs.

St. Pete is the place. Call our Realtors today to learn more about living at The Salvador in Downtown St. Petersburg. We are over 70% sold and have Realtors that are very skilled at helping the international buyer.

Interior Design at The Salvador St. Pete

Our development company, DDA Development, understands the value of artful design and has implemented the concept into every aspect of The Salvador. They hired local architects at MESH Architecture and Fabrication to design the Salvador with inspiration from the artist, Salvador Dali, and have hired local interior design firm, Touche Design Studio, to help you complement the interior of your condos with art and function. Every aspect of design in our brand new condo tower in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, is there to enhance the quality of life you feel in our space.

According to the Interior Designers at Touche, there are four reasons you should hire an interior designer:

No. 1: Interior Design Is More Affordable Than You Think

When it comes to setting a budget, you are in the driver’s seat. You tell us how much you are willing
to spend and we will stick to that budget. In fact, designers can help save you money by helping you avoid costly mistakes such as buying a sectional that is too large or a chandelier that is too small. You will save time, headaches, and money.

No. 2: Designers Bring Your Vision to Life

Most homeowners have an idea of what they like. You probably know whether your style is traditional, coastal, modern or eclectic. The difficult part is translating that vision into real life. If you’ve ever tried
to do your own decorating, you know how tough it can be. Designers not only have natural instincts about what pieces work together; we can envision an overall picture the way an untrained eye cannot.

No. 3: Designers Make the Most of Your Space

We understand how certain items will affect the flow and feel of a room, and we can quickly identify aesthetic problems that might not be obvious to you. We’re also experts in determining the best size and positioning of furniture to make the most out of your space, whether it’s large or small. Scale is extremely important to the look of the room, and getting it right takes years of practice.

No. 4: Access to Resources Unavailable to the Public

There is a world of furnishings, fabrics, accessories that are available to the trade only. Working with us as your interior designers gives you access to these items.

As Monica Greenberg of Touche Design Studio says, “your home tells a story… about you, how you live, where you’ve been and where you dream of going!”

Contact our team of experts about telling your story and creating an interior that is inviting, inspiring and a reflection of you.

www.touchedesignstudio.com
www.thesalvador.com

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Growth Predictions in Downtown St. Pete 2016

2016 has arrived and if you are thinking of purchasing a home or condo this year, downtown St. Petersburg is the place for your real estate investment. This area is gaining global attention as a city to watch and we are not done growing. When you compare home buying prices and ease of movement within the city, St. Petersburg is winning as the warm Florida city to buy in. According to Trulia, the median home sale price increased 3.2% in the period from October 2015-January 2016, with the average listing price in the downtown St. Pete zip code at $595,284. Predictions for the next year, forecast an increase in the median home sales and in the cost per square foot for the popular downtown neighborhoods.

According to the Tampa Tribune, 1,100 new apartment units will be finished downtown this year with an expected influx of more people living in the city center this year with median incomes of $53,000. The New York Times listed the “Sunshine City”, as St. Petersburg is often referred to, in it’s list of Top 50 Destinations to See and The Independent reported that “Miami has a rival for the finer things”.

The Salvador is a brand new condominium tower that will be rising in the south end of downtown known as the Innovation District. The Innovation District is a cluster of higher education, marine science, healthcare, business incubation, and media institutions.

Here is how the City of St. Petersburg describes the Innovation District in their economic development report:

Within the Innovation District, St. Petersburg’s marine and environmental sciences institutions flourish in downtown’s Bayboro Harbor area, ideally located on Tampa Bay near the Gulf of Mexico. Anchoring the district is the St. Petersburg Ocean Team – the premier consortium of marine science, oceanographic, and environmental research agencies and institutions in the Southeastern United States.

The Ocean Team includes public and private non-profit agencies, such as NOAA, University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science, SRI – St. Petersburg, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) that are devoted to marine and environmental research in Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond.

Ocean Team agencies employ more than 1,600 people whose spending generates an additional 1,800 employees and leads to a total impact of $251 million in gross county product. As the district evolves, firms in related industries have the opportunity to capitalize on technology transfer and research commercialization by locating near the district with access to a growing, specialized workforce.

Other institutions and owners within the district includes:
All Children’s Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bayfront Hospital, University of South Florida St. Pete, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Geological Survey, US Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Albert Whitted Airport, and SRI International 22

The possibilities for the Innovation District include a rich tapestry of urban form that can enhance the profile of each institution, support business development and recruitment, provide energy for neighborhood reinvestment and jobs at all salary and education levels. The Innovation District is a central asset to the future of the St. Petersburg community.

More shops, boutiques, cafes, green spaces, and a renovated pier are all in the city plans with the growth plan to make pockets of towns and neighborhoods throughout downtown easily walkable, connected, and intermodal. And with the cost of living in the Tampa Bay area last year 8 percent lower than the national average, the city make for an ideal real estate investment, retirement option or relocation.

See what we have planned… www.thesalvador.com

The Salvador Provides Dog-Friendly Amenities

Our pets become a part of our families and enrich our lives. When you walk through downtown St. Petersburg, it’s evident that dogs are a big part of the downtown lifestyle. Almost every shop along Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg has a water bowl in front of their stores. You will also see people strolling the waterfront with their best buddies or throwing a ball to them in Beach Front Park or even bringing them to the cafes Downtown St. Petersburg. We love our pets and so do the locals, so don’t be surprised if they offer your best-friend a special treat.

 

While designing The Salvador, DDA Development and Mesh Architecture were committed to creating a community that complimented and enhanced the culture of the neighborhood, so this included enhancements like a Green-Certified Design, spacious and affordable luxury and building a dog-friendly home for their residents. The Salvador has plenty of green space for your dogs to play including a state-of-the-art gated dog walk area. It’s convenient and helps build a sense of community within your new community. The area also offers the convenience of evening bathroom breaks without having to exit the building.

 

Placing a premium on making sure our amenities made our residents lives easier, we made sure to have a dog washing-station built into our design. You will be able to clean your dog outside with an area set-up specifically for that purpose, so your home can stay tidy and your dogs stay clean. We assume this might come in very handy, since there is a dog-friendly beach your dog can swim and frolic in that is only a short walk from The Salvador.
Live the luxury urban lifestyle, buy a condo in Downtown St. Pete. To learn more about new condos for sale at The Salvador, please, call 727-475-7451.

2016 Construction Update

As we begin 2016, we could not be more excited for the development our luxury condo tower in downtown St. Pete, the Salvador. Last year brought record growth and vitality in the downtown district of St. Petersburg with people eager to live downtown and businesses opening new doors in our community. As the town grows, it is becoming everything we could have hoped it would. New restaurants, healthy living options like SUP and yoga, craft breweries, a soon-to-be-opened remodeled pier, and miles of waterfront trails for walking and biking are turning this friendly little town into one of the best places to live in the country.

And we are in the heart of it all! We still have some condos for sale but are 65% sold. For those of you who have purchased a condo or are thinking of buying one, here is what you can expect to see in the construction process this year.

-The amenity deck with our outdoor fire pit and yoga space is scheduled to be poured the week of January 14th
-The third-floor deck will be poured the week of January 21st
– After the third-floor deck is complete, the residential portion of the building will begin to go up

We have benefited from clear weather, which has allowed us to remain on schedule for the first unit completions in December of 2016. Our building is Green-Certified with a focus on employing local companies to strengthen the community that we are in.

For sales information, please contact:

David Moyer, REALTOR

dmoyer@smithandassociates.com

727-475-7451

Stay connected on our Facebook page for more construction updates!

City Living In Downtown St. Pete

Downtown St. Pete is one of those cities that has the charm and conveniences of a small town mixed with the energy and culture that comes with big city living. Unlike big cities where you feel locked in and almost trapped by the buildings, St. Pete offers miles of waterfront sidewalks, water sports and green spaces with parking and transportation in and out the city being mostly headache free.

 

Waterfront living coupled with all the things you would expect from a big city are making this Florida town a thriving community. With world class museums like The Dali Museum & The Chihuly Museum and top entertainment through the Mahaffey Theater & Jannus Landing, the culture scene offers something to do 24/7. Looking for fine dining? Check out Z-Grille, Parkshore Grill or Rococo Steak House.

 

If you like sports, St. Petersburg is home to the major league baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays as well as the minor league soccer team, the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Beach Drive, Central Avenue, and The Sundial provide unique shopping districts, with plenty of cafes along the way. The Pier is currently undergoing major renovation promising to be a top landmark for years to come.

 

Because of this variety, this Florida city appeals to people of all age groups. The USF St. Pete students and other twenty-somethings keep the bar scene thriving and fill up the free outdoor yoga classes offered by Lululemon at the Sundial. The young families, baby boomers and professionals can enjoy spending on the water with SUP, canoes, and sailboats all making fine options for a day in the city. There is even an excellent aquatic center for swimming laps.

St. Pete has it all.

And The Salvador is in the heart of it all. The Salvador’s orientation provides rich city views. The Northern skyline can be seen from a majority of our homes that will light up at night and make you feel like you are in the biggest of cities. Balconies allow direct Eastern views of Tampa Bay. True to form, The Salvador combines the classic Florida lifestyle close to the water with an urban city view.

Live the life, move to Downtown St. Pete… #condosforsale #dtsp

5 Ways To Get Fit In St. Pete #condosforsaledowntownStPete

When you walk through downtown St. Pete, the core of city living seems to be embedded in a healthy lifestyle. There are organic pizza places, places to purchase local fish, people taking their dogs for a walk, sunset sailing, and so much more to experience. In this city, you don’t need a traditional gym to get fit.

Here are our Top 5 Ways To Get Fit In St. Pete Without Going to the Gym

1.     Go for a Walk or Ride Your Bike
Our city has 360 days of sunshine thus dubbing it the “Sunshine City”. With all that sunshine and the consistent bay breezes, a walk or bike ride outside is a perfect thing to recharge your body and mind. There are miles of trails with waterfront views that sure beat staring at a TV screen while you walk on a treadmill. You can stay around the city or go to nearby Boyd Hill Nature Park with six miles of trails that include a Sand Scrub Trail and a Pine Flatwoods Trail to experience the beauty of Florida.
2.     Climb a Wall
Vertical Ventures just opened its doors in St. Pete and has over 18,000 square feet of climbing spaces. They have rock climbing classes that will help you reach the top of their 40-foot tall mountain climbing walls and get in shape. These classes literally rock!
3.     Do Yoga
Every weekend, The SunDial hosts a free outdoor yoga class with Lululemon and some amazing local yoga instructors- for free. There is also a variety of special classes taking place in Vinoy Park, like the one the eve of the St. Anthony’s Triathalon. Tropicana Field is the stage for an annual yoga class that takes place before the Tampa Bay Rays play. A little yoga mixed with your favorite local team makes for a very relaxed fan!

4.     Get on the Water- SUP style
With the city being surrounded by water, many people are choosing to get off the land and onto the water for their fitness. C-Ride SUP store hosts weekly Stand-up Paddleboard Classes for beginners and more advanced athletes. The Body Electric Yoga Studio has a weekly SUP Yoga class for those that want to do their yoga on the water.

Life is fun when you exercise outside. Guaranteed that an outdoor exercise class will bring out the thoughts, “Wow! I am so lucky to live here!”.

The Salvador has breathtaking city views and an outdoor yoga deck. Check out all our amenities at http://thesalvador.com/

Condos For Sale Downtown St. Pete #condosforsaledowntownStPete

Effective July 15th The Salvador’s Prices Will Increase!

The Salvador Condos For Sale Downtown St. Pete

Welcome to The Salvador, an upscale, green certified condominium tower located in Downtown St. Petersburg. The Salvador’s 74 residences feature artful and innovative living inspired by the art of Salvador Dali.

Unit Plan Beds/Baths View Sq. Ft. HOA* Current Price July 15th Price Price Change
603 C1 2/2 South 1,354 $551 $455,000 $485,000 $30,000
605 D1 2/2/Den North 1,483 $604 $519,000 $540,000 $21,000
703 C1 2/2 South 1,354 $551 $465,000 $495,000 $30,000
705 D1 2/2/Den North 1,483 $604 $529,000 $555,000 $26,000
706 D1 2/2/Den North 1,483 $604 $529,000 $555,000 $26,000
802 C1 2/2 South 1,354 $551 $475,000 $495,000 $20,000
803 C1 2/2 South 1,354 $551 $475,000 $505,000 $30,000
806 D1 2/2/Den North 1,483 $604 $539,000 $560,000 $21,000
1103 C1 2/2 South 1,354 $551 $535,000 $560,000 $25,000

HOA Fees Include: Exterior Insurance Gas, Water, Sewer, Trash Removal, Common Area Maintenance, Concierge/Front Desk Service, Property Manager and Amenities.

Condos For Sale Downtown St. Pete

The Salvador Condos are located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, a city internationally renowned for its culture, museums, and fine arts. St. Petersburg is recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the United States.

The Salvador offers world class, fashionable living close to everything that matters: the arts, dining, shopping, music, sports, education, and healthcare. Just outside your front door you’ll find The Dalí Museum, Mahaffey Theater, USF St. Petersburg, All Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center and much more. If you are seeking a healthy and active lifestyle, then we have great news! Walkscore.com rates The Salvador as very walkable (86) and very bikeable (85). Come experience all the fun, culinary delights and arts and culture Downtown St. Petersburg has to offer.

equal housingORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A SELLER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This project has been filed in the state of Florida and no other state. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy the condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. There are various methods for calculating the total square footage of a condominium unit, and depending on the method of calculation, the quoted square footage of a condominium unit may vary by more than a nominal amount. The total condominium unit square footages are shown in this brochure are based on the “Architectural Method” of measurement and the exterior perimeter measurements of the condominium unit, which include exterior walls, interior columns, fifty percent of demising walls. These square footage calculations are higher than the interior area space calculations for the condominium units. Please see the Declaration of Condominium for more information. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time without notice. Dimensions & specifications may vary and are subject to change at any time without notice. Actual views may vary. Views shown cannot be relied upon as the actual view from any particular unit within the condominium. Views will differ depending on conditions such as location, skyline and weather. Prospective purchasers should be aware that any view from the condominium property may in the future be limited or eliminated. Pricing & availability as of 6/25/15.

Retail Coming to The Salvador in Downtown St. Pete #condosforsaledowntownStPete

Retail Coming to The Salvador in Downtown St. Pete

#condosforsaledowntownStPete

There is no question that 2015 is booming for downtown St. Pete. New businesses are relocating to the area, the University of South Florida St. Pete is expanding, and more residences are being built to accommodate the needs of a growing city. With the urban growth comes new openings every day of restaurant establishments, services like yoga studios and stores to give us retail therapy.

We are proud to be a part of this growth! Along with our 74 residences available, the base of our condo tower will be the home to over 3,400 Square Feet of potential retail space. While we haven’t announced the tenants yet, you can be sure they are going to be in-line with the trends of the city with the hottest and best places opening on a daily basis.

If its arts and culture you crave, the Salvador is the place to move into.

 

Live in Downtown St. Pete for Good Food, Convenience and Fun #condosforsaledowntownStPete

Want Good Food, Convenience and Fun? Live in Downtown St. Pete

We typically live in cities because we want a certain level of action, of excitement in the mix of our lives. We want to be able to walk to a play, to see an art exhibit, to grab a cocktail and have a choice of restaurants from all different cultures. But yet, a city is most enjoyable when there is a level of convenience available to the residents. When you need a tomato for your salad or a band-aid for a cut, you want to be able to get it easily.

Downtown St. Pete is growing into a city has that has the perfect mix of convenience and fun. From The Salvador‘s downtown location, you can walk to Publix, which is a large chain supermarket that offers everything the basics and to quality organics and good bottles of wine. And by the end of 2015, there will be another grocery store built within walking distance of Publix.

Every Saturday, people drive from miles away to experience St. Pete’s outdoor Saturday Morning Market featuring fresh baked foods, fresh flowers, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This market is truly a special way to start off the weekend and treat yourself to fresh food all week long.

And if you want a store that specializes in culinary delights, then you just walk down to the Locale Market. They can do the cooking for you, or you can purchase fresh fish, superb meats, and a variety of marinades to make your home the place to be for a mouth watering dinner.

St. Pete…where the living is easy!

 

We Support the “Local” in Downtown St. Pete

While downtown St. Petersburg is experiencing an unprecedented bout of growth, the City has still maintained its identity as a place that is committed to the arts and all things local. With a unique and funky feel, you won’t find anywhere else the locals affectionately refer to the city as the ‘Burg. People who live here enjoy walking to the Saturday farmer’s market, eating at the outdoor cafes and buying from local shops and boutiques.

When envisioning The Salvador, luxury condos for sale in downtown St. Petersburg, DDA Development wanted to build a structure that was a part of the heart and soul of this unique community. To do so meant a commitment to local talent in everything from the building design to the artwork within the building. It also meant building a structure that offered long-term sustainability.

DDA Development partnered with St. Petersburg-based architecture firm Mesh Architecture to create the first Green-certified condo project in the downtown St. Petersburg area. The architects at Mesh made sure that sustainability was linked into the unique art-influenced design of The Salvador. The eco-friendly building will have Energy Star roofing, high-efficiency air conditioners and water heaters, native Florida landscaping with low-flow irrigation system and a resident recycling program. According to Bowen Arnold at DDA Development, “We wanted The Salvador to be a positive reflection of all that this town has to offer. The green design only ensures that we are a part of the community in a meaningful way.”

For the two-story lobby, local artist Ron Francis was hired to incorporate his unique “venetian” plasterwork, which will give the entryway a high gloss finishing effect that is artful, modern and dynamic. Francis’ artwork will also appear throughout the lobby. All of this is a part of DDA’s artistic vision that unites elements of the artful and hip community into their condos for sale in downtown St. Petersburg. “I was honored when I got hired to do the lobby finishes at The Salvador. A developer will often bring artists from outside of the city to do work, but here is a developer that is hiring from within the community. We have so much great talent right here,” says Francis.

All of The Salvador’s team members are local (Developer, Architect, Contractor, Sales and Marketing Firms) The Salvador’s concepts, creation, and construction all have roots in the Tampa Bay region, giving it an authentic neighborhood feel in the “Arts and Innovation District” that is its home.

St. Pete’s Waterfront- Living in Florida #condosforsaledowntownStPete

Living in Florida? Why not St. Pete’s Waterfront?

For thousands of years, people from all over the world have written about the beauty and calm experience of being near a water’s edge. We take beach vacations and go back to work feeling changed from the relaxation experienced being near the water.

Well, in downtown St. Pete, we urban dwellers get to experience the beauty of the waterfront on a daily basis. Our condominium tower, The Salvador, has condo balconies that offer a view of these waterfront vistas, and the area has a seven-mile stretch of waterfront trails to walk and bike.

Because this waterfront area is such an asset to the city, the city of St. Petersburg is envisioning expanding the waterfront area and the ways we can experience it. According to the local paper, “The plan envisions a mixed-use promenade for Bayshore Drive that could accommodate vehicles, bikes and pedestrians and could be closed easily for special events.”

While there are many sections of town that will benefit from the plan, we are going to see some wonderful enhancements to our area near the Innovation District.

They include:
-Retail and concession nodes along the water at Demens Landing
-Expanded dockage and linked pedestrian trails near the Salvador Dali Museum and the Mahaffey Theater
-Dock installations where kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards can launch
-More benches and swings
-Possibility of a cross-bay ferry terminal

And also in our neighborhood, the Innovation District plenty of room allowed for USF St. Pete to keep expanding

The growth of this area is going to be tremendous making St. Pete a destination for people all over the world who seek the beauty of the water and the vitality of a bustling metropolitan city.

Retiring in Downtown St. Petersburg #condosforsaledowntownStPete

Retiring In Downtown St. Petersburg

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As the Baby Boomers are hitting their 60’s, a large majority are opting to take their retirements from a busy life of work. Not because they are incapable of work, but because they are ready to do something else. According to the writer, Landon Jones of “Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation, this group is thought to be the most active, healthiest, and wealthiest generation. In broad terms, this group is not ready to sit around when they retire. They want to be busy, have fun, be active, and maybe even find another job opportunity to explore.

When this group is finding their ideal retirement town, they are looking for places that have active, healthy options. For this reason, St. Petersburg, FL is becoming a sought out destination for the active retiree. Consistently found in “top places to retire” lists, such as the ones found in the Huffington Post or Money Magazine, because of the city’s access to culture, affordability, and incredibly beautiful weather.

There is always something going on in downtown St. Petersburg with numerous outdoor music and art festivals, museum events, foodie delights, sports events and theatre performances. Downtown St. Petersburg is a city that is bustling and vibrant with plenty of opportunities to stay mentally sharp and fit.

There are miles of waterfront trails and wide sidewalks making biking and walking easy and enjoyable. You are not going to find sidewalks covered in snow here- the weather is mild with over 360 days of sunshine per year. People paddleboard, kayak, sail and fish in the waters of the bay or they travel 15 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Either way, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Florida waters. .And with real estate values consistently lower than a city like Miami, this is the ideal city location for your Florida retirement.

The Salvador Commissions Artist Ron Francis

“I liked the design aspect of The Salvador from the beginning.
By using local artists and having a green-certified design, The Salvador has soul.
My art is an extension of the soul of the building.” ~ Ron Francis, Artist ~

 

From The Salvador’s inception, there has been a focus on art inspired design and living. While function and luxury are key priorities in the design, DDA Development felt these two things could merge with artistic expression in a way that elevates the way The Salvador residents live. The Salvador Condos For Sale in Downtown St. Petersburg, is located in the Arts and Innovation District, which is a short walking distance from the Salvador Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Chihuly Collection, and situated in a community that prides itself on art. Ron Francis

DDA is devoted to finding local artists and designers to help craft the new condos for sale in downtown St. Petersburg. So it was a natural choice for them to commission local artist, Ron Francis, to do the two-story lobby’s plasterwork and some of the art pieces that will reside there.

Francis is a skilled artisan in the ancient plastering technique, grasello. He learned his craft 25 years ago during a European apprenticeship and he continues to hone his skills here in Tampa Bay. In his private label veneer plasters, Francis uses only Imported Italian lime-based plaster. The Venetian Plaster he uses is all-natural, with no pigments or fillers. Francis combines the Venetian Plaster with other “green” materials to produce a high-polished, high-gloss, multi-layer look, which is completely modern and unique. Even though plastering is one of the most ancient building techniques, Francis artistically gives his Venetian Plaster a modern twist that makes it look gorgeous and fresh in any atmosphere.

Ron Francis Art

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