Top 5 Places To Workout

Working out in the Burg is easy. We are lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine most days of the year and have extremely mild Winters. While there is still a significant amount of people here who set the new year’s resolution to get healthy and workout, St. Petersburg makes it easy for healthy living to become a lifestyle.

Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit

Walk outside

With miles of waterfront trails that are safe and connected, a walk along the waterfront is our favorite way to end the day. The views are spectacular, the people and furry friends are usually friendly, and there is always something beautiful to appreciate.

Take a Yoga Class

The Sundial in Downtown St. Petersburg offers a free yoga class every Sunday in their outside space and is a fun way to get more limber while being able to enjoy the downtown shops or cafes afterward. The Dali Museum also has their yoga class every Sunday that includes admission to the museum. And if you prefer to get your stretch on indoors, the Body Electric is a local favorite. Known for their welcoming and friendly vibe that accepts all of us, even the ones that have nothing in common with Gumby, this place is always tops on the Best of the Bay lists.

Lap Swimming

Swimming laps is always a top way to get circulation into your body while still being kind to your joints. The Salvador will have a solar heated pool on an elevated deck giving you an exercise space with a sky view for your backstroke.

Healthy living feels good! Wishing you a healthy 2017!

Happy Holidays

The holidays are here and our new condo tower offering affordable luxury living in the heart of downtown St. Pete is almost complete. We can not wait to have our residents move in- 2017 here we come!

We are proud to be able to offer you a place to live that is Green-certified with a focus on sustainability while also making sure that our residents have all the luxury amenities they expect.

With beautiful outdoor living spaces that include an elevated pool deck with spa and heated saltwater pool, outdoor firepit conversation area, and gas range, we have made sure that you will enjoy being outside day or night.

And we have made it easy to keep your favorite furry friend clean and happy with a state-of-the-art gated dog walk area with cleaning station. Secure two-level parking garage, professional property manager and 8-hour per day (5 days per week) concierge staff means resident security is a priority at the Salvador. You’ll also enjoy your condo home amenities like large window vistas and Bosch stainless steel appliances including a gas range.

Thanks for trusting us in building your new home!





Move to Downtown St. Pete

The Salvador is a new condo tower in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, FL that is scheduled to be completed in early 2017. This luxury condo tower is almost sold out. We still have homes available with our beautiful 2 bedroom and 2 bath C1 floorplan for a value of $450,000 – $550,000 as well as a special year end incentive until 12/31/16. Check out our photo gallery and see what artful living can look like. Our Smith & Associate Real Estate broker is available to assist you with your downtown move.

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Luxury Amenities Come Standard at The Salvador

Each one of The Salvador’s 74 residences feature modern finishes and luxury standard amenities in an artful and innovative setting.  The Salvador is a brand-new construction, which means that all of the living spaces, including the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms will showcase quality modern finishes.


The gourmet chef kitchens in the residences of The Salvador feature 8’ ceilings, 3cm quartz countertops, custom cabinets with European soft-close hardware, and tasteful backsplashes and open up to the living room, creating a seamless entertaining space.  Bosch appliances including a 36” stainless steel French-door style refrigerator with bottom freezer and filtered water dispenser, a stainless steel 5 burner gas range with warming drawer, a stainless steel hood with exhaust, a built-in push button stainless steel microwave, and an ultra-quiet stainless steel dishwasher – also standard amenities – make cooking and clean-up a breeze. And you and your guests will enjoy the built-in GE stainless steel 30-bottle capacity wine fridge.


The residences at The Salvador were designed for open-concept living.  The Great Room includes 9’ ceilings and 8’ tall window walls that slide open to a private balcony with clear glass railings and beautiful views of downtown St. Pete.  Hardwood floors are found throughout the residence, tying in each unique space.  The bedrooms include 9’ ceilings and two 7’ high windows to enjoy the view and a large walk-in closet with wood shelving.  The bathrooms include either a designer soaking tub or glass-framed walk-in shower with ceramic wall tiles, quartz countertops, under mount sinks, and custom cabinets with European soft-close hardware.


Residents at The Salvador will enjoy an abundance of amenities throughout the building and especially in their home.  Come see what upscale downtown living is all about at The Salvador!

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!

Pet Friendly Living in Downtown St. Pete

The ‘Burg, as we affectionately call our downtown community, is known to have a pet friendly vibe. In fact, the Real Estate website, Zumper, ranks St. Petersburg as the #1 Most Pet Friendly City in the Country! Most of the outdoor cafes that line Beach Drive cater to guests and their pets with doggie bowls of water and treats. Pets relax in the shade of large restaurant umbrellas while their owners get to enjoy a downtown outdoor vibe. Cassis American Brasserie even has a special menu for dogs! Pass by the main strip on any given day and you will feel the mutual love for pets happening in our little city.


Maybe it is the fact that St. Petersburg is sunny most days of the year with mild winters and miles of connected sidewalks to stroll that makes our city so alluring to dog lovers. When our architects and builders got together to design the Salvador, they made pets a priority.


Not only are residents allowed to have pets in their homes at the Salvador, but we will have a state-of-the-art dog walk area. Owners and their dogs will be able to socialize with other dog owners in the building as they meet-up in this special area. We will even have an outdoor cleaning station to make it easy for you to have fun with your dog and not worry about dirt being trekked into your home.
A focus on outdoor living and amenities means you and your pet will be happy to have chosen our new condo tower as your home. There are nearby dog parks and plenty of dog friendly beaches giving your dog the ability to be out and about as long as you choose.

Luxurious Bathrooms in Our New Condo Tower, Downtown St. Pete

Our condo tower is a new construction, which means that all of the living spaces, kitchens and bathrooms will be completely modern with the latest of finishes available. Custom options and upgrades are available with our local Interior Design Firm, Touche, available to assist you.


We chose to create a spa-like feel in each and every bathroom designed. Our floorplans are available with 1.5 bathrooms, 2 bathrooms, or 2.5 bathrooms, depending on the home you choose. All bathrooms (except C floorplans) come with a designer soaking tub and/or walk-in frameless glass shower. The master bathrooms will feature ceramic tile floor and full height ceramic wall tile at showers. 3cm quartz solid surface countertops with undermount sinks are also a unique feature of the Salvador bathrooms.


Every room in the Salvador homes, including the bathrooms, represent artful living with quality finishes and a functionality to the areas.

Explore Downtown St. Pete

One of the benefits of urban living is that you are close to it all – arts and culture, sport venues, parks and recreation, shopping, dining, and nightlife. At The Salvador, you can enjoy all that downtown has to offer within walking or biking distance, plus all of the luxury amenities that our residences provide. St. Pete is named “The Sunshine City” for its 360 days of sunshine a year. So, get outside and explore your new neighborhood. We promise there is something new to discover at every turn.

First Friday Block Party
Every month begins with First Friday, a block party along Central Avenue, with live music, food, drinks, and fun. In the heart of downtown, Central Avenue is closed to traffic and the weekend is kicked off in style by locals and visitors alike. Enjoy alfresco sidewalk dining at popular restaurants, walk through the streets and sample everything from freshly shucked oysters to microbrews, or secure a highly saught-after balcony table to get a bird’s eye view of the action and enjoy a drink with friends.

Moscato’s Underground – 475 Central Avenue N.
A hidden gem of downtown St. Pete, Moscato’s Underground is a 2,500 square foot cavern at the foot of a grand staircase underneath Moscato’s Bella Cucina. This hip and local bar/nightclub hosts local jazz and cabaret talent every Tuesday, Saturday, and first Friday of the month. Moscato’s Underground is adorned with vintage couches and loveseats and is the perfect oasis for a nightcap after dinner.

Furnish Me Vintage – 1246 Central Avenue
In the market for furniture that’s eclectic, collected, and just off the beaten path? Then make sure to stop by Furnish Me Vintage to uncover their mid-century modern, contemporary, and vintage treasures. Even if you’re not a buyer, Furnish Me Vintage is a place to stop, browse, and discover. The shop is brimming with beautifully crafted furniture and the owners are always happy to talk about their vintage and restored pieces.

The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club – 599 Mirror Lake Drive N.
All things retro are cool again. As is the case with shuffleboard. Once a popular spectator sport, shuffleboard has made a comeback, thanks to hipster millennials. The Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Club complex was built in the 1920’s and restored to the grandeur of its heyday. With 65 courts, grandstands, and over 600 members, the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is the oldest shuffleboard club in the world. You can experience the St. Pete Shuffle every Friday night from 7-11pm or open courts on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-9pm, when the club opens its doors to the public.

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, – NEW CONDOS FOR SALE.

Our St. Pete Condos Have NEW Financing Options

The Salvador is proud to announce that we have received a Conditional Approval from Fannie Mae for The Salvador Condominium.


This conditional approval means that once construction is complete The Salvador will qualify for conventional 30-Year Fixed Fannie Mae financing.  The final approval will offer opportunities for smaller down payments for conforming and jumbo loans. Shorter term and adjustable-rate mortgages will also be available to provide more options for you to finance your dream home.

The Salvador truly is one of the best values in Downtown St. Petersburg! With spectacular city and water views, top of the line finishes, and unparalleled attention to detail, don’t miss the opportunity to make The Salvador your future home.

For more information about this great financing opportunity, please contact Jason Nordin at 813-508-5456 or

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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.

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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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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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Worth The Drive: Food and Scenery

While downtown St. Pete is teeming with great restaurants, sometimes you want to get out of your urban zone and try something new. Lucky for us, The Salvador is very close to I-275, which connects you to nearby cities, each with a variety of restaurants and incredible water vistas. Here are are our top restaurants with great food and scenery, all within 30 minutes of downtown St. Pete:



Located inside the former Tampa Water Works pumping station and adjacent to Water Works Park with views of the Hillsborough River and Ulele Springs, this restaurant is a Tampa gem. Their food is award winning and their on-site brewery is fed by the waters of the Spring. The indoor main dining room also includes art and sculptures by local artists and the outdoor seating area allows you to dine alfresco to enjoy the pleasant Florida weather or a star-filled night.   After your meal, hang out in the park or take a stroll along the brand-new Tampa Riverwalk.

Rowe Bar

Located in the historic Lowes Don Cesar Hotel, this restaurant has tasty cocktails and waterfront dining. Grab a burger and a drink and enjoy a day at the beach.


Known all over the country for their Grouper Sandwiches, Frenchy’s is a Clearwater Beach tradition. Not only can you enjoy one of their fabulous grouper sandwiches, but afterwards, you can stroll the sugar sand beach of Clearwater for an entirely enjoyable day at the beach.


Tarpon Springs is known for their authentic Greek cuisine, and this restaurant is always listed as one of the top Greek restaurants in the area. Eat here and then visit the historic Tarpon Springs Sponge docks for a unique day in the Greek village of Tarpon Springs


Lobstah’s is located on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach and has a reputation for the best lobster rolls in town. Fill your belly and then take in the calming blue waters of Ana Maria Island for a relaxing day in the sun.

The options for great food and scenic views are boundless when you live in the Sunshine City.

5 Incredible One Day Road Trips from St. Petersburg


The great thing about living in downtown St. Pete is that you get all the advantages of city living like nightlife, great restaurants, and diverse cultural scene plus the benefits of urban escapes only a short car ride away.

Here are our Top 5 places to visit when you need a break from the city:

Venice Beach

Just a little over an hour drive away on Florida’s white-sanded Gulf Coast,  Venice Beach is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. The Venice coastal area sits on top of a fossil layer that runs 18-35 feet deep and was once teeming with sharks. Bring a shovel and a straining basket and you might find all kinds of shark teeth along its 14 miles of beaches to take home with you, even ones from the pre-historic giant Megalodon shark! The Venice Pier is a good place to start your hunt. Be sure not to miss Venice’s downtown, with Italian architecture and landscaped boulevards dating back to 1925 and similar to the Italian City which it is named after.

Myakka River State Park

If hiking, biking, or canoeing are more your speed, you’ll enjoy Myakka River State Park.  Located nine miles east of 1-75 in Sarasota, Myakka River State Park is one of the oldest and largest state parks in the United States and is abundant in native Florida wildlife like wild pigs, beautiful sea birds, and crazy big alligators. The park has trails to bike or hike with an elevated boardwalk giving you views of the Myakka River and the Florida vegetation. There are bike and canoe rentals available and airboat rides running throughout the day.

Weeki Wachee

Touted as the only city with live mermaids, Weeki Wachee is one of Florida’s oldest and most unique destinations.  While it is famous for its aqua clear spring water, mermaid show and water park, Weeki Watchie also makes for the perfect natural getaway.  Visitors can canoe, kayak or rent boats to travel down the Weekie Watchie River and into Old Florida, where otters, turtles, fish, and manatees can be seen.  Take a drive north of Tampa to experience one of Florida’s newest state parks.

Crystal River

A six-mile waterway fed by local springs and connecting Kings Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Crystal River is often called “Manatee Haven” due to the fact that in the winter months, when the water temperature cools, Crystal River can be home for over 400 manatees.  The springs, river, bay, and Gulf combine to allow for swimming, diving, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and fishing.  A trip here still offers a day of beauty and a glimpse of Old Florida in the heart of the Nature Coast. In addition to aquatic activites, miles of hiking/biking trails, and a quaint downtown will make you glad you visited. During scallop season (July 1-Sept 24) you can dive in less than 8 feet of water and go on a treasure hunt for bay scallops that will make for a yummy meal at the end of the day. Do the research on the fishing licence required, best areas, or guide rental if you plan on scalloping.

Don Pedro Island State Park

Don Pedro Island State Park, a barrier island located south of St. Pete and across the Intracoastal Waterway from Cape Haze, is only accessible by boat, kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP). Taking an eco-tour by kayak or SUP here makes for a great outdoor adventure, or visitors can choose to unwind and sunbathe on the mile-long white sandy beach. The area is teeming with starfish, dolphins, manatees, tortoises and a variety of seabirds.

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.

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St. Petersburg is a GREEN City

St. Petersburg is a city that is quietly becoming known across the globe as a city of innovation and high standards. It is the first American city to be designated a GREEN city. The designation is earned through Florida Green Building Coalition using LEED criteria and partnerships with Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building Council and the Environmental Protection Agency.


Living here, you get the sense that there is a deep level of care in the quality of life for this generation and future generations living in what locals affectionately refer to as, “The ‘Burg.”


Here are a few of the sustainability initiatives:

  • Water Conservation
  • LEED standards for new construction
  • Fuel-efficient cars in city fleet
  • Conversion of traffic signal lights to LED saving energy lighting
  • Waste to energy plant
  • Increasing use of solar power
  • Green space preservation with 2,292 acres of park land
  • Building largest bike/ped path in Southeast US
  • Named Florida’s best walking city by Prevention magazine
  • Street sweeping and street scaping with trees and flowering plants

And the list goes on and on. But what truly makes this city green are the people that live here. THEY LOVE TO BE OUTSIDE!!! And the City of St. Pete makes sure that when they do it will be easy for them to get around and lovely for all to experience.


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Green-Certified, Local AND Proud.

When you move into The Salvador, you will be living in a beautiful brand new residential structure that refines artful living, and you’ll know that your building was developed with a focus on community-enhancing beliefs and green friendly building practices.


The Salvador is being constructed on a lot that previously contained three dilapidated buildings that were unsightly and run down.  DDA Development is developing The Salvador to be a condo tower that gives people a beautiful place to live in downtown and is beneficial to the downtown community that they love.


For this reason, The Salvador was built with earth friendly philosophies and is the first condo tower in Downtown St. Pete to be a Green-Certified building. This distinction sets The Salvador apart from other condo towers. Here are some of the sustainability features that you will enjoy:

  • Energy Star windows
  • Energy Star glass doors
  • High-efficiency air-conditioners and water heaters
  • Solar heated pool
  • Energy Star roofing
  • Native Florida landscaping with low-flow irrigation system
  • Resident recycling program


Being green is just a part of the building’s sustainability practices. Supporting the local is the other core philosophy. The condo tower is being built with a focus on hiring local St. Petersburg companies in as many aspects as possible. Local hiring includes:

  • Contractor
  • Artist
  • Interior Design
  • Architecture Firm


Live in beauty, AND feel proud. It’s all here…


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.



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