Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Florida Trend Magazine describes the city of St. Petersburg as, “The Changing Face of Paradise.” Downtown St. Petersburg is experiencing a renaissance which has been in the making for the ten years and is still evolving. The city is feeling a boom in every sector, Marine Science, Medical, Technology, Arts and Higher Education, with a focus on the quality of life and community at the heart of it all. Residents are proud of their city and want to be a part of making it an even better place for future generations to enjoy.

According to Bob Glaser, President and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, “There is really no other West Coast city offering what this one has in terms of waterfront parks and cultural amenities.” The City boasts seven miles of downtown waterfront with double wide sidewalks, lush landscaping and outdoor cafes. There are over 35 miles of bike trails in St. Petersburg and an impressive $46 million Pier project, which will feature a waterfront multi-use park in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, once construction is completed.

Monthly art walks, a variety of world-renowned galleries and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, bring the artistic lifestyle into every aspect of living here. The SHINE Mural Fest re-invigorated the landscape of many facades with giant murals on buildings throughout the downtown district. And the art scene continues to grow, with the Museum for Arts and Crafts Movement already breaking ground on what will be the will be the largest museum of its kind in the United States. Mahaffey Theatre hosts The Florida Orchestra as well as artists from all over the country that enjoy playing there or one of the many other venues located in Downtown St. Pete.

Companies searching for cities that offer their employees enhanced quality of life are flocking to St. Petersburg. Jabil, one of the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, has their corporate headquarters here. Major medical facilities, like All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins Medicine, Bayfront Medical Center and St. Anthony’s have all seen expansion and growth in the last few years.

With waterfront views, sunshine most every day of the year, plenty of green space, a booming job market, and a diverse population that includes people from all over the world, St. Petersburg is on the map as one of the greatest cities in Florida, or maybe in the entire United States!

Here are just a few of the accolades that St. Petersburg has received in the past two years:

#1 Fittest Metro in Florida/ #27 in the US (American College of Sports Medicine 2015)
#2 Most Beautiful City in the US (The Culture Trip 2015)
#12 US Metro for Small Business (Biz2Credit 2014)
#1 Town for Craft Lovers (American Craft Week 2015)
#8 Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs (WalletHub 2014)
#4 in Top 10 List of America’s Most Underrated Cities (Conde Nast 2016)

To ready the Florida Trend article in its entirety and for more information on Downtown St. Petersburg, please, click here.

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…

Feeling Safe at The Salvador

While cities offer exciting opportunities and cultural enrichment, feeling safe and comfortable in a city is invaluable. The Salvador will be the first upscale, green certified condominium tower located in Downtown St. Petersburg and features a wide range of security features for our residents.


The architects at Mesh Architecture + Fabrication merged function with innovative design for the Salvador’s 74 residences that are inspired by the art of Salvador Dalí. You can rest assured knowing that the amenities of our building will enhance your level of comfort and enjoyment of all that the vibrant downtown has to offer:


  • Secure two-level parking garage; 2 parking spaces each for B, D, E, F and G units; 1 parking space each for A and C units, with additional spaces available for purchase
  • Two-story Lobby with concierge station
  • Controlled building access (lobby/garage) with key-fob system to provide peace-of-mind, including visitor call station
  • Security system integrated into the building
  • Secure bicycle parking within parking garage
  • Professional property manager and 8-hour per day (5 days per week) concierge staff
  • State-of-the-art gated dog walk area with cleaning station for late-night potty calls
  • Emergency generator to operate all life-safety systems
  • Elevated pool deck with spa and heated saltwater pool for privacy


Close to everything you need, The Salvador offers peace of mind and artful living in the heart of downtown St Pete.

Home sizes range from 964 – 2,795 SF and will feature modern finishes…

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


Stay connected on our Facebook page for more construction updates!

Winter in St. Petersburg, Florida

Wintertime in St. Petersburg, Florida is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Most locals (and snowbirds for that matter) will tell you wintertime is their favorite season. For us Floridians, the running joke is that it’s boots and scarf weather if the temperatures dip below 70. We think that one of the best parts of our winter is the bright sunshine with amazing sunsets that occur an average an hour later than our friend’s sunsets in the Northeast. While it’s getting dark at 4:30 pm up North you can almost squeeze another 9 holes in before our sunsets.


Here are some ways Downtown St. Petersburg residents spend the Winter:


Bike Riding

There are miles of trails that connect throughout downtown St. Pete and beyond. The downtown trails have scenic waterfront views and give you an opportunity to stop for a lunch break at one of the many outdoor cafes. Taking your bike to a nearby nature preserve or state park makes for a great day to experience the true beauty of Florida. You may even get to see a real Florida gator!



The St. Petersburg Yacht Club has Adult Learn-to-Sail lessons every weekend for the beginner adventure seeker. Getting out on the water with the winter breezes is a thrilling way to spend an afternoon.



St. Petersburg residents can always find a golf course to play on. There is never concern of snow on these courses!



Yes, the beach in the wintertime! Our winter days are filled with a warming sunshine making it a wonderful time to walk the beach and collect shells. Our spectacular sunsets are filled with shades of pink, red and violet streaks that reflect on the water and the sky for the most photo perfect way to make your Northern friends jealous.


The winter lifestyle is easy in St. Petersburg, Florida. We relax, enjoy life and feel thankful that this is “home”.


Live the St. Pete life, new condos in downtown St. Pete


Open Call for USF Artists

Open Call for USF Artists!

Digital Sculpture Contest

Overarching Theme: Surrealism

The Salvador is looking for your best surrealistic sculpture designs.

The Salvador is a new Green- Certified Condo Tower in the heart of the Arts and Innovation District of Downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Developed by a local development firm, DDA Development, with local architects from MESH Architecture & Fabrication, this residential building is inspired by the art of Salvador Dali and features a modern, artful design in the building and the individual units. Read more about the architect’s inspiration here.

The Salvador is calling artists from USF to come up with an innovatively designed sculpture that can be transformed into a 3-D printed sculpture. Winning sculptures will be displayed in The Salvador lobby with a cash prize being offered. 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. See below for all the details and contest rules!

Deadline: Entries must be submitted by February 5, 2016 | Winners announced on February 10th


  • Flies must be submitted on a DISK or USB drive
  • Files must be delivered by 5:00 pm February 5, 2016 Sabatia Cowden, FAH 231 College of Arts
  • File Formats (.obj or .stl).
  • All entries must also include a half-page Artist Biography and half-page Artist Statement. Text file needs to be submitted as (PDF or Word .doc).
  • Final sculptures will be 3D printed in artist’s choice of Brass, Bronze or Copper.
  • Maximum print size cannot exceed 10in X 10in x 10in.
  • The Salvador Logo and artist’s signature required on the piece (may be on the base or bottom or wherever the artists chooses).
  • The Salvador’s logo file can be downloaded HERE.
  • Digital .stl logos can be downloaded HERE.
  • Only winning entries will be 3D printed.

WORKSHOPS: Will be held at the USF Tampa Campus and will provide opportunities for sculpture artists and digital artists to collaborate.

$250 Cash For the Winner and $150 for two Runner-Ups and $75 for 4th and 5th place!

Note: Winning Sculptures will be displayed publicly in The Salvador’s Lobby in Downtown St. Petersburg. The five winning sculptures will each have five limited edition 1/2 sized 3D replicas printed.

Curators: Hank Hine, Curator and Executive Director of the Dali Museum, Yann Weymouth, Architect of the Dali Museum, Sarah Howard, Curator of Public Art and Social Practice.

For more information about The Salvador please visit:

Contact: Please contact Sarah Lesch | 813-727-4077 | with any questions or for more information (email answered more quickly).

Top Places for Brunch in DTSP

Nothing says weekend more than a great brunch. Brunch gives you a meal that is satisfying and filling, where you can linger over conversation and have that extra cup of coffee that you might not allow yourself during the work week. From The Salvador, there are so many places to walk to for Sunday brunch that your toughest part of the morning will be which one to choose! Here are our top places to walk to for brunch:


Red Mesa Cantina (128 3rd St S) – Red Mesa Cantina has a fabulous brunch menu. Offering the best breakfast burrito in town and delicious flavors of mimosas, this is a delicious way to start the day.


Queenshead (2501 Central Ave.) – Every Sunday, the Queenshead offers the Brady Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. The brunch offers smoked salmon, fish and chips, and other dishes that go along with the Queenshead vibe that is “a stylish yet homey reinterpretation of the British pub”.


400 Beach (400 Beach Drive NE) – 400 Beach offers a brunch buffet that is out of this world with incredible seafood selections, an international table, and a dessert room. You will leave feeling full and happy you get to walk home after this brunch!


Marchand’s at the Vinoy (501 5th Ave NE)– This is the brunch buffet to treat yourself and any out of town guests to. With a waffle station, a carving station, and a variety of pastries, you are sure to leave with a full belly and a feeling that the day is off to a blissful start.


Kings Street Food (937 Central Ave)– This “new age” diner is a hip spin on the classic diner atmosphere. Start your day here with crispy fried chicken and donuts. Comfort food at its finest!

Live well…move to downtown St. Pete


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

Kitchen Is the Heart of Condo Living #dtsp

The Salvador’s Kitchen is the Heart of Condo Lining in Downtown St. Petersburg

The heart of a home is almost always described as the kitchen. It is not necessarily because we are all expert culinary chefs that a kitchen is so meaningful to a home, but instead because a good meal brings people together and helps us feel replenished at the end of the day. A good meal whether shared or solo is a chance to nurture your body with nutrients, flavorful tastes and creative new sensations for your palate. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming or fancy to be enjoyable. You may just cut a few slices of cheese and uncork a bottle of wine to feel the pleasure and delight of being with your friends and family.

A good kitchen brings intimacy and pleasure to your cooking experience. At The Salvador, we designed our condos for the heart of the home, with the design on the kitchen being a central focus in the harmony of the entire condominium.

Our kitchens have countertop space for serving, cutting, and chatting with your guests as they sit around the countertop island. This open design ensures that the kitchen is a part of the vitality of the entire condo living space. Along with an open design, our state of the art appliances, makes cooking enjoyable and precise with gas ranges and a variety of other features for the home chef.

Kitchen features include:

  • Bosch 36” wide stainless steel counter-depth refrigerator with French door bottom-freezer with filtered internal water dispenser and LED lighting
  • Bosch stainless steel 5-burner gas range with built-in warming drawer
  • Bosch stainless steel re-circulating exhaust hood with four-speed touch controls, LCD display and halogen lighting
  • stainless steel pushbutton drawer microwave./li>
  • Bosch stainless steel ultra-quiet dishwasher with built-in water softener
  • GE stainless steel wine cooler with 30 bottle capacity
  • Brizo Solna single handle kitchen faucet with pull-down spray wand.
  • 3cm quartz solid surface countertops with under mount stainless steel sinks
  • Custom contemporary cabinets with plywood boxes, wood veneer doors and drawers and soft-close European hardware
  • Upgraded lighting, including LED fixtures in select places

We also have a gas grill on the amenity deck available for all residents. Grill your steaks and veggies on our grill then eat under the stars on the deck or bring your delicious meal back to your condo. With the Saturday Morning Market, Locale Market and Publix being walking distance from The Salvador, getting fresh, local and organic ingredients will be easy.
When you live at The Salvador, you will enjoy the culinary experience of a condo that is designed with elegance, functionality and enjoyment in mind.

The C1 Floorplan's Kitchen

The C1 Floorplan’s Kitchen


Explore downtown St Pete with St Pete on a Segway Tours #condosforsaledowntownStPete

St. Petersburg on a Segway

2 hours of being a kid again!!! Take a segway tour with us and discover how beautiful downtown St. Petersburg really is.

A great way to get some fresh air, see the sights, the sites and the culture and cuisine of

Ride through some of St. Pete’s’s most popular destinations with an experienced guide. Tour stops include The Pier, The new Salvador Dali museum, the storied Vinoy Park Hotel, as well as some secret views of our town that will surprise even the locals.

It’s a great way to show off your town to visitors and guarantee huge smiles for everyone who joins us.

Visit St. Pete Segway Tours for more!segway

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

Downtown St. Pete Is A Dog-Friendly Town #condosforsaledowntownStPete

dogs5Downtown St. Pete is a dog-friendly kind of town. Your dog will have plenty of places to explore with miles of waterfront trails to walk and grassy parks to play in. No matter what time you are out and about, there always seems to be someone walking their dog.
Dog owners in this town are courteous and encouraged to pick up after their dogs. You will often see the owners seeming just as happy to be hanging out in the dog parks as the dogs are! And if your dog like to swim, North Shore Park is going to be his/ her new favorite hangout. This dog-friendly park has a beach where they can run in the sand and frolick in the surf.


There are so many dog friendly restaurants in this town, that it is hard to list them all. But area favorites like Parkshore Grill, Ceviche, and 400 Beach Drive are all dog-friendly. You will see many people hanging with their dogs at the outdoor cafes that dot downtown St. Pete.
At our condo tower, The Salvador, we know how important your dogs are to you and we want to make it as easy as possible to take care of them. We have a state-of-the-art gated dog walk area with outdoor cleaning station. After getting dirty playing at the park, you are going to love cleaning your dog off before you reach your condominium.

In our town, dogs are welcome!

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! 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


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!


Artful Condos in Downtown St. Pete

Research shows that the beauty of art is good for our health. Just spending the day walking through an art museum can have a positive effect on your nervous system, your mental outlook and even on the way the heart pumps blood through your veins.

When DDA Development sought to revitalize a block in the “Innovation and Arts” District of downtown St. Petersburg with a new and unique condo residence, they looked to the local community for inspiration. Downtown St. Petersburg has long prided itself as a community centered around the arts.

The monthly art walks that unite the downtown studios and galleries for the purpose of sharing their art with the community bring people from all walks of life together to enjoy a night of artistic expression. Besides the monthly art walks, residents or visitors can become an artist with a variety of art classes in almost every genre from clay sculpting to glass blowing occurring every day of the week. And then there is what some might consider the anchor of our arts community, “The Dalí Museum.” Just seeing the exterior design of this building is enough to inspire an appreciation for the imagination and what is possible in artistic and architectural design.

To ensure the soul of this arts community is in every aspect of the building design, DDA Development partnered with local architecture firm, MESH Architecture. From the shape of the pool to the lobby art, there is a focus on creative expression with some of the design being an homage to the artist Salvador Dalí. The building reflects the merging of art and function.

“We wanted people to feel the power of art each and every time they stepped into The Salvador. The lobby needed to be modern and artistic,” says John Schilling of DDA Development. To do this, DDA commissioned local artist Ron Francis to do the lobby in polished plaster. Francis is a skilled tradesman in the art of plaster and specifically a technique called grasello that gives the wall a highly polished, high sheen look. His plaster is “private labeled” made out of Carrera marble flour, which he layers on the wall in a highly labor-intensive way that is an artisan art form centuries old. The multi-layered wall is unique and makes a modern statement that is almost like having a seamless marble wall.

The uniqueness of The Salvador design is everywhere and by partnering with the “locals”, the building reflects what is already creative and genuine about the community of downtown St. Pete. By bringing the arts into the design, DDA Development has had the subtle effect of creating an atmosphere that feels nourishing and healthy to the residents and their guest.

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.

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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.

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