Saturday, May 27, 2006
County commissioners recently had a one hour workshop regarding CDD communities and whether the county is giving sufficient oversight of the CDD's. This, in view of the fact that most new large developments are choosing CDD's and it appears that more and more homes in Pasco County will be in CDD communities.
In the New Tampa / Wesley Chapel area, the largest communities are CDD communities, with the homes in Meadow Pointe, Seven Oaks, and Lexington Oaks all under CDD.
For more information regarding CDD communities please refer to my previous post in January, under archives.
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Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty: (813) 494-2124
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Developers recently revealed the artist renderings of the Shops at Wiregrass. Located at the corner of S.R. 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel, the Shops will have three anchor stores: J C Penney, which is already open, Dillards, and a third yet to be named retailer. With a scheduled opening of Fall, 2007 the Shops at Wiregrass will feature brick paved sidewalks, clay-tiled roofs, limestone accents, fountains and outdoor benches for seating. Additionally, tree lined semi-circular streets and an upscale restaurant area will be features of the Mediterranean styled architecture.
Wiregrass Ranch, is a 5,000 plus acre project that will eventually have 16,000 homes and a total of over 4 million square feet of retail. It is located just a few miles east of the proposed Cypress Creek Town Center, with a projected 1.3 million square feet of open air shopping.
Thinking about Buying or Selling a Home? Contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, (813) 494-2124. www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
At a special homeowners association meeting this week about 100 residents showed up opposing the addition of miniature golf being added to the Pebble Creek Golf Course in New Tampa. The new owner of the golf course, Bill Place is asking the Hillsborough County commissioners to add miniature golf near the entrance to Pebble Creek. Place will host meetings this week at the golf club to respond to questions about the project, and if approved intends to start building the miniature course in November for a January 2007 opening.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
A large new 430,000 square foot outlet mall with approximately 120 brand name & designer outlet shops is in its early plans with a location just a few miles north of New Tampa, just south of S.R. 52 along I-75.
This announcement by the Chelsea Property Group was made recently and if built will only be a few miles north of our neighborhoods in New Tampa and a short jaunt from our homes. Stores in its already operating outlet mall in Orlando include Versace, Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Dior, & Ferragamo.
Interested in Buying or Selling a Home? Contact me, Russ Perlowski of People's Choice Realty, a realtor in New Tampa.
(813) 494-2124, or visit my website at: www.TampaHomesOnTheWeb.com
Monday, May 22, 2006
28422 S.R. 54
Beef O Brady’s
10920 Cross Creek
Beef O Brady’s
27315 S.R. 54
18001 Highwoods Preserve
17513 Preserve Walk Lane
Cap’s Tiki Hut
28107 SR 54,
17643 Bruce B. Downs
16049 W. Tampa Palms Blvd.
Ciccio & Tony’s
16019 Tampa Palms Blvd
Circles New Tampa Bistro
19651 Bruce B. Downs
Bruce B. Downs & Bearss
27725 S. R. 54 (off Oakley Blvd.)
27807 S.R. 54
Fushia Asian Bistro
17503 Preserve Walk
28444 S.R. 54
Joy O Wok Chinese Café
Kado Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar
19050 Bruce B. Downs
Las Palmas Spanish Café
19751 Bruce B. Downs
Lee Roy Selmon’s
17508 Dona Michelle
Liang’s Bistro Asian Cuisine
17515 Bruce B. Downs
17641 Bruce B. Down
Mazzola’s Little Italy Deli
10032 Cross Creek
Moe’s Southwest Grill
17509 Bruce B. Downs
17011 Palm Pointe Dr.
5710 Oakley Blvd.
18011 Highwoods Preserve
Peabody’s & the Palm Lounge
Pizza Suprema II
Polos Italian Grill
19040 Bruce B. Downs
17021 Palm Pointe
17520 Bruce B. Downs
-Dempsey’s Steak House
4700 Saddlebrook Way
17525 Preserve Walk Lane
Stonewood Grill & Tavern
17050 Palm Pointe Dr.
18101 Highwoods Preserve
Sushi Tsu Japanese Steakhouse
10022 Cross Creek
16023 W. Tampa Palms Blvd
Possible expensions include adding a second floor with 10,000 additional space of square footage and/or adding to the first floor with 10,000 additional square feet. The Tampa Tribune reports that if the expansion is included in the 2008 budget for the New Tampa library, the expansion could be completed by 2011.
Thinking about Buying or Selling a home? Give me a call:
Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, (813) 494-2124
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Those of us fortunate to live in New Tampa still must prepare ourselves and our homes in New Tampa in the event of a Hurricane. While we have been fortunate to live in an area that has been virtually free of Hurricanes, we still must be prepared. The following is a suggested list to use for hurricane preparedness. While it is not intended to be an all inclusive checklist, it serves us all as a good starting point to be prepared.
Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday on Hurricane Preparedness: May 21-June 1, 2006
□ WATER: Drinking water—at least 1 gallon per person/day for two weeks
□ MEDICAL: 4 weeks supply of prescription medicines, First Aid Kit, antiseptic, pain reliever, bandages, & insect repellent
□ ICE CHESTS: Two, one for ice, one for food & don’t forget the ice
□ CASH/GAS: ATM’s, credit cards, & gas pumps may not work
□ REPAIR SUPPLIES: Plastic tarp for windows or roof repair, duct tape
□ TOOLS: Manual can opener, hammer, nails
□ PAPER/DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS: Paper towels, disposable plates, cups, toilet paper, & eating utensils
□ INFANT NECESSITIES: Medicine, sterile water, formula, diapers, bottles
□ BATTERY OPERATED APPLIANCES: Radio, camera, portable television, fans, and batteries
□ CLEAN UP SUPPLIES: Mop, buckets, towels, plastic garbage bags, bleach/disinfectant
□ FIRE/LIGHT: Charcoal, lighting fluid, propane, matches, lanterns/flashlights and batteries
□ LINENS: Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses Try to wash all laundry prior to storm.
□ PERSONAL HYGIENE: Deodorant, disposable wipes, contact lens solution, toothpaste, etc.
□ NONPERISHABLE FOOD: Powdered/canned milk, canned/bottled juice, canned meats & fish—Spam, chicken, ham, tuna, cereal, cookies, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, bread
□ WATER TIGHT CONTAINERS FOR DOCUMENT STORAGE: Place insurance policies, birth certificates, wills, etc. in water tight containers
The city's first Neighborhood Fair & Hurricane Expo will be held at Raymond James Stadium on June 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gate D. 50 exhibitors will be there to assist you with your preparations for the hurricane season.
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RUSS PERLOWSKI Exit KG Realty (813) 494-2124
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The Sweetwater Organic Community :
features organic produce and provides for tours of the organic farm too! Open Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Farm is locateed at 6942 W. Commanche Ave., Tampa, FL 33634 and is a short drive for those of us living in New Tampa. Visit their website at: www. sweetwater-organic.org .
Quilting and Sewing Camp
For ages 10 to 15 in June and July, offered by Keep Me In Stitchesa sewing retailer. Additional classes include two and three day classes. Available to beginners and intermediate users. Located in South Tampa and in Carrollwood. (813) 908-3889. www.kmisinc.com
A program pf the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA that teaches golf skills to children ages 7-18 in weekly sessions. Visit www.thefirstteetampabay.org
Summer Learn to Sail offered by the David Island Youth Sailing Foundation. 1/2 day and two week sessions offered where kids learn sailing and boating concets. www.diyc.org
Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts
Brazilian martial arts that includes dance, acrobatic movements, singing, etc. www.tampacapoeira.com
Creative Classes in Lutz:
Creative Hands Enrichment Center Summer Camp in Lutz for children from 8-14. Cooking, clay, sewing, etc. Call (813) 948-0341
Insight Studio in Tampa is offering Summer Fine Art Photography Camps. (813) 390-3422
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; Patel Conservatory is providing 1/2 day and full day camps on dance, music and acting for one week or longer. www.patelconservatory.org
Busch Gardens Adventures
Kids get "up close" to animals and have fun on the rides. Lots of programs to choose from. www.swbgadventurecamps.com (866) 468-6226
Interested in Buying or Selling a Home in Tampa? New Homes? Resales? Contact:
Russ Perlowski, (813) 494-2124 with Exit KG Realty.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Initial approval of the Wiregrass Ranch Master Planned Development was granted by the Pasco County Development Review Committee for the first phases of construction of three subdivisions in Wesley Chapel / New Tampa.
Located east of Bruce B. Downs and North of S.R. 56 the 1500 acre development will include retail, office, and commercial space as well as residential units including single family and multi-family homes.
The first phase by Del Webb is over 150 acres located in New Tampa on the east side of Bruce B. Downs and south of the future extension of Chancey Road. Del Webb plans over 260 single family homes in a 55 and older community. West of Phase I will include 198 townhomes on over 36 acres. Additionally, the DRC gave preliminary approval for Phase I of Village Walk, (to be developed by DiVosta on the North side of the Chancey Road extension), a retirement community including over 400 single family lots. Construction is not expected to begin for some time since the infrastructure is not yet in place.
For more information on Buying or Selling a home in Tampa, please contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty at (813) 494-2124 or (800) 718-3948. Also visit my website:
Monday, May 15, 2006
The following statistics were recently released for the month of March by GTAR:
Qty of New Tampa Sales for March---------82--------Avg Sales Price----------$398,372.
Qty. of Pasco County Sales for March------290-------Avg Sales Price---------$244,123.
(Includes Wesley Chapel)
Time on Market for all sales not including private sales or new construction:
0-30 Days-------538 Units
31-60 Days-------672 Units
61-90 Days-------423 Units
91-120 Days-------310 Units
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Saturday, May 06, 2006
The Florida Estates Winery will host a wine festival from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 13 and May 27. The event will offer food, crafts, music etc. in addition to the opportunity to sample the winery's wine. The winery, not far from New Tampa is located four miles west of I-75 at 25241 S.R. 52 near Land O'Lakes. For more information, visit their website: www.floridaestateswines.com
Friday, May 05, 2006
This week LifePoint Church announced their purchase of the Winn-Dixie building in Hunter's Green on Bruce B Downs in New Tampa. The 47,000 square foot building includes over seven acres of land.
The reported asking price for the property was $7.75 million. Lifepoint reports that it averages between 1,500 and 2,000 people attending at least one of the eight services each month, currently held at the New Tampa Family YMCA.
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