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Old September 23rd, 2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Downtown Residents- New Downtown Living

This thread is for dicussing new residents moving to downtown and any comments, updates, concerns or questions they or non downtown residers may have about new downtown living. This thread is also for rules, reccomendations, or suggestions for the new residents of downtown Tampa.

This thread is for the kind of discussion that was mainly going on in the Skypoint thread. I just went ahead and made it for any new downtown project.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #2
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I live in Austin Hall on the 8th Floor
So if anyone has any questions about university growth or anything going on in Hyde Park/West Tampa/Downtown, I can help ya out.
BTW Go to the restaurant I work at on the corners of Tampa Street and Madison Street.
Au Rendez-Vous and L'Eden. I'm a server tip big hehe
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #3
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I've been meaning to get over to Au Rendez-Vous sometime soon. I can always go for a croque-monsieur. Getting hungry just thinking of it!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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Oh, I've been there for lunch a few times. I work in Bank of America Plaza downtown. Anybody know when the Alessi's is supposed to open downtown?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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Just want to toss out L'Eden on Tampa across from the Park Tower - will open for lunch and dinner starting this week. . . went to the private pre-openning - excellent.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #6
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Just want to toss out L'Eden on Tampa across from the Park Tower - will open for lunch and dinner starting this week. . . went to the private pre-openning - excellent.
I was working!! I was the blonde bar tender!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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Hey guys I already posted this in the main forum, but I though it would belong here too:

Looks like the last Urbam Homes tour was a success, as it is now announced there will be another one on October 13th.

From today's downtown partnership Monday Morning Memo.

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Many things are still in the planning stages, but soon the Partnership will be able to release details about an exciting urban home tour on October 13th. This event will give prospective Downtowners, as well as the curious, a chance to see what downtown living is all about. The tour will feature available units in the Channel District, River Arts District and Central Business District. Look for information about the tour coming to a future Monday Morning Memo soon. For now, mark your calendar for October 13th.
http://www.tampasdowntown.com/newsletter.aspx?newid=67
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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Cool! They're going to do that again! good luck for the next one...
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Old October 5th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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I've considered checking out a two-bedroom or ph unit at Element but I have so many questions before even considering making the move. Maybe some of you here can help answer some of them...

Can you paint over the concrete walls and ceilings?
Can you put in ceiling fans?
Can you open any windows to let in fresh air or are you limited to just opening the sliding glass door(s) and do they have screens to keep out bees and mosquitos?
How do you get a dozen bags of groceries up 20+ floors without having to make several trips?
Where are the trash bins located?
How many parking spaces are assigned per unit?
Is there adequate visitor parking?
Those of you with neighbors - can you easily hear them through the walls and/or walking above/below you?
Do your units remain overly heated because of the glass walls and how well do your a/c units fair?
With this in mind, how does this affect your electric bill? Is it much higher than your previous experience?
Can you put a grill on your balcony, or are you stuck just using the grills on the deck?
Can you leave patio furniture on the balconies overnight?
Is there enough storage space provided in the units?
Is there any carpeted areas within the units, or is it all tile and wood flooring?
Have any of you experienced any leaks around the glass during heavy storms?
Are the units put together really well, or are they like a typical apartment unit?
How late are you allowed to use the facilities; pool, weight room, lounge, jacquizzi?
What are the avg. monthly condo fees?

So many questions to consider... I really would appreciate any answers that you all may be able to provide. Downtown living looks like it could be fun; I'm just not sure how much fun.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #10
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Can you paint over the concrete walls and ceilings? yes
Can you put in ceiling fans? yes
Can you open any windows to let in fresh air or are you limited to just opening the sliding glass door(s) and do they have screens to keep out bees and mosquitos? just the sliding doors and no screens altough bugs are miniumal to none up that high
How do you get a dozen bags of groceries up 20+ floors without having to make several trips? get a portable rolling cart
Where are the trash bins located? there are trash shoots on each floor
How many parking spaces are assigned per unit? one per bedroom
Is there adequate visitor parking?
Those of you with neighbors - can you easily hear them through the walls and/or walking above/below you? no
Do your units remain overly heated because of the glass walls and how well do your a/c units fair? not aproblem at all
With this in mind, how does this affect your electric bill? Is it much higher than your previous experience?
Can you put a grill on your balcony, or are you stuck just using the grills on the deck? no
Can you leave patio furniture on the balconies overnight? yes
Is there enough storage space provided in the units?
Is there any carpeted areas within the units, or is it all tile and wood flooring? your selection
Have any of you experienced any leaks around the glass during heavy storms? no
Are the units put together really well, or are they like a typical apartment unit? much better than an apt
How late are you allowed to use the facilities; pool, weight room, lounge, jacquizzi? midnight
What are the avg. monthly condo fees? around 32 cents a sq ft.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #11
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Thank you so much for your response, jahdish. You've been a big help and I really appreciate it!
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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #12
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Here's an interesting add for Skypoint:

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Skypoint Rentals Available!
Wanna live at Skypoint but not ready to buy???
I have units available now starting at $1300.
Live in Downtown Tampa's premiere skyscraper... skypoint!
Lease Purchase Options Available.
New York City chic at Tampa prices!



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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #13
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^Dang, I guess someone's basically willing to rent the place for taxes, fees, and interior maintenance, and is going to eat the mortgage for now.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #14
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Someone is just trying to hang on I think... or maybe they don't have a mortgage on it.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #15
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assuming that it is one of the smaller units the hoas will be right at 200 and the taxes maybe a little more than that so that still leaves a decent bit to go towards the mortgage. there is pretty much no way anyone is renting out a unit to cover all of there expenses (assuming they have a normal mortgage with 10 or so % down). if anyone thinks they can they live in a fantasy world. 1300 - 1500 dollars is a lot of money for a one bedroom rental anyway you look at it.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #16
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I would imagine @ those rental prices its just someone trying to stay afloat until the market improves.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #17
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1300 is overpriced. SkyPoint one bedrooms are like 800 sq ft right?
The Bay average is 90 cents per sq foot. That is nearly double what you should be paying.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #18
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The bay averages isn't in the tallest residential building around.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #19
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True.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #20
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i wouldnt begin to compare it to the average rental rates. post harbour island are well over a dollar per square foot to lease. two dollars a square in skypoint is not unreasonable but covering all of your expenses by renting is still going to be next to impossible.
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