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Old March 6th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #21
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Will this project back up directly to the building on the corner of 12th and Washington or will there be space between the two? So eventually the brick building (which I believe is an art studio?) can be torn down for a tower can rise at that end.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 07:01 PM   #22
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^There will be space...an open lot behind the hose factory on 12th St, which is now fence off and then the art studio house. That lady has no desire to sell at all...from a friend who live across the street from her a few months ago.

I believe there's a law firm building still behind this development on 11th...
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Old March 6th, 2015, 07:20 PM   #23
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She must have a good amount of money to afford the property value. Add Skyhouse and this project, the art studio is going to be sitting on some high value land.
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Old March 7th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #24
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I hope she doesn't sell. The building adds a great texture to the neighborhood. I'm going out on a limb to say that I'm somewhat sad to see the Amazon building go. There are aspects that I think are architecturally charming. Beyond this example, I wish Tampa had a healthier relationship with old buildings.
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Old March 7th, 2015, 10:42 PM   #25
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you gotta be kidding, that place is a blight on the whole area.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 12:55 AM   #26
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I'm not at all kidding, and I can name several (purely economic) reasons why "blighted" buildings are a great asset to emerging inner city neighborhoods. To say nothing of other, non-market reasons as to why we might value older structures.

As for the physical status of the building (code compliance), I can't comment about this particular property.
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Here are a couple of pics of the activity going on at the site...





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Old March 8th, 2015, 05:43 AM   #28
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The Amazon building is the type of building that if it had been in Ybor, Seminole Heights or Tampa Heights would've been converted into lofts and that would've fit in fine. In the Channel District though, I don't see much use for it and it's existence greatly under utilizes the land it sits on.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #29
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The Amazon building is the type of building that if it had been in Ybor, Seminole Heights or Tampa Heights would've been converted into lofts and that would've fit in fine. In the Channel District though, I don't see much use for it and it's existence greatly under utilizes the land it sits on.
Agreed. There was a major graffiti artwork complex in long island city that was torn down to make way for high rises
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Seeing it every day, there's nothing redeemable about this building. It's ugly from the ground and from looking at it above. The old lady who owns the art studio behind it, that's at least is an old, brick building that has some character. The amazon building not at all.
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75, thanks for the picture updates. Just think the district will be that much better with that Amazon building gone. I get the nostalgia side of it, but that was just too far gone, as well the old bath house building. It was time......
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I hope she doesn't sell. The building adds a great texture to the neighborhood. I'm going out on a limb to say that I'm somewhat sad to see the Amazon building go. There are aspects that I think are architecturally charming. Beyond this example, I wish Tampa had a healthier relationship with old buildings.
I totally agree with you Maxim. I think some older buildings in the area should be kept around, as they keep a sense of charm to the neighborhood. While the Amazon hose building isn't all that appealing to me, and I really could care less about it, the art studio building has a lot of charm that brings forth a nice ambiance to the area. I had an opportunity to visit that studio years ago btw.
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Old March 8th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #33
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Well, luckily for the art studio building, there is still plenty of prime land that awaits to be developed. And you could even say the lofts across the street will be reaching their time in the next 20 years.

Any back story on the art studio building though? Besides it being a nice looking brick building, any true significance?
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Old March 9th, 2015, 01:50 AM   #34
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Not that I'm aware of, but my memory isn't serving me well either.
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Looks like they are currently putting up a fence all around the land.
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Sweet! Hopefully, they can stick to a 8-10 month timeline since it's only 7 stories.
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From the pictures it looks to be eight floors.

Looked again. It's seven unless the first floor has extra height.

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Looks like they are currently putting up a fence all around the land.
There were two workers from South Florida fence today with some kind of machine. Looks like they are drilling for a fence. Crazy me, I asked one of the dudes if they are tearing it down and he just said yes. Don't know about the bath, but my guess is they will both be torn down at the same time. There's a "for sale" sale sign on the property next to Zelda's but don't know how long it's been there.
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^The for sale sign has been on that property for well over a year now -- I believe they are asking ~$2M for that lot.
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I think it's pretty tight there. Looks like another place that could be vertical without ruining your view.
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