Harbour Island is the most desirable address in Tampa Bay


High-Rise Condo, Hotel Project Claims Last 2 Harbour Island Sites

HARBOUR ISLAND - The Patrinely Group of South Florida is coming to Harbour Island to build a 300-unit complex of high-rise condominiums and a hotel.

The first phase, with construction expected to begin in December, is a 20-story condominium named The Plaza Harbour Island. It will be built at the mostly empty plaza that formerly housed Stallone's Market, 410 Knight's Run Ave.

The group plans to build 100 residences there, Patrinely's Managing Principal C. Dean Patrinely said.

The Plaza prices will be from the $300,000 range to more than $2 million. The Palm Beach-style architecture will replicate oceanfront high- rises, Patrinely said.

Market research showed a need for luxury living in the area, he said. The developers, who have projects in Miami, Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale, purchased the last two sites on Harbour Island from Lindell Properties.

``Harbour Island is the most desirable address in Tampa Bay,'' he said.

The 3-acre site eventually will have three condominium towers with more than 300 units, plus a hotel.

Resortlike villas on an upper plaza and town homes at street level will surround the tower. A landscaped pool terrace with cabanas, gardens and lawns, plus a spa, and fitness and business centers are planned.

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Developer plans luxury project for remaining Harbour Island sites

TAMPA -- Patrinely Group LLC has purchased the last two remaining residential real estate sites on downtown Tampa's Harbour Island, with plans to begin construction on the first phase of its luxury residential project, The Plaza Harbour Island, by the end of the year. Resort-like villas and townhomes at street level will surround the residential tower.

The development's Palm Beach, Mediterranean-style architecture will replicate designs found in high-rise oceanfront residences in South Florida, and this will compliment the prestige of Harbour Island, said C. Dean Patrinely, managing principal.

"For this level of sophistication and luxury, we seek 18-hour' urban mixed-use locations that cater to those who desire such living experiences like those on Harbour Island," said Patrinely.

Carl Lindell, an investor who headed family-owned automobile dealerships for 35 years, controlled the last development sites on Harbour Island and has become Patrinely Group's partner in this effort.

Patrinely said his company's research shows a substantial demand for upscale urban living in the Tampa market, especially on Harbour Island. Hence, the development's amenities will include a pool terrace with cabanas, gardens and manicured lawns, a destination spa, concierge services, 24-hour doormen, valet parking, and fitness, business and media centers.

Condo Shoppers Get Lofty View Of Future

Because The Plaza Harbour Island developers didn't have model rooms available for viewing, Patrinely Group LLC offered the next best thing at a get-together this week.

About 300 prospective buyers were taken to the 11th floor of Two Harbour Place, 302 Knight's Run Ave., to see a sweeping view Wednesday night.

The Plaza, next door to the former Stallone's Market, 410 Knight's Run Ave., is planned to rise 20 stories by 2006.

Patrinely of South Florida plans the 100 units from $300,000 to $2 million to replicate oceanfront high-rises, said managing partner C. Dean Patrinely. The 3-acre Plaza site will have three condominium towers with more than 300 units, plus a hotel.

The Plaza's view will include the Port of Tampa, with colorfully painted storage tanks and large ships, plus Harbour Island and Davis Islands.

Polly and Ira of Valrico, who attended the Plaza sales reception, said urban life is calling as they approach their retirement years.

``We love the theater. And we're looking forward to being closer to a lot of the events in Hyde Park,'' Polly said.

The Armans have looked at condominiums and lofts in the nearby Channel District, as well as at models of ParkCrest Harbour Island, a 336-unit building along the Garrison Channel to be finished this year.

``We're just taking our time shopping around,'' Polly said. ``There are now a number of projects to choose from.''

Debbie Hall of Hunter's Green said she has an interest in downsizing. ``But I want to scout around,'' she said, looking at Patrinely's floor plans for two- and four-bedroom units.

Another browser, Priscilla of Land O' Lakes, and her fiance built a home, but she loves the idea of living near downtown.

``The urban scene has a lot of appeal,'' she said, looking at the waterfront view.

proposed prices aren't out of the ballpark.

``Downtown Tampa is on the verge of a major breakthrough,'' We have a lot to offer. This really feels like a place to live and work.''