more than a vision of another loft complex for the District. to create a village within the city.
The St. Petersburg developer is eager for the Village to be much more than 360 residential units. He also plans shops and office space, inspired by Barcelona, where people walk and socialize.
First, to get through the holidays. ``Everything slows down a little this time of year,''
having a Jan. 13 deadline looming. That's the date of the city zoning hearing for his Village.
proposing four 14-story buildings. The height limit in the District is 60 feet.
The $100 million project would be within a block of the entertainment complex.
The Village's four building designs would be urban Mediterranean, modern, historic warehouse and a classical midrise.
vision based on his travels in Spain,'' architect, who is designing the buildings. want each piece to look like a village and not like a monstrous project.''
each building would be a different color. ``But somehow this will all work together, even with the different architecture,''
The village like conclave could be just what the District needs,
``We didn't want to leave the area, but the project was too good for the neighborhood,''.
The medical clinic hopes to move to the corner of Adamo Drive and 19th Street so it will still serve the Port of Tampa,
plans to use the clinic building, which also houses an artist gallery, as a temporary sales office.
The 100,000-square-foot storage operation could be replaced by the bulk of the residential project as early as 2006.
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