Category: General

01
Sep

Davis Islands Newsletter September 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the September issue of The Islands View newsletter. Well the kids are back in school and while the whether is still hot, fall is actually right around the corner.  Take a look at a few of the event and activities scheduled for the coming months on the Islands, and in particular try to attend one of the City of Tampa’s budget workshops, where property tax increased will be discussed.  Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Cars and Coffee

Join the duPont Registry on Saturday September 17th at our own Peter O. Knight Airport for their “Cars and Coffee”  Event from 7am to 12pm. Admission is FREE for spectators/participants and is a wonderful opportunity to see classic cars and vintage planes.  Additionally, there will be stunt planes and a fighter jet!  In the past this event has brought out great crowds!

Bayshore Little League Registration Extended

The Fall 2017 registration for Bayshore Little League has been extended until September 4th.  Now is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of the extended deadline and register your child for the Fall season.  Whether they are just starting out or have been playing for awhile, Bayshore Little League is a great organization providing athletic opportunities for our children, and its located right here on Davis Islands!
Click here to register

Property Tax Increase Meeting

The next public hearings on the proposed FY 2018 budget and property tax rate increase will be held at Old City Hall 315 E Kennedy Blvd
Sept 13th – 5pm
                                    Sept 26th – 5pm
                                    The details of the entire budget can be downloaded on the City’s website here

 

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is back!  Mark your calendars now for October 21st, starting at 7pm at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex.  As always this is a FREE, FUN & FAMILY event hosted by the Davis Islands Civic Association.

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 1,870+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday September 5th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-17-57: 514 Suwanne Circle – Height Increase
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Reduce Setback – 9/12/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Increase Fence Height – 9/12/2017 @6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

481 SEVERN AVE  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
Build your Islands Dream home on this oversized lot with 95 feet of frontage and depth of 126 feet . The size and future building potential of this lot is unparalleled to existing land on the market.  For more information click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 



CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
GET TO MARKET FIRST WHILE PRICES ARE STRONG!

call (813) 391-9240 or

10
Aug

Best Deals on Tampa Homes for August 2017

Tampa Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal presents his top 3 picks for best tampa home for sale this week.  These properties are based on an evaluation of homes for sale in the Tampa Real Estate market that he perceives having the strongest value for buyers based on a number of core value factors.

Top Picks for this Week

520 Danube Ave | Davis Islands

4416 W Trilby | Maryland Manor

4306 W San Pedro | Davis Islands

01
Aug

Davis Islands Newsletter August 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the August issue of The Islands View newsletter. While many of us begin to prepare for back to school, there are a few important items to be aware of for the fall season. In particular, the City’s FY 2018 proposed budget with potential tax increase has been released for public comment. Additionally and most importantly their are volunteer opportunities on the Islands as well as a chance for your voice to be heard on important community issues. Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Yell from the Mountain Tops!

Over the last year there has been more vocal discussions on ways to improve our Islands community; from security to speeding, etc.

What you might not realize is that to get improvements it involves a concentrated effort from individuals in our community. In fact, this effort occurs throughout the year by volunteers of the Davis Islands Civic Association (DICA).

From DICA’s Traffic Calming committee to its community enhancement projects,the Civic Association and its volunteer board; reviews, plans and executes initiatives to make our community the best neighborhood in Tampa. To this end I would like to make a call out to ever residence that your input, energy and/or time is needed to keep our community moving forward. I encourage you to find ways to get involved in areas that interest you by reaching out to the Davis Islands Civic Association. I am certain this group would enjoy engaging you in existing and future initiatives. Attend the next Civic Association meeting tonight August 1st at 7pm at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex

You can also reach out by emailing the current president Leslie Stein leslie.stein2@verizon.net

YOUR 5 MINUTES ARE UP!

You may have heard but at this point the 5 minute signs in the City of Tampa are no longer being enforced by the City.  A few months back the Tampa City council voted to amend language crafted back in 1989 that allowed for the 5 minute signs.  This being said there is continued discussion within the City on potential future adjustments to the code regarding 5 minute parking.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

The Mayor’s proposed budget has been released for FY 2018. This budget includes both the operational and capital expenditures for the City of Tampa. Below are the proposed capital projects for Davis Islands. The details of the entire budget can be downloaded on the City’s website here

DAVIS ISLANDS CAPITAL PROJECTS
Davis Islands Pumping Station Force Main Replacement ($1,120,000)

Davis Islands Water Main Replacement ($4,278,600)

Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Dock Improvements ($25,000)
project provides for the Engineering Services for Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Dock Improvements to include preparation of permit and construction documents, permitting, and construction support services.

Davis Island Seawall Davis Island Seawall Near Tampa General Hospital ($183,000)
This project provides for repairs to the seawall at Davis Island near Tampa General Hospital between bridge ramps. Work includes spall and crack repair, replacement of damaged tie rods and installation of rip-rap to prevent erosion

The next public hearings on the proposed FY 2018 budget and tax rate increase will be held at Old City Hall 315 E Kennedy Blvd (5pm Sept 13th and 5pm Sept 26th)

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 1,700+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 1st at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm. This month only if you get there at 7pm there will be open discussion on issues pertaining to golf carts on the Islands.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
none
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Reduce Setback – 8/8/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-89: 128 E Davis Blvd – Reduce Front setback and parking spaces – 8/8/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-100: 475 W Davis Blvd – Reduce rear yard setback for pool – 8/8/2017 @6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

481 SEVERN AVE  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Build your Islands Dream home on this oversized lot with 95 feet of frontage and depth of 126 feet . The size and future building potential of this lot is unparalleled to existing land on the market.  For more information click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  PRICE REDUCED
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

 

 480 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
The PERFECT blend of space, style and price is offered in this updated Davis Islands residence. 4BD|3BA|plus office | Pool and 2 Car Garage. Click here to take our 3D Virtual Tour Today

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 


CURRENT DAVIS ISLANDS BUYER NEEDS


CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
GET TO MARKET FIRST WHILE PRICES ARE STRONG!

call (813) 391-9240 or

17
Jul

215 S RENELLIE DR | BEACH PARK

View our lastest listing at 215 S Renellie Dr in Beach Park

 

Gorgeous Luxury Residence located in the heart of Beach Park and built by luxury homebuilders Sunset Properties of Tampa Bay.  This beautiful and meticulously maintained home has it all with 5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, GOURMET kitchen, THREE car garage, plenty of outdoor space and all situated on an oversized 11,000 + SF corner lot.  You will truly appreciate the care and condition the owners have taken in maintaining this impressive home the moment you step through the large solid wood doors onto the beautiful OAK FLOORING with decorative inlay.  You will feel the open concept design of the great room with its large picture windows and glass French doors, high ceilings with decorative crown molding, and gas fireplace enhanced by the custom built-in cabinetry.  The gourmet kitchen will impress with beautiful ogee edged GRANITE countertops, custom antiqued cabinets, oversized farmhouse sink, stone backsplash, STAINLESS steel appliances with gas range, large island with prep sink, breakfast bar and additional space for informal dining.  The downstairs master suite will continue to impress with its spacious size and direct access to the outdoor lanai.  The in-suite master bath possess dual granite vanities, large jetted SOAKING tub, separate rain shower with tumbled stone, smooth travertine flooring as well as two large walk-in closets.   The second floor contains FOUR full sized guest bedrooms with one serving as a professional OFFICE with custom built-ins.  There is also a well sized multi-purpose bonus area that can serve as a reading, entertainment or study space as well as two full baths, each with granite counter tops and shower/tub combination.  Further enhancing the allure of this home is the wonderful outdoor space.  The backyard has a large covered lanai with slate flooring that provides excellent space for entertaining.  The yard has been enhanced with a WATERFALL SPA surrounded by lush tropical landscape, beautiful pavers and PLENTY of room for a pool.  The Beach Park Neighborhood is conveniently located to the Westshore District and International Plaza with excellent dining, shopping and entertainment options, including one block from Starbucks.  Additionally, proximity to Tampa International, major Interstates, schools and surrounding venues are ideal.

 

 

01
Jul

Davis Islands Newsletter July 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the July issue of The Islands View newsletter. While folks are enjoying vacations and spending time with family, there have been a couple of great enhancement projects that have occurred on the Islands this summer, take a look.  Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

A Community Effort to Throw Shade

If you have taken a trip to the Roy Jenkins pool recently you may have noticed the newly installed Tuuci Sun Shades on the pool deck.  These beautiful new covers were made possible by a combination of community forces bringing together both time and money.  In particular Chris Katsares with the Davis Islands Civic Association lead the effort along with monetary contributions from the Hillsborough County Mini-Neighborhood Grant, The City of Tampa, Davis Islands Civic Association and the Davis Islands Garden Club.  Currently, there are two shades purchased for the pool with the plan to secure at least 4 more.  If you are interested in learning more on how to contribute to this community project please contact Chris Katsares with the Davis Islands Civic Association. ckatsares@yahoo.com

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BIKE REPAIR STATION

If you are an avid biker or walker on Davis Islands you may have noticed the installation of the new bike repair station on Seaplane Basin.  This repair station organized and funded by the Davis Islands Civic Association is certainly something that helps in enhancing the friendliness of Davis Islands as an active community.  Included in this station is an air pump, rack to hold the bike and plenty of tools for repairs. A special thank you to Janice Davis (former DICA president) for leading this effort.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 1,700+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

There is no board meeting in July.  The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 1st at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
None
 
Variance Review Board
None

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

481 SEVERN AVE  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Build your Islands Dream home on this oversized lot with 95 feet of frontage and depth of 126 feet . The size and future building potential of this lot is unparalleled to existing land on the market.  For more information click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

905 VILLA VENICIA WAY|DAVIS ISLANDS- SOLD
This beautiful 3 story townhome on Davis Islands will be coming to market soon!  If you desire an updated, low maintenance townhome on Davis Islands than this is the property for you.  This property has 2 BD| plus office | 3.5 BA | 2,004 SF | 2 Car Garage.  Call today to find out more.
 480 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  UNDER CONTRACT
The PERFECT blend of space, style and price is offered in this updated Davis Islands residence. 4BD|3BA|plus office | Pool and 2 Car Garage. Click here to take our 3D Virtual Tour Today

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 


CURRENT DAVIS ISLANDS BUYER NEEDS


CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
GET TO MARKET FIRST WHILE PRICES ARE STRONG!

call (813) 391-9240 or

01
Jun

Davis Islands Newsletter June 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the June issue of The Islands View newsletter. School is out and the summer has begun.  Check out a few of the activities available on the Islands and remember that if you are taking an extended vacation away from home, follow a few simple safety precautions we listed below so you come back to your home in one piece.  Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Snow Cone Social

Grab your bathing suit and suntan lotion, then head to the Roy Jenkins Pool on Saturday June 10th.  The Davis Islands Civic Association is hosting their annual pool party and this year they are bringing Snow Cones!  Get there early to take a nice cool swim then from 2-4 pm grab a refreshing snow cone.

Youth Sailing Summer Camp

Are you still trying to figure out great activities for your son or daughter to participate in this summer?  Why not register them for a week of Youth Sailing at the Davis Islands Yacht Club.  Last year my son Sebastian participated in this program and it was great, so much so that we registered for him to do it again.  It was an excellent opportunity for him to learn the basics and just get more comfortable on the water.  You can register and find out more at DIYC Youth Sailing.  FYI, you do NOT need to be a member of DIYC to participate.

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR VACATION

During the summer months we are all excited about taking some time off, and in many cases leaving for an extended period.  Take a few precautions so your home stays exactly how you left it when you return.

SECURITY STEPS:
  • Stop your mail and newspaper or ask a neighbor to collect for you
  • Park your car inside your garage
  • Ask a neighbor to park in your driveway occasionally
  • Keep at least one inside light on a timer
  • Install motion-activated flood lights outside
  • Keep lawn trim
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
  • Unplug small appliances and electronic devices (saves energy)
  • Put water heater in “vacation” mode or turn off
  • Turn off water valves to dishwasher, washing machine and sinks
  • Set thermostat higher than usually to save energy
  • Make sure smoke detectors work
  • Notify home security company you will be away
  • Leave emergency contact number with a neighbor

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 1,660+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday June 6th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE1-17-96: 438 E Davis Blvd – Driveway Depth
DE2-17-35: 78 Martinique Ave- Raise roof ridge from 35′ to 38′
DE2-17-44: 413 Erie Ave – Reduction of side yard setback from 7′ to 6′
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-66: 11 Formosa Ave – Screen Pool enclosure structure – 6/13/2017 @ 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

481 SEVERN AVE  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  JUST LISTED
Build your Islands Dream home on this oversized lot with 95 feet of frontage and depth of 126 feet . The size and future building potential of this lot is unparalleled to existing land on the market.  For more information click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE (OFF MARKET)
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

905 VILLA VENICIA WAY|DAVIS ISLANDS- JUST LISTED/PENDING
This beautiful 3 story townhome on Davis Islands will be coming to market soon!  If you desire an updated, low maintenance townhome on Davis Islands than this is the property for you.  This property has 2 BD| plus office | 3.5 BA | 2,004 SF | 2 Car Garage.  Call today to find out more.
 480 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  UNDER CONTRACT
The PERFECT blend of space, style and price is offered in this updated Davis Islands residence. 4BD|3BA|plus office | Pool and 2 Car Garage. Click here to take our 3D Virtual Tour Today

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 


CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
LEAD THE PACK AND GET TO MARKET FIRST!
call (813) 391-9240 or
02
May

Davis Islands Newsletter May 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the May issue of The Islands View newsletter. This month we wanted to thank a group of folks who help keep our Islands community clean as well as announce the ground breaking on the new Islands development. As always, have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

“The Islander” – Breaks Ground

As you may have noticed at the corner of Bering Street and Davis Boulevard the old “Cadillac” Apartments have come down, fencing has gone up and ground preparation has begun. “The Islander” condominium of Davis Islands has broken ground! This unique 4 story mid-rise condo will be setting the next phase of prime real estate development on Davis Islands. With only 10 of the 11 units available for sale this will be a limited edition offering. This development is being undertaken by a local developer. Here is a quick video on site as well as a link to the floorplans and amenities/pricing.

 

Grooming is Back on DI

For all you Islands’ Pet Parents, Wag Natural Pet Market will open their Grooming salon once again. Professionally staffed and updated, they are accepting appointments now, to begin grooming on May 8th. To schedule your appointment or request more information just email grooming@wagoftampa.com.

Islands’ Cleanup a Success!

Thank you to the wonderful groups and volunteers who offered up their cleaning services on April 22nd.  There were over 80 volunteers who collected over 150 bags of garbage and recycling.  A special thanks to the following groups:

Coca-Cola

University of Tampa

Local Brownie Troop

Individual volunteers (too many to name here!)

Paul and Gaynell Gonzalez (for donating the refreshing Iced tea)

Dan Lavender (who always comes through w/ Dunkin’ Donuts & coffee)

And a very special thank you to Tanya and TJ King who are responsible for organizing and coordinating this entire event multiple times each year.

  

 

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 1,500+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands .  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday May 2nd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-17-28: 573 Suwanne Circle – 1ft reduction on side property offset, new carport
DE2-17-32: 540 Bosphorous Ave – Reduction of rear yard from 20-15 ft for deck
DE2-17-34: 42 Martinique Ave – Garage Extension into 25′ setback
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-66: 11 Formosa Ave – Screen Pool enclosure structure – 5/9/2017 @ 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

VILLA VENICIA WAY |  DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
This beautiful 3 story townhome on Davis Islands will be coming to market soon!  If you desire an updated, low maintenance townhome on Davis Islands than this is the property for you.  This property has 2 BD| plus office | 3.5 BA | 2,004 SF | 2 Car Garage.  Call today to find out more.

 480 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  UNDER CONTRACT
The PERFECT blend of space, style and price is offered in this updated Davis Islands residence. 4BD|3BA|plus office | Pool and 2 Car Garage. Click here to take our 3D Virtual Tour Today

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 


CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
LEAD THE PACK AND GET TO MARKET FIRST!
call (813) 391-9240 or
31
Mar

Davis Islands Newsletter April 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the April issue of The Islands View newsletter. This month we list a few events occuring as well as the end of an era in the Davis Islands Village. Also, remember on April 4th the Davis Islands Civic Association will have their monthly meeting to discuss future Islands initiatives, all residents are welcome to attend. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

End of an Era

At the end of May a long time staple of the Davis Islands Village “Serendipity – Accents and Gifts” will be closing its doors. This locally owned shop has been on Davis Islands for over 24 years and has offered Islands residents and visitors the opportunity to purchase unique and Islands theme products. Each week during April and May Serendipity will be holding a different sale until they close. Next time you are in the village stop in, give your well wishes and pick up some great items.

 

Fur Friend Wall Memorial

Our pets are like family and what better way to honor them, then with an engraved plaque located on the Davis Islands Dog Park Dedication Wall. This wall was constructed a few years back as a remembrance to the love and companionship our fur kids have given. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque just download the order form and follow the instructions. Each engraved weather resistant plaque is 5″x 5″ for only $75. Proceeds go to the cost of the plaque as well as contribute to the continued upkeep of the wall and enhancements to the Davis Islands dog parks.

Davis Islands Events Calendar

April 4th: Civic Association Meeting – Tennis Complex 7:30pm

April 8th:  Annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt – DI Garden Club 8:30am

April 22nd:  Great American Cleanup (Davis Islands) – Seaplane 9am

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Davis Islands’ Nextdoor.com site continues to grow.  We are now over 1,541 neighbors from 1,425 last month. I highly encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands to stay updated on our Islands community.  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday April 4th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE1-17-62: 90 W Davis Blvd – Yard Determination
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-36: 438 E Davis Blvd – Increase height of accessory structure – 4/11/2017 @ 6:30pm

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

 480 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  JUST LISTED
The PERFECT blend of space, style and price is offered in this updated Davis Islands residence. 4BD|3BA|plus office | Pool and 2 Car Garage. Click here to take our 3D Virtual Tour Today

208 DANUBE AVE #102 |  DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
Wonderful opportunity to live the urban lifestyle on Davis Islands with this New Oreleans inspired condo at “The Retreat”. More details

 

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

111 W DAVIS BLVD  | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
Cute Davis Islands home with 2 bedrooms/ 1 bathroom and completely updated.

CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
LEAD THE PACK AND GET TO MARKET FIRST!
call (813) 391-9240 or
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Mar

Davis Islands Newsletter March 2017

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the March issue of The Islands View newsletter. This month we focus on the future of Davis Islands with discussions around new initiatives and a new restaurant.  As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Developing Davis Islands Future

A frequent topic of discussion around the Islands is the future projects and initatives planned for our community. In short these projects are consistent with the June 6, 2007 approved Davis Islands Community Plan which is guided by the DI Stewardship Team. This year the Stewadship Team is presenting projects for discussion and review by the Davis Islands Civic Association. The following are a list of four proposed items identified for discussion.

  • Installation of restrooms at Seaplane Basin Park – Capital Project
  • Undergrounding of Utility Lines on the Islands – Multi-year project
  • Study to review feasibility of Davis Islands Community Center
  • Review of regulations regarding “Live-Aboards” on Seaplane Basin

These items are scheduled for review and discussion at the April 4, 2017 meeting of the Davis Islands Civic Association, residents are always welcome to attend.

Additionally, the DI Stewardship Team meets once each quarter, with their next meeting scheduled for May 16, 2017 at the DI Campus of HCC, 1st floor conference room.

 

More Beef on the New Restaurant

Last month we made a brief mention of a new restaurant coming to the DI Village “Islands Cantina”. This month we were able to speak with John Harr the owner of Islands Pizza and Islands Club, to discuss with us additional details on his most recent Islands venture. Islands Cantina will be a fresh ingredient Tex Mex restaurant on the higher-end (think Bar Taco in Hyde Park) with custom Tacos, Bowls and handcrafted margaritas & cocktails. Additionally, to give the food a special Islands flare each of the various Tacos will be named after Davis Islands streets. The restaurant is currently scheduled to open in April.

PS: If you are really interested in getting a first hand “TASTE” of the new cuisine, then stop by Islands Club any Friday from now until the resturant opens. Each week John and his team will be offering a different item from the future menu for customers to order and give their feedback.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Davis Islands’ Nextdoor.com site is continuing to grow.  We are now over 1,425 neighbors.  I highly encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands to stay updated on our Islands community.  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday March 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Variance Review Board
VRB-17-36: 438 E Davis Blvd – Increase height of accessory structure – 3/14/2017 @ 6:30pm

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

208 DANUBE AVE #102 |  DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
Wonderful opportunity to live the urban lifestyle on Davis Islands with this New Oreleans inspired condo at “The Retreat”. More details

 

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – New Price!

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 120 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale

Take an aerial and walking tour today


CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
LEAD THE PACK AND GET TO MARKET FIRST!
call (813) 391-9240 or
01
Feb

Davis Islands Newsletter February 2017

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the February issue of the Islands View newsletter. The pirates are starting to sail away and the City/Davis Islands is getting back to normal. With February being the month of love, we identified a great event that your home and garden will love. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

A New Islands Resturant

You may have noticed the new storefront in the Village.  While the details are hush, a new resturant called Islands Cantina is in the works. From unnamed sources this resturant seems to be a Casual craft taco bar.  As we uncover more information we will let you know.

 

Rain Barrels, Compost and More!

The UF/IFAS Extensions Hillsborough County is holding its “Compost Happens, Microirrigation and Rainwater Harvesting Workshop”

March 4th (8:30am to 11:30am).  While pre-registration is required it is FREE (click here) to Hillsborough County residents.
In short this workshop will teach you how to build rain barrels (1 free barrel per household) as well as a compost bin (1 free per household) and finally tips on installing micro-irrigation (1 free kit per household)

Enjoy some Islands Love this Valentines Day
With Valentines Day right around the corner here are a few specials our local businesses are having.  Additionally, here are some ideas for things to do on Davis Islands.
With Valentines Day right around the corner here are a few Valentines Day only specials our local businesses are having.  Additionally, here are some ideas for things to do on Davis Islands.
Islands Eats
  • Fountain Mediterranean – Special menu with reservations (open seating available)
  • 220 East – Special menu with reservations (open seating available)
  • Tasty Roots – 20% off desserts
  • TeBella – Valentines Day tea specials (love potion #9 and sweetheart fog)
  • Wag Natural Pet Market – 20% off Gourmet Valentine Day Dog Cookies
  • Make sure to check out our other island favorites: Margaritas, Farrell’s on the Island, Grecian Island, Zigi Cafe (under new ownership), Islands Pizza, Molly Malone’s, Anchor Bar and Oggi
Activities
  • Pirate Water Taxi – Ultimate Valentines Day Dinner Cruise
  • Park Under the Stars at Seaplane Basin
  • Take a stroll along the Davis Islands Trail
  • Share wine, coffee or dessert at DI Coffee Bar

 First Responders Appreciation Day

That Saturday February 4th the Davis Islands Civic Association is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Day at the Davis Islands Firehouse (corner of E Davis Blvd & Cayuga Ave)  The celebration is from 1pm-3pm and great for the kids to meet our fire and police personnel.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Davis Islands’ Nextdoor.com site is growing by leaps and bounds.  We are now over 1,359 neighbors with the next closest South Tampa neighborhood having 365!  I highly encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands to stay updated on our Islands community.  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday February 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

no updates as of this time

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
Prime lot on Davis Islands.  This lot is 145 ft deep and surrounded by beautiful homes.  Excellent opportunity to build new, utilize as a rental or renovate/expand.

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 120 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale –