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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!

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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
02
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 –

03
Jan

Davis Islands Newsletter January 2017

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the January issue of the Islands View newsletter and HAPPY NEW YEAR! This past year has flown by, and I for one am excited about 2017. One of my goals this year is to stay even more interconnected with the Islands community, to this end I encourage you to submit to me any ideas or issues you think should be addressed in our community. I will work to connect these to the rest of the Islands, as well as with the best individuals both locally and at the City of Tampa who can potentially handle them. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Gasparilla 2017

With the new year upon us, now starts the Gasparilla season.  Below are the dates of the various Gasparilla events for January as well as the “No Parking” map for  Davis Islands.
Gasparilla Children’s Parade: January 21st – 3:30 to 6pm
Gasparilla Pirate Fest Parade: January 28th – 2:00pm to approx 5:30pm
Davis Islands Gasparilla No Parking Map

 

Tampa Christmas Tree Collection

The City of Tampa Solid Waster department will continue Christmas tree collection until January 6th.  Residents are asked to remove all decorations and lights, cut tree limbs to four feet lengths, bundle, and place curbside on their regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.

Each year a variety of organizations and individuals host events each month on the Islands.  The specific dates are still in the planning staged however here is a rundown of the events that generally occur by month
   March
Great American Cleanup – Davis Islands
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
April
Movies in the Park
June
Pool Party and Ice Cream Social
September
Coastal Cleanup – Davis Islands
October
Halloween in the Village
November
Davis Islands Civic Association Annual Meeting
December
Davis Islands Toy Drive
Lighted Golf Cart Parade
Lighted Boat Parades

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our 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

Ever since we crossed the 1,000 member mark our Nextdoor.com Davis Islands site is growing by leaps and bounds.  We are now over 1,200 in less than a 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 January 3rd 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:

Design Exception
DE2-16-72: 198 Blanca Ave – Increase Building Height – 1/26/2017; 10:30am
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-22: 58 Bahama Circle – Increased Fence Height – 1/10/2017; 6:30pm
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Reduce Front Yard Setback – 1/10/2017; 6:30pm

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

6 CAYUGA AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD (in only 3 days)
Spectacular Davis Islands waterview home at a fantastic price!  4 large bedrooms, 4 full en suite baths, private office, oversized 2 car garage with workshop , large saltwater heated pool plus located on a large corner lot. Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
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 – AVAILABLE
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 120 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale –

01
Dec

Davis Islands Newsletter December 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the December issue of the Islands View newsletter. This month there are a number of great holiday events occurring on the Islands, so take a look at the calendar section. Also we reached a huge milestone on our Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands website. In closing I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Years. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

It’s Always Good to Know

Recently there have been questions regarding sidewalk access around the Islands. In particular, times where vehicles are parked across the sidewalk or large tree branches from an owner’s property are projecting over the sidewalk. Doing some research through the City of Tampa’s Neighborhood Enhancement Division, the following City Ordinances as it relates to these two items are explained (click links below):

Sec. 22-8. – Obstructing streets, sidewalks, alleys, etc.; exceptions.

Sec. 22-309. – Trimming branches of trees projecting over streets and sidewalks.

While it is always great to be informed, it is just as important to work with each other when an issue arises. We live in a neighborhood so being neighborly is kinda what it is all about 🙂

Bayshore Little League Spring Registration Open

It’s that time of the year again. Registration for Bayshore Little League Spring season has begun. This is a great opportunity for Boys and Girls to participate in our National pastime. Visit BSLL.com for all registration dates and procedures. On a side note checkout the great expanded fields and new dugouts the next time you drive by!

Annual Golf Cart Parade

If you have a low speed vehicle then come out and join the rest of your fellow residents at this great annual activity.  Save the date for Sunday December 18th at 5pm.  Meet at the Riviera bridge (intersection of Lucerne and Riviera)  Dress your cart up as much as you want, some years it gets pretty extravagant!

Davis Islands Annual Toy Drive

Join your neighbors on December 11th for the 16th Annual Davis Islands Toy Drive.  This yearly event is a great way to give to children that need something special this holiday season, as well as an opportunity to meet your neighbors.  For more information on the Santa Stop closest to you visit DI Toy Drive on facebook.

DI Calendar of Events

December 11th – Davis Islands Toy Drive : starts at 4pm
December 18th  – Davis Islands Golf Cart Parade: starts at 5pm Riviera Bridge
                                    December 21st – Lighted Boat Parade: 6:30 Channel Drive

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our 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

YEAH!!! WE HIT OUR GOAL OF 1,000 Members!  We are now over 1,041 members on Nextdoor.com from 903 last month!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed.  I 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 December 6th 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-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Front Yard setback reduction 12/13/2016 @ 6:30pm
ReZoning
REZ-16-93: 512 Columbia Dr – RS-60 to RS-50

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

6 CAYUGA AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT (in only 3 days)
Spectacular Davis Islands waterview home at a fantastic price!  4 large bedrooms, 4 full en suite baths, private office, oversized 2 car garage with workshop , large saltwater heated pool plus located on a large corner lot. Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
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 – AVAILABLE
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

01
Nov

Davis Islands Newsletter November 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the November issue of the Islands View newsletter. This past month we had a great turnout for “Halloween in the DI Village”, thank you to all the great business sponsors for your support. Also, I wanted to give a special thank you to my wife Jennifer for organizing this event each year. There are two great events this month so take a look at the calendar. Also, continue to share any ideas you may have to help improve the Islands. Your ideas are the foundation for making our community such a great place to live. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

Flood Insurance

As Hurricane season winds down (no pun intended) we tend to forget about the rains and the potential for flooding here on Davis Islands. While most folks with a federally backed mortgage have flood insurance through FEMA there is a growing base of homeowners finding Private Flood insurance policies. While I was researching for my own home I came across a list of Flood Insurance Writers in Florida. The theory is that these insurance carriers will help to increase competition and thereby bring down rates. I thought I would pass along this list from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation in case you were evaluating for your own situation.

Halloween in the Village Photos

Thank you to everyone who participated in the DI Halloween in the Village. We had close to 400 kids plus dozens of pets. We captured different photos from the day, here is a link to a quick
photo gallery

DI Movie in the Park  “Zootopia”

Join us this Saturday November 5th (7pm) for the Davis Islands Civic Association’s Movies in the Park.  The early October event was rained out, so we have rescheduled.  This is a great Disney movies for the whole family to enjoy.  Print your low back chairs, blankets and food for a great time under the stars.

DI Civic Association Annual Meeting

Join the Davis Islands Civic association on November 15th (6:30pm) for their annual meeting.  This is an opportunity to vote for open board seats, hear about event and activities for 2017 as well as meet your fellow residents.

DI Calendar of Events

November 5th (7pm) – Movies in the Park ” Zootopia” – This is the make up date from early October’s rainout.
November 15th (6:30) – Civic Association Annual Meeting
 December 11th – 16th Annual Davis Islands Toy Drive – to Sign Up to be a Santa Stop just go to their facebook page DI Toy Drive and comment.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our 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

We are now over 903 members on Nextdoor.com from 829 last month!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed.  Our goal is to reach 1,000 users by the end of the year.  I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just 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 November 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:

Design Extension
DE2-16-69: 22 Adalia – Side Yard Reductions
DE2-16-70: 540 Bosphorous Ave – Front, Side & Rear Yard Reduction
DE2-16-71: 623 Bosphorous Ave – Front & Side Yard Reduction
DE2-16-72: 198 Blanca Ave – Increased Height
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Front Yard setback reduction

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

6 CAYUGA AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
Spectacular Davis Islands waterview home at a fantastic price!  4 large bedrooms, 4 full en suite baths, private office, oversized 2 car garage with workshop , large saltwater heated pool plus located on a large corner lot. Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – PRICE REDUCTION
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 – PRICE REDUCTION
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

603 DANUBE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
2 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 1,318 sq ft
Great style with updated interior and a deep 147 ft lot. Fantastic opportunity to own a great home on a great lot on Davis Islands – details

03
Oct

Davis Islands Newsletter October 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the October issue of the Islands View newsletter. This month we have our favorite annual event “Halloween in the DI Village”, additionally, we are working to reschedule our Movies in the Park rain out date. As I mentioned last month continue to share any ideas you may have to help improve the Islands, whether it is a special project, events or general enhancements. Your ideas are the foundation for making our community such a great place to live. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

Annual Halloween in the DI Village

Join the Davis Islands Businesses as they host the 7th Annual Halloween in the Village on October 29th from 11am-3pm. As in years past the day is full of exciting activities.
Trick or Treat in the DI Village (11am – 2pm)
Caricature Artist (11am-2pm)
Pet Costume Contest (12:30pm)
Silly Sam’s Halloween Show (1:00pm)
Kid’s Costume Contest (2:15pm)
Chance Drawing (2:45pm)

Early Bird Reminder – S.W.E.E.P Program

Start planning for the City of Tampa’s annual S.W.E.E.P program coming to the Islands – October 17-21st. It is that time of year where the City will collect larger items for disposal that are not collected during routine bi-weekly waste collection. Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget. For details on what is collected refer to the City’s website here

DI Calendar of Events

October 29th (11-3) – Halloween in the Village

November 15th (6:30) – Civic Association Annual Meeting

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

We are now over 829 members on Nextdoor.com from 767 last month!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed.  Our goal is to reach 1,000 users by the end of the year.  I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just 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 October 4th 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:

NONE

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
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.

 

603 DANUBE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 1,318 sq ft
Great style with updated interior and a deep 147 ft lot. Fantastic opportunity to own a great home on a great lot on Davis Islands – details

 

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – PRICE ADJUSTMENT
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