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06
Jan

Davis Islands Newsletter January 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the January Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone had a wonderful and warm holiday season (particularly if you stayed in town). This month as you prepare for the Pirate Invasion, take a moment to see what is happening in the community. Have a great January and enjoy the Islands!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Future Butterfly Garden on DI

As you may recall the open space in front of Sandra Freedman Tennis complex was transformed into a Zen garden a few years back. Plans are currently in the works to transform this area into a butterfly garden. More information to follow.

New Civic Association President ElectedDan-Pepper-184x240

The Davis Islands Civic Association Board has elected Dan Pepper to serve as the new president of the association.  Dan had previously served as membership chairman and lead the effort to secure a Hillsborough County Neighborhood Grant that refreshed the Apex greenspace. Congratulations Dan and best of luck!

Tampa Christmas Tree Collection

holidayThe City of Tampa Solid Waster department will continue Christmas tree collection until January 15th. 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.

Davis Islands Civic Association Calendar of EventsDI-CA-LogoF1-Color

With the first meeting of the new year, the Davis Islands Civic Association Board crafted their initial list of great Islands Events and Activities for 2016. To view the calendar of events for 2016 visit DICIVIC.ORG website.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsWe saw another large jump in new users this past month from 300 to over 351! Wouldn’t it be a great goal to have 1,000 users by the end of 2016. This month’s activities related to recommendations for dog and baby sitters, liter on the DI trail, lost animals and much more. Thank you to everyone who has already joined. Register for free at Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

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 Exceptions Under Review:
DE2-15-47: 40 Adalia Ave (Alternative Fence Design) – 3/3/2015; 10:30am

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

438-E-Davis-Front-side-Davis-Islands-Lot-for-Sale1438 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
75 X 100 lot | alley access | $355,000
Value for this property is in the land. See Details

 

618 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,355 sq ft
Great price and home on Davis Islands. Waterview from your front deck! Call today for a private showing. See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – AVAILABLE
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath). The value is in the lot. See Details

171 Barbados171 BARBADOS AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
4 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,530 sq ft
Beautifully updated home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space!

30
Nov

Davis Islands Newsletter December 2015

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the December Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holiday season. This month there are some great Islands events occurring as well as a few community issues to stay updated on. Have a great December and enjoy the Islands!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

15th Annual Davis Islands Toy Drive

Join Islands residents this Sunday December 6th starting at 4pm for the annual Davis Islands toy drive. The 1st stop will be at Farrells on the Islands. The map of all the Islands Santa stops can be found on their facebook page here

Davis Islands Holiday Bazaar – December 19th

Keep your holiday shopping local. Join our Islands businesses for their Holiday Bazaar happening on December 19th from 10 to 2pm. Businesses will have tables outside of their stores featuring great items for the holidays, samples, sales and more!

Gasparilla Parade 2016 Community Meeting

The City of Tampa will be hosting a community meeting on Monday, December 7th, 6pm at Kate Jackson recreation center. Various City staff as well as organizers will also be in attendance to participate in discussions. If you are unable to attend please submit any questions or concerns now to neighborhoods@tampagov.net or call Carla Lewis directly at 813-274-8152, in an effort to address them during the night of the meeting and get back to you with a response.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsWe saw a huge jump in new users this past month from 241 to over 300! This month’s activities focused on Islands events, garage sales and a few lost/found animals. Thank you to everyone who has already joined. Register for free at Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

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 Exceptions Under Review:
DE2-15-47: 40 Adalia Ave (Increase Fence Height and Spacing of Pilasters) – 12/3/2015; 10:30am

Special Use Cases: General
New SU1-16-05: 524 W Davis Blvd (Extended Family) – No Hearing

Variance Cases
New VRB 16-09: 601 Luzon Ave (Reduce Rear Setback) – 12/8/2015; 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

438-E-Davis-Front-side-Davis-Islands-Lot-for-Sale1438 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
75 X 100 lot | alley access | $355,000
Value for this property is in the land. See Details



618 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,355 sq ft
Great price and home on Davis Islands. Waterview from your front deck! Call today for a private showing. See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – AVAILABLE
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath). The value is in the lot. See Details

03
Nov

Davis Islands Newsletter November 2015

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the November Islands View newsletter. Last month we had some great events, with “Movies in the Park” and “Halloween in the Village” generating big crowds. This month, the Davis Islands Civic Association is hosting their annual fall celebration and meeting. Additionally, new safety measure were installed at one of our main crosswalks. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the islands!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Davis Islands Civic Association – Annual Meeting

The Davis Islands Civic Association is hosting their annual meeting on November 17th, 6:30pm at the Davis Islands Garden Club. The guest speaker will be Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Steve Griggs.

New Crosswalk Lights

The City of Tampa recently installed “blinking” crosswalk lights on Davis Blvd as you enter and exit the Islands. Pedestrians can press the walk button before crossing and in turn three different sets of lights in the crosswalk will blink.

 

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsEach month the Nextdoor.com/Davis Islands site is growing by at least 50 new users. We are only 9 away from 250 and the response to the site has been great. Folks are sharing such things as lost pets, recommendations for various services and items for sale. Thank you to everyone who has already joined. Register for free at Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

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 Exceptions:
New DE2-15-77: 101 Chesapeake Ave (Increase Building Height)
New DE2-15-80: 682 Geneva Place (Increase Building Height)

Design Exceptions Under Review:
DE2-15-47: 40 Adalia Ave (Increase Fence Height and Spacing of Pilasters) – 12/3/2015; 10:30am

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

618 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,355 sq ft
Great price and home on Davis Islands. Waterview from your front deck! Call today for a private showing. See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – Coming Soon!
70 x 143 lot

438 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – Coming Soon!
75 x 100 corner lot

Davis islands Watefront Homes620 RIVIERA DRIVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
Waterfront Lot (75 x 125)

 

 

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02
Nov

Davis Islands Lots for Sale

DAVIS ISLANDS LOTS FOR SALE

We are pleased to present our most recent Davis Islands lots for sale. These are premarket, non-MLS listings at this time per clients request.  This is a phenomenal opportunity to build a beautiful custom home on either of these wide lots in South Tampa premier neighborhood

438 E DAVIS BLVD

75 x 100 | RS-60** | Lot size: 6,900 sq ft

**per city of Tampa, corner setback of only 7′

Offer Price: $355,000

105 HURON AVE

70 x 143 | RS-60| Lot Size: 10,310 sq ft

Offer Price $450,000

Click address link to download pdf of survey.

30
Sep

Davis Islands Newsletter October 2015

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the October Islands View newsletter. This month, two great events are happening on Davis Islands. Both draw many residents and are an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow neighbors. Also, last month, we added two new sections to this newsletter: updates on community zoning/design requests and a link to our Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands site. As always, have a great month and enjoy the islands!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

DI Movies in the Park is Back! – STAR WARS

Fadal Real Estate group is sponsoring this month’s Movies in the Park. Join us this Saturday, October 3rd @ 7pm -Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex on Columbia Dr. FREE ADMISSION to all, so invite some friends and “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.”

Annual Halloween in the DI Village

31Join the Davis Islands Businesses as they host the 6th Annual Halloween in the Village on October 31st 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)

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsThe Davis Islands membership on our Nextdoor.com website is close to 200 neighbors. Thank you to everyone who has joined, this really shows how connected we are as a community. Register for free at Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

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 Exceptions:
DE2-15-52: 309 Caspian (Reduce Rear Yard Setback)’
New DE2-15-66: 457 Lucerne Ave (Side Yard Setback)

Design Exceptions Under Review:
DE2-15-47: 40 Adalia Ave (Increase Fence Height and Spacing of Pilasters) – 10/15/2015; 10:30am

Variance Review Board
New VRB-15-78: 143 Bosphorous Ave (Side Yard Setback) – Hearing 10/13/2015

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Real Estate 86 Huron 86 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
3 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,116 sq ft
Sold for Full Price in 5 Days!  Phenomenal home for a great price on Davis Islands. Over 2,000 sq ft of spacious living.  See Details

 

ALL DAVIS ISLANDS HOMES FOR SALE
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01
Sep

Davis Islands Newsletter September 2015

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the Islands View newsletter for September. In this month’s newsletter we have added a section for staying updated on community zoning and design requests as well as a link to submit pothole repair requests. As always, have a safe back to school month and enjoy the islands!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

CONGRATULATIONS TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ON DAVIS ISLANDS

Ronald MacDonald House on Davis IslandsLets give a congratulations to the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay, they have just moved into their new administrative offices on Davis Blvd. There were able to acquire this newest building in early August.  As a community we are fortunate that such a great charity has continued to establish its roots and location on Davis Islands.  Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa Bay online

POTHOLES AND RAIN ON DAVIS ISLANDS

Davis Islands RoadsWith all the rain we had this summer, many of our Islands’ roads are seeing potholes. The City of Tampa provides the ability to submit pothole repairs on-line. Just click on the link and you can submit your request directly to the city for scheduling. Pothole Repair Request

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsWe saw a nice boost to the Davis Islands Nextdoor neighborhood page after last months newsletter posting. I again encourage you to join
(for free). There was great information this past month for recommendations on contractors, tree trimmers as well as a few items folks were giving away for free. Register at Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

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 Exceptions:
DE2-15-52: 309 Caspian (Reduce Rear Yard Setback)

Design Exceptions Under Reivew:
DE2-15-47: 40 Adalia Ave (Increase Fence Height and Spacing of Pilasters) – 10/15/2015; 10:30am

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Real Estate 86 Huron 86 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
3 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,116 sq ft
Phenomenal home for a great price on Davis Islands. Over 2,000 sq ft of spacious living.  See Details

 

Davis Islands Real Estate 457 Lucerne457 LUCERNE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD!
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,445 sq ft
We had this gem of a home on the Islands under contract in 5 days!

 

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03
Aug

Tampa Emergency Preparation and Response

It doesn’t take a Hurricane to require the need for Emergency Preparedness.  In fact, the last three days in South Tampa have given me ample reason to think again about preparing for rising water or an evacuation.   Here is a picture of our street in South Tampa, I am sure many of you have similar pictures of your area.

With this in mind I pulled together variousTampa Street Flood resources that I thought were helpful in both preparing for an emergency as well as staying informed on what is occurring.

 

1.  Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit – this website at www.ready.gov/kit is a good start for identifying those items that should be in your Kit.

2. Stay Informed – in this day of social media and news in an instance there are plenty of resources to utilize in order to stay updated on events.  Here are a few I use

A.  Hillsborough County Alert Center

B. City of Tampa News – I actually have alerts sent to me directly by signing up at @lert Tampa

3.  Stay Smart – I was amazed how over the last few days the number of videos and personal accounts of Tampa residents trying to drive through flooded streets. I did a quick search and found that the National Weather Services (NWS) has a public service announcement called “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” (watch their short video).  They say that it only takes 12 inches of flowing water to carry off a small car; and 18 to 24 inches for a larger vehicle.  While it may be tempting to get where you are going, sometimes we just need to take a moment and think through it.

We are fortunate to live in such a great waterfront community, particularly with the many days of sunshine.  This being said, we should always remember that the rains will come and can come fast and heavy.  In times like these I go back to the days of being in the Boy Scouts and their motto “Be Prepared”

 

 

 

 

01
Aug

Davis Islands Newsletter August 2015

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the Davis Islands newsletter for August. All I can say is WOW, in regards to the amount of rain we have received. In this month’s newsletter we provide a good reference for emergency preparation. Also, we encourage you to stop by the newest Islands business in the Village and checkout a cool website that allows for neighborhood residents to connect. As always, have a great month and enjoy the islands !

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

I thought folks might be interested in a website out there specifically for Davis Islands. There is a private social network for our neighborhood on Nextdoor.com, and Davis Islands is setup for residents to join. Probably the most interesting part is that it can provide information on crime/safety, lost & found, classifieds, events and recommendation. If you get a chance try it out, there are over 100 current DI residents who have already joined.

TASTY ROOTS- Now Open

A new business has opened in the Village. Tasty Roots is a great place to grab a healthy and delicious meal when on the go. My wife and I tried the Strawberry and Lime cold pops and the Caramel date dip, yum yum yum. You can also check them out on facebook

SOUTH TAMPA EMERGENCY PREPARATION RESOURCE

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

86 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
3 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,116 sq ft
Phenomenal home for a great price on Davis Islands. Over 2,000 sq ft of spacious living

457 LUCERNE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | 1,445 sq ft
We had this gem of a home on the Islands under contract in 5 days!
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24
Jun

Peter O Knight Airport Davis Islands Masterplan

 

Below is the link to the powerpoint from the Peter O Knight Master plan meeting #2

HCAA GA MP – TPF Public Meeting #2

19
Jun

Weekly Real Estate Deals Video: 3 Tampa Homes for Sale in 30 Seconds June 18

DEALS ON TAMPA HOMES FOR SALE THIS WEEK

Tampa Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal presents his quick weekly tampa homes for sale video tours, that are Deals in the Tampa real estate market. These properties are based on an evaluation of homes for sale in the Tampa Real Estate market that we perceive having the strongest value for buyers based on a number of core factors.

4303 W Beach Park Drive in Beach Park Homes for Sales Tampa

1703 W Jetton Ave in Hyde Park Homes for Sale Tampa

4102 W Knights Ave in Manhattan Manor Homes for Sale Tampa

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