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Davis Islands Newsletter September 2018

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the September issue of The Islands View newsletter.

This month, with the weather about to turn nice I thought I would highlight how RICH we are with Amenities here on Davis Islands.  My hope is that you take advantage of our great community to the fullest and continue to tell friends and family about our little secret.  Also there are a number of design variances this month that are worth reviewing as well as our annual Coastal Cleanup.
Have a great September and as always we will see you around the Islands.
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

We are RICH… With Amenities!

Stop and think.  Did you realize that our Davis Islands community is the most amenity rich community in all of South Tampa and I would venture to say in the City of Tampa.  While other neighborhoods are working to build their amenities and lifestyle (i.e. Westshore Marina Pointe), we are fortunate enough to already have everything at our finger tips and we don’t pay an HOA to have it!  Below I have put together a list of Islands Amenities we have access to which are just steps away from our homes.

ISLANDS AMENITIES
  • Roy Jenkins Pool (heated, open year round $15 for yr Rec Card)
  • Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex (8 clay tennis courts $6.42 per person)
  • Dog Parks (2 parks, one wet and one dry, free)
  • Davis Islands Multi-Use Trail (1.5 miles, free)
  • Seaplane Basin Park (free)
  • Bayshore Little League Field (seasonal)
  • Davis Islands Playgrounds (free)
  • Marjorie Park Marina (slip fees vary)
ISLANDS SERVICES/OFFERINGS
  • Pharmacy
  • Dry Cleaners
  • 2 Hair Salons
  • Nail Salon
  • Veterinarian
  • Dog Grooming
  • Post Office
  • Private Personal Training Suites
  • Auto Repair
  • Hospital
  • 2 Pirate Water Taxi Pickup locations
  • Coastal Bike Share location
  • 2 Banks
  • 2 Gas Stations
  • 15 Restaurants
*On a side note it is also one of the BEST places to Watch the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion!

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 22-26th.  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
CRIME ACTIVITY JULY
We wanted to start a new section this month on Crime Reports on Davis Islands.  This section will be a monthly summary of REPORTED crime activity.  The Tampa Police Department has partnered with Lexis/Nexis Community Map to summarize incidences in our neighborhood.

THEFT – 8/19/2018 – 300 Block E Davis Blvd

If you would like to search the database directly you can visit TampaGov.net

AUGUST EVENTS

Coastal Cleanup – Davis Islands Join your fellow Islands Residents on September 15th at our annual coastal cleanup Hosted by “Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful”.  Check-in is at 8:30am at the Davis Islands Boat Ramp Seaplane Basin (825 Severn Avenue). Register online to volunteer here

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

We all have setbacks in life, some harder than others.  However, what separates future success from future failure after these setbacks is how we comeback.
A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback written by Willie Jolley, while a quick read, really helps you develop the mindset of how to get up and comeback from life’s inevitable setbacks.  Whether in business or personal, setbacks will happen, how we handle, process and respond makes all the difference in our future.  I encourage you to read this book if you are facing a setback, or even just to prepare for when one will come.

 

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 2,432 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 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:

Design Variance
DE2-18-54: 449 Marmora – Front and side yard setback
DE2-18-56: 90 Columbia Dr – Height Variance
DE2-18-58: 413 Erie Ave – Revision of previous pool deck in a variance setback
DE2-18-61: 116 Adalia Ave – Additional 10% for total height of building
Rezoning
REZ-18-56: 46 Columbia Dr – RS-60 to PD – 9/13/2018 @ 6pm
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED AUGUST 2018
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Davis Islands Real Estate Market Minute August 2018
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
THE ISLANDER CONDOMINIUMS  | UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Islander Condominiums of Davis Islands is the newest Mid-Rise residence to take shape in South Tampa. These limited edition units blend luxury living with the active lifestyle of South Tampa’s most amenity rich neighborhood.

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

626 ONTARIO AVE | UNDER CONTRACT
Wonderful ranch style home that is as cute as a button and tucked away in the beautiful streets of Davis Islands.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home has 1,392 sq ft of living space, 2 car garage, terrazzo floors and site on an 80 ft wide lot.  For a preview before this home hits the market call us at (813) 391-9240
319 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – RENTAL AVAILABLE
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  Lawn maintenance included $3,500 month

 512 COLUMBIA DR  | SOLD – FULL PRICE

Multiple options with this home and lots.  First, this property has two 50 by 110 buildable lots for two single-family homes.  The second option is to purchase this home with detached garage and in-law apartment and perform an nice renovation. Click for details