Davis Islands Newsletter November 2016


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.




Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal








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 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



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