Developers detail waterfront condo plan in Tampa

Ascentia and Batson-Cook bought the site for their planned 24-story condo in April

Jun.June 25, 2016 11:00 AM

Rendering of Tampa condo planned by Ascentia and Batson-Cook

A joint venture detailed plans to build a 70-unit condominium in Tampa with high-rise views of Hillsborough Bay and the city’s downtown skyline.

Sarasota-based Ascentia Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Company, a subsidiary of Kajima USA, announced that the average size of the condo units will be 3,000 square feet.

The joint-venture partners also released a conceptual rendering of the planned building and reported that their sales team probably will start taking reservations for the condos in early 2017.

They did not announce an expected price range for the condos.

Ascentia’s Florida developments include the Beau Ciel in Sarasota, the Orchid Beach Club on Lido Key, and En Provence and Aria on Longboat Key.

“As with Aria on Longboat Key and Beau Ciel in Sarasota, we will deliver an iconic, luxury waterfront experience for our residents,” Jay Tallman, a principal of Ascentia, said in a prepared statement.

Ascentia and Batson-Cook formed a joint venture that bought the site of the project, the southwest corner of West Julia Street and Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.

They paid an undisclosed amount in April for the site, which was occupied by the 80-year-old Colonnade Restaurant, a Tampa landmark on land entitled for high-rise development.

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