One Liners Sarasota: Southwest Airlines, Earth’s Ally and more

► The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, an independent and assisted living community in Sarasota, completed a nearly $150,000 renovation of its independent living community. ► Construction on the Metropolitan, a 200-unit apartment community on the site of the former Manatee Inns, in Bradenton, by developer Pearl Homes, is expected to begin in the second

Moss Construction to build second phase of J.W. Marriott Clearwater Beach

Moss Construction has been awarded a contract for the second phase of construction of the J.W. Marriott Clearwater Beach. Developed by Dr. Kiran Patel, the 450,000 square foot J.W. Marriott Clearwater Beach will include 162 hotel rooms and 36 furnished residential units, according to a statement. The amenities include an elevated 11th floor swimming pool

Like mother, like daughter

The CEO and chairwoman of RCC Associates, the nationally renowned general contractor celebrating 50 years in 2021, is proudly sharing dated news, not that it really matters. This is what mothers do when they’re beaming about their child’s accomplishments—and in this case, especially, Beverly Raphael-Altman has plenty about which to be proud. In late October,

One Liners Sarasota: The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Franklin Street and more

► The Humane Society of Sarasota County announced the expansion of the HSSC, involving demolition of the current facility to lead into the final phase of the planned expansive renovation, creating space to save 50% more lives of animals throughout the community. (Pictured above)  ► The New College Foundation launched a $15 million fundraising campaign

Great Places and Spaces: Downtown St. Pete Tower

Coastal Construction was selected as the general contractor for 334, a new residential tower in downtown St. Petersburg. At 250-feet tall, 334 will rank among the tallest residential buildings west of the Beach Drive area and in the downtown core. The 24-story project, by developer American Land Ventures, will include 220 upscale residences with luxurious

One Liners Sarasota: Animal Rescue Coalition, Halfacre Construction and more

► Laura McCann was named executive director of the Animal Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit organization with a mission to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats, in Sarasota and Manatee counties. ► Forestar Group, a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, unveiled plans for a new community called Star Farms, at Lakewood Ranch, a 33,000-acre master-planned

One Liners Hillsborough: BTI Partners, Metropolitan Ministries and more

► Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners, a real estate development firm, secured a $92 million construction loan for phase one of Marina Pointe, a waterfront development along Tampa Bay. (Pictured above)  ► Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. named Stephanie Bisogne executive chef and Ivan Puente director of food and beverage at the Sal y Mar Rooftop Bar,

SkyCenter One on track for summer opening

Construction for the new SkyCenter One broke ground in late 2019. While the global pandemic has changed, and derailed, a lot in the world, this project is still on track to open this summer. VanTrust Real Estate, a privately held commercial development group based in Kansas City, is the developer of the SkyCenter One project.

Great Places and Spaces: Altís Grand Central

The Altman Cos., a developer of rental apartment communities, opened Altís Grand Central, a residential development in the Hyde Park neighborhood at 504 W. Grand Central Ave., Tampa. The 314-apartment homes have panoramic views of downtown, and the Tampa Bay area, from the apartment tower’s rooftop pool and sky lounge. The community has amenities including

One Liners Hillsborough: Tampa General Hospital, ConnectWise and more

► The developer of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District, in South Tampa, has unveiled new renderings of its retail component, Marina Landings. (pictured above) ► BDG Architects and Fleischman Garcia Architecture merged firms and will base its headquarters in Tampa. ► Amgen, Moffitt Cancer Center, Regions Bank and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company joined AT&T in

Site demolition for The Collection in Sarasota begins

The Collection, a 10-story contemporary building from MK Equity Corporation and DSDG Architects, located at 1335 Second Street in downtown Sarasota, has begun site demolition. The Collection will offer 12 residences, including five full-floor penthouses. Prices start in the mid-$1 millions. Other notable features of the building include an amenity level with a lap pool,

Great Places and Spaces: Heron at Water Street

Strategic Property Partners, the Tampa-based developer behind the 56-acre Water Street Tampa neighborhood, released the first interior images of 815 Water St. Heron is the first residential building slated to open in the district early next year. The building features 420 residences, in two towers, connected by a rooftop garden and first-floor retail including a