Longboat Key, Florida | October 23rd, 2018 – There’s much to look forward to in our town as we move toward to this year’s Thanksgiving. Around late November, the rerouting and improvements of the south-end road entrance of the Resort at Longboat Key Club are expected to be finished.
This project is more than a road realignment, as it’s aimed overall at enhancing the arrival experience of the club’s guests and residents. New landscaping of plants, vegetation and water features are included in this project which likewise entails the construction of a new guardhouse and installation of a $100,000 entrance sign. Even more significant, this project is but the initial step toward the construction of a new hotel on the Longboat Key Club property.
It is likewise notable that just like last year, renovations are now either set or already underway some of Longboat Key’s condominium buildings, projects which would certainly help sellers in these properties. In November last year, the condominium Beaches completed the renovation of its common area, while a similar project was begun at the Promenade.
This year, Seaplace is renovating its clubhouse at a cost of $450,000, a project that is scheduled for completion this December. The improvements include new appliances, lighting and artwork, new doors and tiles, and the construction of a 24-foot door to the gulf front.
Meanwhile, an assortment of landscaping work is underway at the Bayport Beach & Tennis Club. This project is well in time for the condominium’s seasonal residents coming in during winter. Notably, 75 percent of Bayport’s 136 condos are owned by snowbirds. They’d certainly welcome the property looking sharp and spruced up, aside from having their winter homes aired out well in advance of their arrival.
At the Villa Di Lancia, the condominium is replacing its roofs, a project that should further enhance the million-dollar valuation of its select residences. As an added come-on, additional equipment including two treadmills and an elliptical machine are being added to the condominium’s fitness center.
Resorts and Restaurants Pitch In
Marketing of real estate properties in Longboat Key got an added boost too with the accolade that two of its tourist draws—The Resort at Longboat Key Club and Zota Beach Resort—from readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Both were listed among the Top Resorts in Florida, based on the results of a poll among Condé Nast readers. This is the first top rating that Zota received since it was opened last year. The Ritz-Carlton at the Sarasota downtown also made it in this prestigious list.
Not to be outdone, some of the popular restaurants in Longboat Key are having makeovers that should contribute to the vibrant living our island offers. The Chart House on the Gulf of Mexico Drive just south of the Longboat Key Club has allotted a half-a-million dollars to the update of its interior. The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is likewise sprucing up via a revamp of its dining room and bar area to the tune of over $200,000.
All these recent events are certainly positive for property owners who plan to engage the local real estate market as well as for buyers eying Longboat properties. The Judy Kepecz-Hays team can quickly put you on the groove of the many opportunities now available both to aspiring sellers and buyers. E-mail or call us, so we can put together the best approach toward a fruitful deal.