Avi­a­tion board okays tall condo near run­way

Tampa Bay Times - - Business -

The Hills­bor­ough County Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity board unan­i­mously agreed to al­low the con­struc­tion of the Elevé 61 con­do­mini­ums near the Flor­ida Aquar­ium, which at 36 sto­ries would be one of the Tampa Bay area’s tallest res­i­den­tial build­ings. Tampa-based Mer­cury Ad­vi­sors plans to start con­struc­tion on the 393-foot­tall tower in mid 2019 at the south­west cor­ner of E Whit­ing Street and Chan­nel­side Drive. That puts it just 1.6 miles from one of the run­ways at Pe­ter O. Knight Air­port on Davis Is­lands.

The avi­a­tion au­thor­ity has to ap­prove any build­ing over 200 feet tall within 3 miles of the air­port. By com­par­i­son, the El­e­ment apart­ments in down­town Tampa are

460 feet, and the Sig­na­ture Place con­dos in down­town St. Peters­burg are 381 feet. The Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion does not have a prob­lem with the high-rise, as long as the build­ing is topped with a red warn­ing light and takes steps to min­i­mize sun­light glint­ing off its win­dows. Prices for Elevé 61 con­dos run from $800,000 to $1.8 mil­lion.

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