CORE Development, Inc. is pleased to announce that BLVD Sarasota, the firm’s new residential tower located at 540 N. Tamiami Trail, has moved into their new sales studio on-site and is now open for tours. Interested buyers are invited to contact the sales studio to schedule a tour of a designer-decorated model residence, the private residents-only amenities, and the public areas located on the first floor. The limited remaining inventory ranges from 3600 to 3,900+ square feet and is priced from $2M.

BLVD Bistro, sister restaurant to Sarasota’s Beach Bistro, will be the featured dining attraction at BLVD Sarasota. In a recent newsletter, The Boulevardier, renowned chef, Sean Murphy talked about the new space, menu and extra perks planned for BLVD Sarasota owners.

“We won’t just create a new restaurant – albeit a great one like the Bistro – we will create a true culinary community in our BLVD crystal palace,” Murphy said, “Residents will, of course, have guaranteed reservations in the Bar and Dining Room and access to the building’s incredible state of the art wine storage, but we also expect that you will feel at home with the Bistro’s chef team, wait staff, and wine professionals. We are planning in-home dining where your dinner will be served to you course by course and not just left outside your door on a little cart.”

BLVD Bistro is scheduled to open in 2021.

Tours of the furnished and decorated model residence and amenity floors at BLVD Sarasota allow potential homeowners the opportunity to fully appreciate the BLVD Sarasota lifestyle. A private elevator to the residence opens to a home that is designed to take advantage of spectacular bay, gulf and city views with an expansive Great Room featuring floor-to-ceiling glass. Multiple terraces with glass railings invite lingering and indoor/outdoor entertaining. Highlights include a Euro-style kitchen, luxurious baths and designer fixtures and features throughout.

The amenities at BLVD Sarasota are much more than the typical fare. In addition to a modern fitness center and spectacular rooftop pool, residents can enjoy a state of the art golf simulator, a dog lawn with grooming center, circular wine cellar with tasting table, and an abundance of indoor and outdoor social areas, including a pool table, resident bar and outdoor grilling area.

BLVD Sarasota is located at 540 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236. The sales center and model residence are open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment Sunday. To schedule a tour, call 941.316.1499 or visit BLVDSarasota.com.

Looking for the best views in Sarasota but don’t know where to find them? We’ve got you covered with some of the best scenery this area has to offer.

Sarasota’s role as a home for artists and creators alike has helped craft this city as a beautiful place to live. However, it’s not just the art that makes Sarasota a beautiful place. Just strolling down the street reveals buildings and outdoor artworks designed in the unique style that could have originated only in Sarasota. Sarasota’s gorgeous views are not to be enjoyed passively. Get as close as you can to them with these spots that display both the natural and architectural highlights of the city.

John Ringling Causeway

Connecting Downtown Sarasota and Lido Key since the 80’s, this causeway is one of the best spots for views of Sarasota. Walk or bike to the top of the bridge and soak in the views of the Gulf, then ride back down to the city. For a fun side stop, make time to visit Bird Key Point to see the wildlife and charming small town.

Bayfront Park

With its multiple walking paths and waterfront access, this gorgeous park has esteemed the honor of being Downtown Sarasota’s natural escape. Take some time to stroll through the park after having dinner at local favorite Marina Jack’s, or launch a canoe from one of the docks and enjoy the amazing views.

EVOQ At Westin

Westin’s new bar and restaurant highlights the best parts of life – food, friends, and great views. The Jar of Pickled Veggies goes well with a Jai Alai IPA and will make for an Instagram-worthy shot. Nothing beats drinking a Sparkling Pink Paloma, while looking out at the Sarasota skyline that goes as far as the Gulf, the Bay, and The Rosemary District – where BLVD Sarasota is located. Make sure to get a photo of your drink with the city in the background – your social feed will blow up.

BLVD Sarasota

Where else can you get a gorgeous view of both the Sarasota Bay and the city skyline than at BLVD Sarasota? This multi-leveled residence tower offers panoramic 360 views, so that you have an eye on every sunrise, sunset, and city event. The residence tower offers direct proximity to the hottest venues in town. From the peace and beauty of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to the complex artistry offered at the Sarasota Museum of Art, residents can enjoy the best dining, the best entertainment, and the best views.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota.

BLVD Sarasota residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, www.blvdsarasota.com.

We’re on our way to joining the skyline in Sarasota, a place well-known for its architecture. See how it all got started…

“Buildings in white, with splashes of color woven elegantly in between-it’s the perfect way to describe Sarasota,” said Keith Redding of Keys Solutions Real Estate. The elements that draw in some of the world’s greatest architects, also pulls in some of the world’s finest individuals, in search of great beaches, a vibrant arts scene, and an involved history with architecture.

Sarasota’s history has worked to make this area a center for arts and culture. John and Mable Ringling, of Ringling Brothers Circus, made Sarasota their home and the summer spot for their circus. With them, they brought the vibrant culture of the circus and the colorful traditions. You’ll find the influence of the circus on buildings such as Ca’ d’Zan, the Ringling’s home, and The Circus Arts Conservatory. Sarasota has also been the home and proving grounds of many recognized architects, such as Tim Seibert, Mark Hampton, and Paul Rudolph. Their work on homes in Sarasota helped find the Sarasota School of Architecture, known for its combination of traditional modern with pops of color and natural materials.

The city’s clientele is very discerning when it comes to architecture, spending time searching out some of the area’s finest creations. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation works to educate and preserve some of the area’s finest examples of modern architecture, such as the Umbrella Home and the Walker Guest House. They often host events supporting and celebrating these homes, such as SarasotaMOD, a weekend festival celebrating this specialized school of architecture and its creators. They also offer tours of certain examples of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

The warm weather and tropical atmosphere draws in creative types of all kinds, searching for a breezy and easy lifestyle. It also changes certain architecture elements drastically. When you view examples of Sarasota School of Architecture, you’ll find pops of color in areas where there usually aren’t any, areas that seamlessly open out to natural areas, and materials taken from nature in place of man made ones. Sarasota’s residents have been receptive to architects’ desire to play within the modern style of design, making it the playground of many well-recognized architects.

Discerning fans of architecture can recognize a great piece when they see one, one that delivers both form and functionality in one beautiful package. One such as the modern and sleek design of BLVD Sarasota. BLVD Sarasota, a 49-unit luxury condominium project is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views that start at 3,550 sq. feet and have up to 5,500 sq. feet and start at $1.9 million. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, www.blvdsarasota.com.

People from all over the world come to Florida’s Cultural Coast to experience the art that makes this area so unique. Find out how to take on the Sarasota art scene like a local!

There’s no place that’s creative like Florida’s West Coast. Housing the ‘Sarasota Modern’ school of architectural design and serving as the winter home for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the city of Sarasota is especially culture filled. Check out for some of these areas where artists are known to create and share their works.

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been bringing Downtown Sarasota live acts from all over, including Broadway plays and ballet productions. The theater is so important to Sarasota’s cultural canvas, that it’s being considered for the future development of upcoming entertainment complex The Bay. Make sure not to miss events such as Bob Dylan and Eddie Izzard in October!

Campus Galleries at the Ringling College of Art and Design

See tomorrow’s artists, today at the six museums dotting the campus of this intuitively creative college. Featuring everything from guest artists and staff works, to senior theses. An upcoming show, A Tale of Two Cities: A Snapshot of the Mapping a Site: In and Out of Context Project displays a collaboration between faculty and students from both the Ringling College of Art and Design and art student from colleges around Europe. They were asked to ‘map’ their respective cities through art, sculpture, performance, and other creative endeavors; these works provide an image of the towns where they live.

Towels Court

Named by Coastal Living as one of the Top 10 Artist Colonies in North America, Towels Court is a shopping center where artists of all kinds gather to sell their works in their galleries. While the artists and their galleries tend to have their own hours of operation, you can find a majority of them accessible during the Gallery Walk, where artists and vendors sell crafts and food while live music plays in the background.

Art Center Sarasota

Serving as a multimodal unit for artists and purveyors of art for years, this is where art classes, artist interviews, gallery showings, and performances are shown. Check out the Salon D’Art, where you can meet with an artist and discuss their works while viewing them in a gallery showing.

Rosemary District

Funky and fabulous, the Rosemary District has been where Downtown Sarasota goes to get their culture. Keep your eye out for Italian Tradition, a restaurant that offers new takes on old Italian classics. Grab fresh produce and original part pieces at the Rosemary Sunset Market every Thursday evening. Within recent years, the Rosemary District has established itself as a business district as well, with the recent construction of open offices and workspaces, arts representation, and residence towers. The residence towers especially blend into the Rosemary District’s artistic vibe while also introducing their own aesthetic. Take the BLVD Sarasota residence tower for example: it utilizes contemporary colors and styles in its exterior design, while also expressing the artistic principles of the area.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! These residences start at $1.9 and offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. With just 49 residences ranging from 3,550sf to 5,500sf, these BLVD Sarasota residences will feature large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and a rooftop zero-horizon pool to capture the city views and expansive sights of Sarasota Bay. Spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota.

BLVD Residents are always just steps away from Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. A future development titled ‘The Bay’ is working to deliver live entertainment, outdoor activities, and a gorgeously designed social center right to the Rosemary District’s doorstep. Another future development titled The Quay will serve to fill a need for shops and entertainments within the Rosemary District’s area. It’s a great way for small businesses to promote themselves while also empowering Sarasota’s economy.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, www.blvdsarasota.com.

The best lifestyle is right around the corner from BLVD Sarasota. See what cultural offerings residents will be steps away from.

The recent buzz has been about the Sarasota City Commission’s approval of a plan to renovate 52 acres of the Bayfront area within the downtown district with all sorts of appealing amenities, titled The Bay. “We’re very excited to see the city take this step forward,” said Keith Redding, of BLVD Sarasota. “The downtown area will change in unprecedented ways.” The grassroots organization that’s working to help create The Bay, Sarasota Bayfront 20:20, has worked with local businesses and organizations to place this landmark outdoor venue near what many are considering the New Downtown Sarasota, which happens to be adjacent to BLVD Sarasota.

This plan involved working with the community to integrate a variety of features and programs to make the area appealing for everyone. Work on the plan itself has been in motion since 2014. Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 is developing plans in line with the wants and needs of local organizations, and The Bay helped to promote those plans and bring them to the City Commission. In line for development within The Bay are features such as an outdoor amphitheater, walking piers designed to give pedestrians an amazing view of the waterfront and the city skyline, a kayak launch alongside reclaimed mangroves, and even the development of a new cutting edge performing arts center.

The most exciting part of this new development is its proximity to some of the area’s hottest venues. Within The Bay you’ll have the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, and be walking distance from Centennial Park, Marina Jacks, and BLVD Sarasota. Serving as Sarasota’s choice for luxury residences, this is where residents can enjoy being close to some of the best parts of Sarasota while never being far away from the creature comforts.

BLVD Sarasota, a 49-unit luxury condominium project currently under construction on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail, has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before. A private door leads you directly to BLVD’s soon to be famous 19th floor pool deck with over 8,000 sq ft of luxurious cabanas, fire features and a zero-horizon heated pool and spa. The life you’ve earned awaits you.

Our new sales studio is now open, featuring your in-person virtual reality experience at 1266 1st Street, Suite 5, Sarasota FL 34236. Call our client liaisons at 941-316-1499 to schedule your tour today. If you are unable to make it into the studio, download our Digital Brochure or visit our website, www.blvdsarasota.com.

As some of the best tennis players in the world continue to fire high-powered serves and mystifying backhand winners, the buzz in the stadium at the 2017 Sarasota Open has been in full force all week long. However, it is not exactly all because of the play on the court. Sure, plenty of fans have “oohed and awed” at the terrific tennis at center court, but the real buzz seems to be happening at a very unexpected, yet very popular place.

New to the Sarasota Open this year are Zipp Charge Stations. These rapid charging stations for IPhone’s and tablets have been packed all week long, not because of poor battery life, but because they have been captivated by the unique luxury and beauty being displayed on their screens. Sarasota’s new residential development, BLVD Sarasota, has been the talk of the tournament and after seeing their TV advertisement at the Zipp Charge Stations, it is not hard to see why.

BLVD is a masterpiece of design, blending contemporary style with today’s modern necessities to meet the demand for a chic urban lifestyle in one of Florida’s most desirable coastal communities.

Sarasota’s newest and most impressive downtown address is home to just 49 expansive modern condominiums and an unprecedented level of resort-style amenities. The extraordinary design, amazing amenities and an enviable location combine to create a true walkable lifestyle in the heart of the vibrant Rosemary District. Situated in the renowned arts and culture district of Sarasota, Florida, the 18-story tower showcases panoramic waterfront and city views from truly expansive private terraces.

While only 49 fortunate families will enjoy this enviable lifestyle, others will marvel at the innovation and imagination show in planning the amenities at BLVD.

The zero horizon rooftop pool is only the beginning – Wine Cellar, 5th Floor Pet Lawn and Grooming Station, Indoor Golf Driving Range, Conference Center and the most state-of-the-art Fitness Center around. And, when you don’t feel like going far, BLVD residents are only an elevator ride away from dining at the chic, full-service restaurant on our first floor and a 100-yard stroll to the boutique coffee shop next door.
So while the theaters are projected to be packed with film lovers from around the globe, so too will be the recently opened BLVD Virtual Reality Sales Studio at 500 Tamiami Trail.

Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your first selection and special pre-construction pricing during our introductory offering. Request a digital brochure by registering online at blvdsarasota.com