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

When designing the interior spaces within your new Sarasota condo, focusing on the small details is often as important as the big picture. It’s the little details that help homeowners who are lucky enough to enjoy dramatic water and city views, to add the “wow” factor. Remember, there’s no real right or wrong when it comes to personal style, as every interior design should be as unique as the individual who calls it home.

BLVD Sarasota’s expansive open floor plans and incredible views will get your imagination stirring.

Here’s a guide with a few simple tips to consider when you’re ready to incorporate your style into your personal space:

Neutrals, Neutrals Everywhere
One way to get everything to work together is to use a color scheme in the same color family. You can see in this that the greys, creams and whites set the backdrop to showcase the blue skies and the colors of the Sarasota Bay waters. Neutrals are the best way to pull the design theme together, no matter what style you choose to decorate it in.

Keep It Simple
The beautiful thing about interior design is that it doesn’t need anything big or dramatic. Much as neutrals serve to draw attention to the shape of the space without taking away from it, furniture in simple shapes accentuates a room without drawing all of the attention to one piece. Consider pieces made with natural materials in darker colors to complement previously mentioned neutrals, and to make an expanded space feel even larger.

It’s All In The Materials
The best way to create drama in a room is to introduce natural materials. Dark woods and stones like slate make for a conversation piece-most people don’t expect to find materials such as marble or quartz utilized as part of daily life, which makes them stand out when encountered. Popular design trends today include white marble contrasted against gold or located in an unusual spot, such as a table or a countertop. Dramatic powder rooms and bathrooms become a memory point for your guests with the incorporation of marble bathtubs. Add panache by making a statement with unique vessel sinks, innovative fixtures and dimensional wall coverings.

Accent with Authenticity and Art
One of the best inspirations for a residence can be the world around it. Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and room designers such as Michael S. Smith have been known to incorporate art into their works, with great success. A wall piece bought from a local artist can serve as an accent piece for a room designed around the color scheme of the blue waters below. A sculpture bought at the Rosemary Indie Craft Fair can be the centerpiece in another room by contrasting the color of the sculpture and the color themes. Inspiration for style can be taken from anywhere. Whether incorporating a design aesthetic taken from the colors, shapes, or even sounds that you can find right in front of you, it’s simple and enjoyable to make a space that is uniquely you from everything around you.

BLVD Sarasota offers a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts & entertainment district. Ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota’s 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 world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. Sarasota boasts a vast array of cultural destinations and experiences that highlight Sarasota Bayfront living.

With just 49 residences in total, priced from $1.7 M plus two penthouse residences with undisclosed pricing. Interested buyers can set up an appointment to meet with the BLVD Client Service Team to reserve their residence by calling 941-316-1499.

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Located at the corner of Blvd. of the Arts and the Tamiami Trail, BLVD Sarasota is the most anticipated new address coming to downtown Sarasota. The 18-story high-rise will feature only 49 luxury condo homes each offering picturesque views of the Sarasota Bay by day and the dazzling city lights by night. The new Sarasota condo also features some of the best amenities in town.

Roof Top Pool & Sun Deck Lounge
At the top of Sarasota’s newest condo will be a resort-style zero horizon swimming pool and entertainment deck. The breathtaking backdrop of the skyline and waterfront will create a show-stopping environment for entertaining. An outdoor summer kitchen, fire pit and comfortable seating areas will be a welcoming sight for family and friends. Beautifully landscaped, this dramatic rooftop oasis is the perfect place to relax in solitude or share the best of Sarasota with your closest friends.

Pet Friendly Condo Living
As a pet lover, you don’t want to compromise your lifestyle. That’s why we created the BLVD Sarasota Pet Lawn, conveniently located on the 5th floor. Here, your pet can get that much needed fresh air. The innovative Pet Lawn uses today’s technology to maintain the area and keep it fresh and inviting for every resident of the building. There is also a 5-star pet grooming center where you can give your furry friends the much needed pampering & primping they deserve.

Fitness Center
We know how important it is to stay in shape, but with a busy lifestyle, you want your workout to be as convenient as possible. At BLVD Sarasota, we provide a state-of-the-art fitness center for the exclusive use of our private residents. Here, you’ll find state-of-the-art cardio & weightlifting machines and everything you need to maintain your fitness routine.

Indoor Golf Driving Range
For the golfer looking to keep their swing in top shape, an Indoor Golf Driving Range is included in the amenity lineup. BLVD Sarasota is teeing up a great lifestyle at every turn.

Building Services
Our gracious and professional concierge staff will ensure that you spend your time relaxing while they assist with your day-to-day activities. Need tickets to the hottest show in town, transportation arranged to the airport, or the dry cleaning managed? Perhaps housekeeping services, pet sitting or managing your home while you are traveling? BLVD Sarasota residents will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with living in a highly serviced, worry-free condominium.

Sarasota’s Only On-Site Dining and Wine Cellar
At BLVD Sarasota, dining in doesn’t have to mean cooking. On the first level of the building, you’ll find one of Sarasota’s finest restaurants. With residence privacy and exclusivity ensured through thoughtful planning, homeowners will enjoy the convenience of taking an elevator ride to dinner. It’s an advantage seldom found in private residential condominiums and one that our residents will savor. Of course, BLVD is in the heart of Downtown Sarasota and surrounded by dozens of dining venues and endless culinary excursions for every taste.

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Core Development Incorporated announced today plans for the new residential tower at the southeast corner of the Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) has been approved by the city of Sarasota.

BLVD Sarasota will host an exclusive 49 residences in a brand new 18 story building in the heart of the city’s vibrant downtown arts district.

“We are happy to have the final site plan approval for this incredibly unique project,” said Kevin Daves, President of Core Development. “Every facet of this building was designed to create a minimal impact on the surrounding area, yet offer our residents a level of comfort and innovation that has not been available in Sarasota until now.”

When designing BLVD, Core Development looked at many factors to try to create the best possible building for residents and the city of Sarasota alike.  By using a unique step design, many sections of the building have expansive setbacks from Tamiami Trail.  The sidewalks are wider than current code requires in order to make the area around the building pedestrian friendly and increase the walkability.

“When designing a building like BLVD, there is always a balancing act to creating what a buyer wants and what the public will like,” Daves said. “We believe this design will be appreciated by those living in the building, those walking by on our expanded sidewalks, and all of our surrounding neighbors.”

Located in the highly sought-after Rosemary District, BLVD residents will live in the walkable downtown waterfront and the vibrant arts & cultural district of downtown Sarasota. With a walkability score of 92 residents is always just steps away from world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries and restaurants. Sarasota boasts a vast array of cultural destinations and experiences that highlight Sarasota Bayfront living.

Ranging from 3550sf to 5500sf, these BLVD Sarasota’s 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.  Two story penthouse floor plans, along with an innovative amenities program makes BLVD Sarasota the most exciting offering to be introduced to the downtown scene this year. Future residents can select from four sizable floor plans and five one-of-a-kind plans on the 5th and 6th floors and penthouse levels. An onsite, high-end dining and entertainment venue encapsulates the sought after nightlife of Sarasota without ever having to leave the building.

With just 49 residences in total, priced from $1.7M-$3.2 plus two penthouse residences with undisclosed pricing.  Interested buyers can set up an appointment to meet with the BLVD Client Service Team to reserve their residence by calling 941-316-1499.

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About Core Development Inc.
CORE Development was founded in 1996 with the mission of developing landmark real estate projects, commencing with the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Hotel, Condominium, and Club project in Sarasota, Florida. The company is dedicated to uncompromising excellence, innovation, and efficiency.