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

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,

By, Alex Mahadevan, News Innovation Editor

A firm owned by developer Kevin Daves bought buildings at 540 North Tamiami Trail for $5.4 million.

Another project may be slated for the corridor next to the former Sarasota Quay, as the developer behind the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has bought two downtown buildings on U.S. 41.

Kevin Daves, using the firm The Blvd Sarasota LLC, bought the former CoCENTRIX property at 540 North Tamiami Trail for $5.4 million last month. Three parcels involved in the transaction total roughly 36,000 square feet.
Daves, president of Core Development, did not respond to multiple calls for comment.

Along with co-developing the Ritz, Core also built the tony Concession in east Manatee County, and has pitched plans for the $200 million Cassia Cay on South Tamiami Trail and partnered with Palsar Development to propose an 18-story condominium building near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road.

Across the street from the CoCENTRIX property, GreenPointe Communities plans to develop up to 695 condominiums and 175 hotel rooms, along with retail and office space as part of the $1 billion Sarasota Bayside project, and Kolter Group is nearly finished with the VUE Sarasota Bay on the same stretch of road. Jebco Ventures is currently building an Embassy Suites within the same corridor.