New Development For Gandy

Tortuga Pointe Apartments will be a 16.4-acre, $42 million development that borders Tampa Bay wetlands on Gandy Blvd. The Pointe will include 295 luxury units featuring “old coastal Florida” architecture. Preliminary plans submitted to the city show an urban-inspired neighborhood with 3 buildings. At least 2 would be residential buildings, connected by a clubhouse and pool, with retail businesses on the ground floors. Lighted sidewalks lead out to Gandy Boulevard, with 730 parking spaces lining the grounds. Tortuga Pointe is scheduled to open in mid 2010.

Torguga Pointe joins other new gated developments including Brighton Bay, Grande Verandah, Mangrove Cay and Vantage Point. New shopping complexes are completed or under way and neighboring Derby Lane recently added a casino and concerts to its offerings.