Clearwater Beach Approves 2 New Projects

Work on 2 Clearwater Beach construction projects has been approved by the city council.

Ocean Properties site: The 14-story Adams Mark was a landmark at 430 S Gulfview Blvd for 30 years. It was demolished 3 years ago to make way for a condo tower. That didn’t work out due to the troubled housing market. It was then purchased by Ocean Properties, an international hotel developer and manager that operates more than 100 hotels. Ocean Properties planss to build a 230-room hotel on the site with a restaurant, bar, ballroom and five-story garage.

Clearwater Beach Resort & Hotel: Where the Spyglass recently stood at S Gulfview and Coronado Drive, Dr Kirin Patel is planning a 900,000 square foot project – 2 150-foot tall towers connected by a 95 foot tall building. It was originally going to be mostly condos, but then the condo market declined. The Community Development Board approved a new design on Tuesday mapping out 250 hotel rooms and suites and 200 weekly time-share rooms. Developers will now ask the city for an extension delaying a construction start until 2011 instead of 2010.