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.

Spyglass Resort Makes Way For New Hotel & Timeshare


The Spyglass Resort on Clearwater Beach was imploded last night on live television. The landmark was brought down with over 400 sticks of dynamite. Once the tallest building on the beach, it featured a large balloon mural on one side. It will be replaced with a hotel and timeshare, The Clearwater Beach Resort. Illusionis Criss Angel used the implosion as part of a stunt, which was telvised live on A&E.

Spyglass Resort In Clearwater Beach To Be Demolished

You may not know it by name, but if you’ve been to Clearwater Beach you’ve seen the hotel with with the hot-air balloon mural on the side. The 64 room hotel has fallen into disrepair over the years, but the landmark was once very popular. When it was built in 1971 it was the tallest building on the beach.

Today the building occupies a spot that developers want to turn into a 250-room resort with 200 timeshares. Developers initially wanted to start work on a resort 150 feet tall and 500 feet across with 350 condo-hotel units and 75 condominiums in 2006. Then the condo market went soft. Now they want to build hotel rooms, not condos, but they’ll need more time to come up with designs and secure permits. Developers are asking for a March 2010 start date, something the council appears ready to grant — as long as the property is cleaned up within five months. That would be in time for the city’s annual Ironman triathlon.