There’s yet another luxury condominium development being built in downtown Sarasota. The Mark - Sarasota will be a mixed-use tower with 157 residences for those seeking to live, work and play in the center of all the downtown Sarasota action.
The white modernist building, designed by Hoyt Architects, which is planned to open in 2018, will have 35,000 square feet of retail space for upscale dining and shopping on the ground floor and 11,000 square feet of high-end office space that will mask three levels of parking on the building's interior above the ground floor.
The residential portion of the building begins with a fifth-floor amenity level where there will be a resort-like “outdoor living room,” with a heated pool, private cabanas, conversation areas and a fire pit. The top floors of the 12-story structure will have 157 condominiums ranging from 1,377 to 2,940 square feet with prices starting at about $760,000 and ranging up to about $2 million. Most of the units will be priced at less than $1 million. These innovative condo residences feature open floorplans and terraces designed to provide indoor-outdoor Florida living and panoramic city views. Other amenities will include soaring 10' or 11' ceilings and sliding glass doors opening onto expansive terraces with glass railings, a catering kitchen, a residents’ club room, a state-of-the-art fitness center and secure parking garage.
The Mark Sarasota is offering 39 different floor plans in various sizes and floorplans starting with Plaza Residences with 1 to 3 bedrooms and 1.5 to 3.5 bathrooms in 1,439 to 2,346 sq. ft. and others with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths ranging from 1,571 to 2,346 sq. ft. There will also be Penthouse Residences with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms in up to 2,960 sq. ft.
Bob Vail, president of The Kolter Group's Urban Division that is developing The Mark said, “The Mark will be marketed to buyers who are moving off the keys or in from the eastern subdivisions who want the energy and world-class recreational and cultural amenities of downtown Sarasota. People want to stay much more active much later in their lives. They’re healthier and they want to spend more time outside. Where do they want to do that? Not out in the suburbs, where you have to get in your car to get to all that’s available only downtown.” “People are deciding to live downtown and cities like Sarasota are in short supply of projects like The Mark,” he added. As an example of his point, there are very few units remaining unsold at 141-unit condo development at The Vue, another Kolter Group project in downtown Sarasota.
“We want to be able to drop people into nice, modern residences with very current design and get them up in the air with views and an awareness that they are in an urban setting where they can walk to restaurants and shopping. If we can keep all that in a price range that’s where the retiree and pre-retiree wants to be," Mr. Vail added at the opening of the sales office earlier this year.
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