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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Old Town Key West - Commercial - Location

514 Southard Street - Key West

If you are an investor or user looking for commercial space in Old Town Key West with a great "just off Duval Street" location, the new listing at 514 Southard Street may be the property you have been trying to find. I know the location quite well because our offices at immediately next door. A more notable landmark is Bank of America's Old Town location which is next door to the right of the new listing. Click the MAP for both aerial and street views of the location.

This property is located about 200 feet east of the intersection of Duval and Southard Streets. CLICK HERE, you'll recognize that location for sure. Southard Street is a major feeder (one way) street for locals and tourists that make the pilgrimage to Duval. The seller is the current user of this building and it would "consider a leaseback". Seller is credit union that is in a conservatorship.

The county records show that the building was constructed in 1957. Just below you will see how snazzy it looked back in 1965 and what is looks like in 2010.

514 Southard Street Key West as it looked in 1965 (above)

July 3, 2010

Bank of America and 514 Southard have ATMs that are non-stop day & night

The listing Realtor describes 514 Southard Street this way:
"Affordably priced office building on Southard Street just steps from world famous Duval Street. This building is perfect for any type of office or professional service use. The building contains and extensive build-out of multilevel professional office space. The property contains a rear parking area. Seller would consider a sale leaseback. Priced at a recently appraised value."
Below you will see some photos of the rear parking area. Notice the covered awning. That area used to house a private mortgage brokerage company totally separate from the credit union up front. Also notice the enclosed walkway between the two buildings. This space is locked at night but during the daytime it provides quick access to Southard Street up front.

The building has 2900 sq ft of space on two levels. The asking price is $800,000 or $361 per sq ft. Zoning is HNC-1 which is short for Historic Neighborhood Commercial-1. Uses for this zoning include include residential (including single family, duplex, and multi-family) and limited commercial including professional offices, banking and financial services, personal service shops, specialty shops, limited retail, transient accommodations and guest cottages. Rather than rely on what I write, do your own investigation to determine suitability for the use you intend. CLICK HERE to read the City of Key West zoning ordinances and consult with your own attorney. Just because some use may be permissible does not mean you will necessarily be able to do what you want.

I did a quick search of comparable office and commercial space in the immediate Old Town vicinity so you can do your own price comparison. CLICK HERE to view. The average price on all of the properties is $429 per sq ft. But you need to compare location, construction, availability of parking in this mix.

CLICK HERE to see the mls listing info on this property. But better than that, please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or send me an email at if you would like to schedule a showing on this property. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.

1 comment:

Shiene @ commercial space for rent philippines said...

It is a very nice place and this commercial space I think is the right place to establish a business. Thanks for letting us to see those photos.


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I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties CRI. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life.