If you are a potential developer or an investor interested in buying a land play in Key West, you might want to take a look at the new short sale offering of 2800 Flagler Avenue. The listing Realtor describes this large property this way:
"Over 4 acres of canal front property with over 1.76 acres of upland land available on Flagler Avenue in Key West. Preliminarily approved plans called for a 6,500 SF religious building on site with 35 parking spaces which would comply with zoning requirements. Conceptual preliminary plans have also been drawn for up to 10 affordable homes on the parcel with ample parking and surrounding space. If a market rate rogo is secured, this could also be a fine residential compound with privacy and water access to the canal. The site contains 480 feet of frontage on Flagler Avenue and Riviera canal. This is a short sale and the Seller is motivated to look at offers which would require bank approval."
A previous listing agent described the same parcel a bit differently when he wrote "There is nothing like this in Key West.(Emphasis added by me.) Zoning allows for up to 14 dwelling units and requires over 2 acres remain open space. Also allows for group homes with less than or equal to six residents. Conditional uses allow two-family residential dwellings (duplexes), educational institutions and day care, parks and recreation, active or passive, places of worship, protective services, public and private utilities." You decide which description whets your appetite the best.
CLICK HERE to view a slide show of photos of this property which is offered at the asking price of $699,000 or $3.78 per sq ft. They aren't making any new land in Key West. This is a very large parcel by Key West standards. A potential investor might decide to buy and hold a property like this until the market recovers.
If you would like more information on this property please contact me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642. I am a buyer's agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West.