Condo Owner

Spring 2017

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 • condo owner 15 headlines partnership with the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) on its Oyster Shell Recycling Program. The program is part of a two-year grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to recycle oyster shells from restaurants and return them to Alabama's coastal waters to be used on public oyster bottoms, natural reefs, oyster restoration projects or shoreline stabilization. As part of the grant, NFWF pays for oyster shell recycling bins ► GULF SHORES Gulf Shores, Development Partner Plan Full-Service Hotel on West Beach Attention Condo Managers & Boards Approximately 90% of association policies we review have critical errors that can cost money, unnecessary assessments, or lawsuits Isn't it time you call in a highly respected condo insurance specialist for a FREE second opinion ? You would never trust heart surgery to anyone other than a specialist. Shouldn't your association largest budget item, your insurance, deserve the same level of specialization? At Gambrell and Sturges we are not a general practitioner of insurance. We specialize in condominium association insurance period, insuring over $1.5Billion in property. Through detailed review of clients' prior insurance policies and exposures we've saved our FL, AL and MS condos millions of dollars while provid- ing the quality coverage with highly rated carriers needed to meet their specialized needs. In addition, we spoil our customers with state of the art service and tech- nology. Our "Association Advantage" is a uniquely developed program that will provide benefits you are probably not receiving. Call us today for a free assessment and audit of your association's poli- cies. You will be glad you did. 3220 Moss Road • Bonifay, FL 32425 850-547-0065 • 850-254-7022 (fax) Plans are underway for a new $80 million, 240-room, full-ser- vice hotel, spa and meeting facility on the corner of West Beach Boulevard and West 1st Street as part of the City of Gulf Shores' Gulf Beach District redevelopment project. The City said it is partnering with a Birmingham-based de- veloper to construct the hotel, which will serve as an anchor for a mixed-use development on two acres of city-owned land. The development will include a restaurant, street level retail and a third-floor pool deck overlooking the public beach. The hotel is part of the city's three-phase, $15 million plan that includes widening sidewalks, adding boardwalks and expand- ing parking and shaded seating in a park-like setting along the public beach. "These projects will be the catalyst for the transformation of our beach area into the walkable, energetic district our com- munity has envisioned for so long," said Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. The hotel's meeting and hotel space would complement the new Lodge at Gulf State Park to attract more corporate and association business to Alabama's Gulf Coast. Officials said hotel rooms and meeting space are in short supply in Gulf Shores, and as a result, large conferences and association meetings book events in the Florida Panhandle, rather than on Alabama's coast. n

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