This post was written in June 2009 about Prominence on 30A. Much has changed with the re-launch of Prominence in March 2014.
Everyday hundreds of people drive by the Town of Prominence and wonder what is the future of the town. For the last twelve months there has been little to no progress made to the development with 9 beautiful luxury residential units completed and sitting vacant. Living so close to Prominence along the beautiful stretch of Scenic Highway 30A, I wondered when this much anticipated town would become a reality.
Last week new signs were posted prominently on Prominence’s north and south properties bordering Highway 30A[no pun intended]. There was a new buzz about the development as motorists, cyclists and joggers passed by two large signs by New Orchard Group. I decided to call my friend Steve Bradley who is one of the partners at New Orchard Group to discuss the latest changes at Prominence.
Steve was very excited to talk about Prominence and the involvement of New Orchard to help reignite and rekindle the town. According to Steve, the first immediate actions are to clean up the existing site and refresh the landscaping, which is currently in progress. Prominence is an extraordinary site that will rival the size of Rosemary Beach and Seaside. There are critical elements of the project that will bring significant value to 30A and enhance the luxury and coastal living style of its bordering neighbor WaterSound Beach. Prominence has entitlements for 650 residential units, 200,000 square feet of commercial, a 120 room luxury hotel, a 5,000 square foot spa and a 13,000 square foot civic / public space. The market has changed dramatically since the development was first approved, but the owners believe the time is right to take steps to move forward. The owners Tom Henry and Colonial Properties realize that there will be a long and exciting process to bring the vision to reality. I am personally very excited to see this project back on its feet and look forward to a very successful future.
Team Baranowski will be meeting with Steve and team at New Orchard Group to walk the Prominence project and further discuss the town in greater detail. We also plan on having Steve on our weekly Real Estate Round Up radio show to discuss the project with our listeners so stay tuned!
In the meantime, if you have any questions about the project please feel free to contact Craig at 850-259-1788 or Tracy at 850-259-4270.
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