FLORIDA – Condo owners in Tampa’s The Slade At Channelside battle to keep it from going all rental
Article Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times
By Susan Taylor Martin
Published January 3, 2017
TAMPA — Built in what could become one of Tampa Bay’s most dynamic neighborhoods, The Slade At Channelside condominiums boast an eclectic mix of unit owners.
There’s Brandon McArthur, a baseball scout for the Los Angeles Angels. And Anthony Arzola, a medical devices salesman. And Damon Mathis, a colonel in the U.S. Army.
They and many others bought in The Slade — paying more than $200,000 for their units — because they liked its sleek look, its wide range of amenities and its location in a prime area poised for massive redevelopment.
But they are fighting what could be a losing battle to keep their homes.
A St. Petersburg-based company, Slade Owner LLC, has acquired more than 85 percent of the units and wants to make The Slade rental only. It already is leasing out the units it owns and needs to acquire only a few more to achieve its goal. Read more: