Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
From a leading U.S. golf destination, Sarasota is fast emerging as world-class Florida venue for major competitions in rowing and triathlon, a development that augurs well too for the property market in the county, Sarasota Bay Real Estate said. Much of the action in these two Olympic sports is centered at the Nathan Benderson Park proposed venue of the 2017 World Rowing Championship for which Sarasota and Bradenton have pooled resources in filing a bid this past February as host of the prestigious international event.
As part of the hosting bid, more than $40 million have been earmarked for an ongoing development of the 600-acre park which has a 500-acre lake as its centerpiece. Part of the funding, estimated at $20 million, is being raised from private donors for improvements related to the hosting bid of the World Rowing Championship.
This year, construction is focused on 2,200-meter racing lanes, grandstands, along with an athlete training center and a multi-use boathouse. These and other support facilities are being developed in a unique, 30-acre “regatta island” fashioned as an Olympic Village. The NBP development also hopes to capture hosting of other major paddle sports events, such as canoe and kayak races, as well as dragon boat racing. Nathan Benderson Park has been hosting rowing regattas since 2009.
Blue-ribbon events set
This March, Nathan Benderson Park is hosting the Sarasota Invitational Regatta wherein youth and masters level rowers from the southeastern United States are expected to participate. During the month, the park will likewise serve as the hub for one of the three U.S. Pan American Cup events of the Vancouver-based International Triathlon Union (ITU). This event, billed as the Nathan Benderson Park Challenge and slated for the full Olympic distance, is a must for the elite American triathletes who want to rack up ITU point-rankings leading up to the world championship set in San Diego this April.
The 2013 U.S. Rowing Masters Championships, scheduled this August, is another anticipated event at the Nathan Benderson Park. Last year, the event was held on Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Massachusetts, and drew a record of more than 2,000 competitors from 36 states and eight clubs from Canada. With the improved park facilities, the Sarasota event can draw as much if not more, SBRE said. Notably, the park now also boasts of a rowing training facility which has been drawing top collegiate rowing teams, such as Harvard’s.
Mall, hotel and condos
NBP is located off Honore Ave., west of I-75. It is also close to the University Town Center mall, an ongoing project of Benderson Development Company and Taubman Centers. Besides the 220,000 square feet of retail space and 500 hotel rooms being developed, condos are likewise on the drawing boards of this project groomed as a premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment in Southwest Florida.
The Meadows, located a short distance west of Nathan Benderson Park, is among the residential communities which have a front seat to these fast-emerging prime Sarasota attractions. Sarasota Bay Real Estate noted sales of properties in this neighborhood have been brisk lately, with several deals now pending. The MLS of Sarasota homes for sale currently feature available residences in this neighborhood with asking prices from the $100s up to the high $800s.
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