Update – Developer plans at Home Depot Land



The Skyway Marina District has informed Maximo that the new developer that acquired The Home Depot land is planning on announcing their new project.  Please read below:

“Tampa developer Phillips Development & Realty has plans to build 250 apartments with an additional 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the property this is located off 30th Avenue S and 34th Street.

Mark your calendar on Tuesday, November 8th at 5PM at the SPC Allstate Center in room 110 Phillips Development & Realty will be speaking about their new project in the Skyway Marina District. It will be your opportunity to ask questions about the project.”


We hope to see you there!



Developer plans at Home Depot Land

We caught this news story today.. this is excellent news!

A Tampa developer plans a mixed-use project on a high-profile parcel in St. Petersburg’s Skyway Marina District.

Phillips Development & Realty has a contract on the 9-acre site at 30th Avenue South and 34th Street South, where Home Depot had once planned a store before the recession hit and the company’s strategy shifted.

To read full article, click link below:


Pride Weekend

Pride Weekend at Flamingo June 25 & 26

Jack Dougherty contacted Maximo to provide a notice of activities at Flamingo next weekend:

This is the largest Pride celebration in Florida and given the events In Orlando we believe it will be the busiest Pride event to date.

At 12:30 AM on Sunday June 26th we will have 2 American Idol contestants performing at Flamingo — Blake Lewis and Elliott Yamin.  This will coincide with the parade ending downtown and will allow guests/customers to return to Flamingo for the concert.

We will do as much as we possibly can to keep the volume in check but we will like to request your patience with us during this time.

In addition, the parking at both the Skyway Mall and Marina Village will be full as we have shuttles running between Flamingo and the Pride event on both Saturday and Sunday.

Any issues or concerns please call us (727-321-5000)

Maximo Marina: May Update

May 2016 update received by the Maximo Management Team with Maximo Marina.

The letter reads:

Well, it is getting that time again, Summer, which means Hurricane season. I have been test running my generator at home and have gotten a few 5 gal gas containers filled. I would encourage all our slip and dry stack guest to start preparing for what ‘may’ happen. I know this area has been very lucky over the last few years, but being a 3rd generation Florida native and with 10 years in the Caribbean, I have seen the worst of Hurricanes.

This should be the last hurricane season at Maximo with the existing structures, whew!! Speaking of that, we have been approved for all our permits, no small feat, and either have them in our hands or they are on the way. Thank you, Chris Ahern, who is the Project Development Manager here on site and will be heading up the entire process through completion. Chris works for a sister company of IGY called Applied Technology Management (ATM) and even though living in Tampa and also being a Florida native, Go Gators, Chris has been involved in several of our major projects, including Dubai, you know that thing they built in the ocean called ‘Palm Island’. After looking at the condition of Maximo, we knew we needed the ‘Big Guns’.

Chris has informed Joey and myself that his intention is to start the phasing with the Fuel dock the Southeast wall area and possibly Sailfish dock. The demolition is still scheduled to start in September, however the Contractors may start staging in August. As soon as we get conformation as to which parking areas, utilities, dredging, and other area affected, we will get the word out.

Again, a gentle reminder, that during dredging, there will be a sulfur order associated with the process. We are working very closely with the dredging co. and the City to minimize this.

Maximo wants to think the organizers of the May Day Races at Ceridian for allowing us to volunteer. Over 500 runners that day, and they raised a good amount for Charity.

Maximo has also adopted the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, and anyone who likes Pelicans as much as Maximo Marina will understand why. We have set up a product donation box in the office for this volunteer organization, but would also like to ask for help on Saturday, June 11th. We will be leaving here at 8:00am and heading to the Sanctuary to do some landscaping, pressure washing and painting. Then we will be heading back to Maximo at 3:00pm for a Bar-B- Que party to thank all the volunteers. Maximo will provide the transportation, T-Shirts and supplies, and after party food and sodas, we just need your labor.

Be Safe,

Maximo management team

Publix, Burger King, New Signs.. What’s Next?

Lately, in our area, we have seen Burger King transform to a modern beauty along with a complete overhaul in service as well.  During that demo and re-build, Publix was also being leveled to flat land.  Truly, an oddt sight o see!  Now, construction is moving at an expedited pace – 20ft+ concrete block walls are already up with workers there during extended hours.

Our new Skyway Marina District signs have been installed, 3 of them to be exact. Locations are southeast entrance of 34th street south, southwest entrance of 54th avenue south, and northwest entrance of 34th street just before 30th avenue south in front of Ceridian building.  They are absolutely beautiful!

Next project, as we are told by reliable sources, will be Wendy’s.  They are planning a full demo and re-construction.  So, look out for it!

Note: We will keep this article updated as we gain new information.

Maximo Marina Rumors Cleared

An e-mail sent to us from Lee Hicks to share with our residents of Maximo Moorings.


I just want to clear up some rumors.

The canal that runs to Maximo Marina is wholly owned by the marina ownership group. As I understand it, it was dredged to have access to the marina. Currently Maximo needs to approve all docks that are on the canal either for new construction or additions and major repairs.

Usually a dock contractor brings me a drawing and consent form, I sign it and keep as a record. I don’t think we will have any problems with this continuing.

Some of the criteria we look at are;

Length – We are no longer approving docks longer that 40’ into the channel. The existing docks that are longer than that can stay. However, the property owner on the opposite side of the canal will have to limit their dock so as not to exceed a total of 80’ total length for both docks.

Width – As long as the docks meet the length requirement, the width is a matter between the property owners.

The reasons for these measures are that over the years, boar builders have been making boats beamier (Wider). We commissioned a hydro study recently for depths and have found that the channel cannot support 2 boats crossing without the length requirements listed above.

Also I have heard (rumors) that Maximo Marina is going to start charging for the use of docks/ I do know that in some communities where this is the case, the owners do charge an annual fee and if the docks are on State or Federal bottom lands an annual CZM (coastal zone management) fees have to be paid.

Maximo marina has never charged for the use in the past and I have not been told otherwise that policy will change. I cannot say if this will ever change, but again, it has not even been discussed, as far as I know. Enjoy your docks.

I also heard that Maximo Marina is closing 37th St. in front of the marina. Wow, how do these things get started? That is a county road and only the county could make that decision, and of course they would have to involve all the communities it touches. We have not requested any changes to 37th St.


Lee Hicks
General Manager
Maximo Marina
4801 37th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone: (727) 867-1102
Fax: (727) 867-8087

Marina to Seafood Shack: Close It Up!

Today, as I was reading daily Facebook news, I happened to stumble upon this saddening post by Maximo Seafood Shack.  Honestly at first, I thought it was an April Fools joke but apparently it’s not…

Ahoy Friends and Neighbors.

This is the hardest notice I have had to write to all of my loyal friends and customers since the inception of Maximo Seafood Shack on May 8, 2011. This morning, the management of Maximo Marina notified me that Maximo Seafood Shack must be off premise by August 1, 2016. Needless to say I am saddened and a bit shocked by the sudden news as I was told a few months ago that the dock in which the Shack sits on would be the last piece to be renovated, and that they would try to work with us to create a new Shack on the land near the front parking lot.

The management also expressed their excitement about tearing down the marina and building a mega yacht facility, insisting that the community, the mayor and the city is on board with their plans. At this point I am uncertain about the time frame at which I will be closing the doors to Maximo Seafood Shack; however I am certain it will be necessary to do so before August 1st. Maximo Seafood Shack is one of the last true fish houses left in Florida. With that said, I hope to see you all on the dock before we are forced to shut down this truly unique and special piece of Florida history.

Posted by Maximo Seafood Shack on Friday, April 1, 2016

Please leave a comment on their Facebook page voicing your opinion on this matter.