Plans submitted for completion of Stadium Club

The project was originally planned as eight stories with 24 luxury condos for Gator fans and retail space.

Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 3:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 3:29 p.m.

The Stadium Club's new owners have submitted plans to the city to finish building the abandoned project across from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Building official Doug Murdock said his staff is reviewing the new plans to make sure they are in compliance with the special-use permit issued to the prior owners.

The project at 1802 W. University Ave. was planned as an eight-story building with 24 luxury condominiums for Gator fans and retail space. Construction stopped with the shell of four stories complete in December 2007 when financing fell through for owners Philip and Sharon Stock of North Redington Beach.

RLR Investments of Ocala purchased the property at foreclosure auction in October for $1.5 million.

An RLR Investments official said the company does not do interviews. Owner Larry Roberts Sr. also owns a large Ohio-based trucking company and is developer of RLR Golden Ocala, an exclusive golf community.

Murdock said RLR representatives told him their plans are to complete the building as originally planned.

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