History & Press Book

1989- Euramerican office center

Five years after moving to Florida in 1984, where Philippe Beau had created a company called Euramerican Link (now known as American Land Planning Management, Inc), he built his first development project called Euramerican Center in Safety Harbor (FL). It included two office buildings with a one floor studio, and a two story building with a business model that included rentals of executives suites mostly to start-up companies, the first of its kind in downtown. Its southern architecture was inspired by the Tucker House, a historic building near Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor.

1991- Broadway Palms Town Homes

From 1991 to 1992, Philippe Beau built Broadway Palms, a town home/condominium project in the heart of Dunedin (FL), just feet away from shops and restaurants, yet by a quiet street corner with large southern-style balconies. It was praised as one of the best environmentally-managed project in the downtown area (large oak trees). It was built just a few years before Bob Ironsmith of the City's CRA and the redevelopment of the downtown made Dunedin one of the most attractive places to live in the US.

1992- Main Street Shops

Following his successful town home project in Downtown Dunedin in 1992-1993, Philippe Beau conceived and built the "Main Street Shops", the first of its kind in Dunedin, and with the help of Bob Ironsmith of the city's CRA. It offered small shops with a business incubator model. It became home to a sought-after fine chocolate store, a unique cookie basket store, a small brewery, a high class salon, a fancy jewelry store, etc.

1993- Indian Sunset Beach condominiums

Then from 1993 to 1995, Philippe Beau designed and developed Indian Sunset, a four story beach condominium project in Indian Rocks Beach (FL). It made headlines in the Tampa Tribune for its American Indian theme, and lifestyle.

1995- Green Valley - Workforce Housing town homes

From 1995 to 1997, Green Valley was developed as an affordable housing project in Palm Harbor. It offered 2 and 3 bedroom town homes for as low as $65,000, geared towards singles, young couples and retirees with limited income. It was designed as the last phase of a larger project -which had been built by another developer years prior- where amenities such as club house, pool and sports courts were already in place for the benefits of the new residents.

1997- Brooker Creek- Nature Villas and Townhomes

This 56 villa and town home project was nestled in the middle of 5 acres of preserved land abutting the very reputed Lake Tarpon, and the Pinellas County John Chesnut nature park. Being next to the hugely succesful Lansbrook master planned and golf course community (with whom Philippe Beau entertained an excellent professional relationship), it made this project an affordable and peaceful alternative for homeowners (many retirees) who were looking for smaller and maintenance free homes.

1998- Monroe Park- Downtown homes and shops

This project built and sold between 1998 and 2002 (2 phases) was a joint effort by the City of Dunedin and Philippe Beau to create a mixed-use environment to downtown Dunedin, after a public RFP selection process, and a development agrement by the city which agreed to sell the land following its assemblage. It became -almost instantly- a huge success as the first project of its kind. It offered a mix of villas and townhomes, and townhomes with a courtyard and a separate shop with alley-accessed garages. The city was awarded "best Redevelopment Project in Florida" in 1998, and both the city manager and the city's attorney's family bought a home to be able to live downtown, at a short walking distance from City Hall, shops and restaurants. The city CRA (and Bob Ironsmith) invested tax appropriation dollars in part of the infrastructure, assembled multiple parcels, and extended all city quality markers (signs, lampposts, parking) to this project to make it a success for both the city and Philippe Beau.

1999- Safety Harbor Office Park & Odessa Office and Warehouses

Built in 1999, this office building located in downtown Safety Harbor, was designed with large floor to ceiling windows in a more contemporary design than what Philippe Beau typically produced then, but with the intent to create a more open and well lit working environment , and conducive to working in groups or teams. It was used as Beauland Homes and American Land Planning Management's main office for several years with part of it rented to other companies. It was also an opportunity to participate in the redevelopment of downtown Safety Harbor, as Philippe Beau had been on the Downtown Redevelopment Board for three years earlier in the decade.

At the same time Philippe Beau designed and built two mid size warehouses in the the West Pasco Industrial Park in Odessa (FL) with large offices and mezzanines. Today, a sport automobile design company uses this unique location for classrooms and shop-floor training, and an environmental cleaning specialist occupies the other building to create high technology chemical/soil separating machines used to decontaminate large soil areas on site.

2000- Longleaf, a neo-traditional community.

Based on the award he received for Monroe Park, Philippe Beau was invited -with two other home designers (Southern Image and Windjammer Homes)- to create homes with neo-traditional floorplans and elevations under strict design criteria, and to build these homes between 2000 and 2005 at Longleaf, a unique neo-traditional community, beautifully designed and developed by Trey and Frank Starkey in Pasco County. With the help of Suntrust Bank, Philippe took the route of prebuilding 15 speculative homes upfront in order to jumpstart the project, and to recreate the atmosphere of a village of the 1950's. It took about the first year for the concept to take hold, and then the absorption rate became nearly frantic by 2003.

2006- Montclair Cove, town homes by the lake.

In 2006-2007, Philippe Beau came upon a nice green enclave by a small lake onto which he re-platted a town home project with a unique neo-traditional architecture which he developed and built, while introducing many new green building features, and a mature oak tree preservation program. Partly bought by residents and by investors, it has remained a project nestled in the green with large backyards by the lake, which rents within a week as soon as there is a vacancy. Being conveniently located in the heart of Clearwater (FL), it still offers peace and tranquility for its residents.

2008- Creek Park, Workforce Housing in the park.

Following the success of Montclair Cove, Philippe Beau decided to develop Creek Park, a town home community surrounded by a creek and a preserve, and located five minutes away from downtown Dunedin and Clearwater's destination Countryside Mall. This unique project was originally designed by Philippe Beau's American Land Planning Management and land planner William Konrad, PhD, and further developed and built with partners Steven W. Moore, and Daniel Grieco, with the financial participation of the Pinellas County Community Development department, and the Housing Finance Authority, in part with a substantial SHIP loan, and serving families at 120% of AMI in acquisitions. Another section to be developed in 2011 is geared towards rentals at 60% of AMI. This project was also the recipient of 7 awards for buyers qualifying for the Home Town Hero program. This community is bordered by a 50+ acre lake, and has a tree preservation park in the center.