The Big Move Complete
After many months of meticulous planning, on Dec. 21, 2016, the lobby and 35 guest rooms of the original all-wood Belleview Biltmore Hotel were lifted and slowly rolled into a permanent new home, just 320 feet away. “This is the first step in the process of bringing the building back to life,” said a delighted Mike Cheezem, CEO of developer JMC Communities. “We’re looking forward to opening the new community and enjoying this exciting amenity.” The tedious move was orchestrated by Pennsylvania-based Wolfe Brothers House & Building Movers. “This building has a lot of character,” said project manager Jamin Buckingham, declaring the process, “a seamless operation.” Belleair Mayor Gary Katica expressed gratitude for preserving a part of the legendary hotel and adding exceptional new homes while being mindful of the building’s historical significance to the community, declaring it “a breath of fresh air.” More photos and videos are available on our Facebook page: Belleviewflorida.