The fourth quarter of 2016 saw an enormous amount of progress on many of Downtown St. Pete's active developments. The demolition of the "cheese grater" building at 400 Central Ave concluded. The Rowdies launched an official campaign to join the MLS, which included an expanded Al Lang Stadium. A new site plan was approved for 801 Central, which now includes a 15 and 7-story apartment building and ground-level retail.
Also, a few projects broke ground including Bainbridge 930 Central Flats, and retail along 1st Ave S that will house an Orangetheory Fitness and a yet-to-be-determined restaurant.
Additionally, AER Apartments and The Hermitage Apartment Homes started leasing, which helped to relieve the extremely low apartment occupancy rates that Downtown St. Pete has grown accustomed to over the past few years.
Looking to the future, we should see the groundbreaking of a few notable projects this coming quarter including The Brownstones, 801 Conway, The District on 9th, and the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Lastly, be sure to check out Downtown St. Pete's first, second, and third quarter development updates of 2016 to see how your favorite projects have progressed!
Downtown St. Pete’s newest residential community will bring a bit of northeast charm to the Sunshine City. The Brownstones St Petersburg will pay homage to an architectural style found frequently in cities such as Chicago, Boston, and New York City. Located on the corner of 4th Ave N and 1st St N, these new homes will be only one block away from the popular Beach Dr. and at the site of formerly proposed condo project Maranatha by the Bay.
We are now in PRINT! Starting with the May issue of Green Bench Monthly, look for our column called Downtown Developments -- future restaurant, retail, and real estate news in Downtown St. Pete. @greenbenchmonthly
EXCLUSIVE: An 11-story mixed-use apartment tower is coming soon to 16th St in Downtown St Pete! First North Lofts will have studios priced under $1000/month and over 18,500 square feet of ground level retail space -- more than any residential project currently under construction in Downtown St. Pete. Check out StPeteRising.com for the full story!
Empire Oyster is located inside of Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails at 1111 Central Avenue in sunny Downtown St Pete! Check out StPeteRising.com to read about how Kevin is helping to protect the local aquatic ecosystem in Tampa Bay. #StPeteRising