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!
At the corner of Central Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Street lies the now 90-year-old Union Trust Bank. The building was constructed in 1926 and subsequently expanded in 1938 and 1967. Although it has sat vacant since 1996, the building has stood the test of time as Downtown St. Pete has redeveloped around it. On a neighboring block to the east, The Chihuly Collection opened earlier this month and a Publix is slated to open in early 2017. One block to the west, the Bainbridge 930 Central Flats have just broken ground.
Did you know American Freedom Distillery will include a spacious 10,000 square foot restaurant when they open in early 2018?! 😲😄Located at 2233 5th Ave South, America Neat Grill and Whiskey House takes influence from the legendary spirits made by American Freedom Distillery and focuses on the stunning wood-fired grill -- the menu features American staples with elevated unique twists, offering pairings with the spirits. 🥃🍸
Rattle N Hum, a beer bar from NYC, is opening soon on the Jannus block in Downtown St Pete. Located at 29 3rd St N (formerly Cask and Ale). Craft beer, craft cocktails, and fine food. 🍻🍔 #StPeteRising
Detroit Liquors is rebranding, expanding and moving to an adjacent corner. Jannus Market — Opening soon at the corner of 1st Ave N and 2nd St N in Downtown St Pete (right outside the entrance to Jannus Live). A proper convenience store! 👌😁 #StPeteRising