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.
The Johns Hopkins Research Center in Downtown St Pete topped out in February. This $95.5M, 225k square foot project is one of many currently rising in downtown. Check out StPeteRising.com for our 1Q17 development update!
Numex Chile, New Mexican chile-centric cuisine, is coming soon to the Grand Central District! Who's hungry for some blue corn pancakes, green chile cheeseburgers and breakfast burritos? Expected to open in June 2017 at 2710 Central Ave! #StPeteRising
The latest food trend is coming to St Pete! Sweet Charlie's specializes in Thai-inspired rolled ice cream. Opening this summer in the EDGE District st1010 Central Avenue (formerly Yoga Energy Studio) #StPeteRising