This quarter was packed full of groundbreakings! After over a decade of planning, construction has finally commenced on the new St. Pete pier. Construction crews have started driving piles into Tampa Bay to support the over-water portion of the pier. It will take 6 months to complete the pile driving process, however construction on the pier deck is scheduled to begin as early as October.
In other groundbreaking news, located on Fourth Avenue North between Third and Fourth streets, the Museum of the American Arts of Crafts Movement site was fenced off this quarter for site preparation. The $70 million privately funded museum will occupy 137,000 square feet and stand 5 stories tall. The museum will include a 100-seat auditorium, a resource library, a children's education center, a 300-seat upscale restaurant, a cafe, retail store and event space. The expected opening date is May 2019.
Just a short bike ride west from downtown is St. Pete’s eclectic Grand Central District and the popular Historic Kenwood neighborhood. Being a few blocks north of Central Avenue, the Kenwood neighborhood combines a proximity to walkable amenities with classic charming bungalows to create an authentic urban neighborhood.
The unique nature of this community has spiked interest among real estate developers and homebuyers leading the area to be named one of the hottest zip codes in Tampa Bay for real estate.
Looking to satisfy the increased demand in the area, Icon Residential is teaming up with Crestview Realty and Clear pH to introduce a new townhome community just north of Historic Kenwood. Dubbed Uptown Kenwood, this new development will be built on 13th Avenue North and 25th Street North just a short distance from Booker Park.
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
Announcing The Bezu. A 24-story condo tower to be constructed two blocks from Beach Drive in Downtown St Pete. Bezu will rise at 100 4th Ave N, replacing the now cancelled Brownstones of St Pete. 🏗👷😄