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 has experienced an overabundance of construction over the past three months. It's nearly impossible to walk through downtown and not run into a construction site. For starters, the demolition of the "cheese grater" building at 400 Central Ave begun. In the EDGE District, The District on 9th townhouses were announced and the site of Bainbridge 930 Central Flats started to undergo site preparation in anticipation for new apartments and retail. Also, The Chihuly Collection completed their move from Beach Drive to 720 Central Ave. We cannot wait for these projects to be complete, but for now we hope you enjoy this quarter's photo update!
From the green benches of "God's Waiting Room" to the green and gold of the USF Bulls, USF St.Petersburg (USFSP) seems poised to expand it's role on downtown. Over the past few years there has been a lot of change on the small bay front campus including the addition of on-campus housing, a newly constructed student center, and the creation of new campus green space.
But don't expect the projects to stop there. If newly hired Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska has her way USFSP could double its enrollment to 10,000 students by 2024.
Amigos Tortilla Bar will join the 600 block of Downtown St. Pete later this year. Who’s ready for some tacos, nachos, and margaritas?! 🌮🍹😍 #StPeteRising
Pacific Counter is coming to 660 Central Ave this summer! 👌😍 They’ll be serving up poke and sushi burritos (the latter of which will be made by a robot imported from Japan). Choose from 10 signature combos in your choice of burrito or bowl. You can also create your own by choosing from a variety of bases, proteins, toppings and house-made sauces. 🌯 🍣 😂
Craft Kafe is finally OPEN at 200 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete! They specialize in 100% gluten-free food and incredible coffee ☕😋 Enjoy salads, sandwiches, omelets, and assorted baked goods. Hours are 6:30am to 7pm. #StPeteRising