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!
Tuesday night, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards announced an ambitious campaign to bring Major League Soccer to St. Petersburg. In an electric presentation at The Birchwood in Downtown St. Pete, Edwards energized fans about the future of the team saying, “We are committed to expanding the world’s game right here in downtown St. Petersburg, and we feel strongly that joining Major League Soccer is the next logical step.”
In vying for an MLS franchise, Edwards also revealed an $80 million expansion project that would increase Al Lang Stadium’s capacity to around 18,000.
The bier boutique is COMING SOON to 465 7th Avenue North in Historic Uptown! 🍺😄 After five years in Key West, the Bier Boutique is moving to the Sunshine City and bringing with them draft beer 🍻, smoked meats 🍗, and their famous bison burgers 🍔! The Bier Boutique joins an already impressive lineup of retail offerings in Historic Uptown, such as FLATBREAD & BUTTER, Pete's General and The Studieaux. Opening to the public on MAY 20! 🙌☀️
The Dali Museum is EXPANDING❗ And we've got the renderings and site plans for what the expansion will look like (on StPeteRising.com!) 👀🤩 The $39M addition will include a new permanent exhibit, more event and education space, and a new public parking garage 👨🎨 The Dali is a local GEM and it's about to get even better! 💎 — Full story on StPeteRising.com
Pete's General is NOW OPEN at 495 7th Ave N in Historic Uptown! The owners only have one rule -- keep everything local. 🙌😁 This general store and market offers house-made bagels 🥯, organic produce 🍅, cookies and hand pies (from Katie’s Fine Cookies 🍪🥧), a flower bar (from Posies Flower Truck 🌼), and much more! We would love to see more walkable community markets like this nestled within St. Pete's many beautiful neighborhoods! ☀️