A well-respected developer from Michigan has unveiled plans to build an 11-story apartment tower just outside of Downtown St. Pete’s trendy EDGE District. DevMar Development is in the process of assembling 1.9 acres of land located at the corner of 16th Street and 1st Avenue North. With the exception of a small car wash, a majority of the land has been sitting vacant for over a decade.
The mixed-use building, dubbed First North Lofts, is a collaboration between Mark DeMaria, CEO of DevMar Development, Jonathan Daou, a local real estate investor, the project’s architects, and local consultants. DeMaria brings over 20 years of multi-family development expertise and Daou contributes his retail experience into this collaborative tailor-made project specifically designed for St. Pete.
The development will be perfectly flanked by two of St. Pete’s most desirable neighborhoods — the EDGE District and the Grand Central District. In either direction, residents will be steps away from hundreds of restaurants, bars, art galleries, and coffee shops.
However, if residents are so inclined, they wouldn’t really have to leave the property. First North Lofts, which DeMaria describes as “an urban resort at an affordable cost”, will provide a wealth of attractive amenities.
🛴💨 SCOOTERS IN ST PETE 🛴💨 Yesterday, City Council approved an ordinance that would allow scooter companies to participate in a one-year pilot program in St Pete. 😁🎉 Although scooters could hit the streets by late winter, the there will be quite a few stipulations: .
⚠️ Scooters will be banned from sidewalks and along the waterfront trail
⚠️ Scooters can be ridden within a bike lane, if there is one, on roads with speed limits of 30 miles per hour and under
⚠️ Speeds capped at 15 miles per hour
⚠️ The scooters must be parked within designated corrals across the city
The renovations to Avid Brew Company are COMPLETE! 🍺🥳 Although the brewery has been open for over a year now at 1745 1st Ave S, renovations to the front of the building are officially done. 😁 In addition to serving fantastic beer, Avid also sells homebrewing and growing supplies in a retail store attached to the expanded tasting room. Cheers! 🍻
Delmar 745, a 65-unit affordable housing community, has TOPPED OUT❗️🥳 Located in Downtown St Pete at 745 Delmar Terrace South, the 12-story building will include a fitness studio, secure covered bike locking stations, lighted walkways, a clubhouse, library and computer room with free WiFi, clothes care facilities, and a children’s alcove. 🚴♂️🏋️♀️📚 The project is expected to wrap up in Spring 2020. ☀️