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.
Chai Mixology, boba tea and poke bowls, is NOW OPEN at 1106 Central Avenue (formerly Milagros Soap Company) in the EDGE District! 🍵🍣😄 Cool off from the Florida heat with boba tea! Options include tapioca boba, popping boba, or jelly, and a selection of 15 different flavors. 🙌😋 Ask for sugar-free or vegan boba! And for poke, protein options are salmon (regular or spicy), ahi tuna (regular or spicy), or chicken. If you're in the area, check them out! Hours are 11am-6pm 🥳☀️
Art Fusion Galleries, a contemporary art gallery, is NOW OPEN at 106 Central Avenue, in the building that also houses The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. 🎨👨🎨 The goal of the gallery is to provide opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists from around the globe to exhibit, promote, and enter the discerning art market. 😊🖌️ Art Fusion Galleries has one other outpost in Miami's Wynwood District. 😎☀️ 📸: Lindsey Porter's Picture St. Pete
Icon Central is NOW OPEN at 855 Central Avenue in Downtown St Pete! 🙌😁 Move-ins began a few weeks ago at St. Petersburg's newest luxury apartment community, featuring 368 units across 15 floors. 🏢🤩 The building is currently over 15% leased and will continue to fill up over the next 18 months.
Amenities include an expansive ground-floor pool deck, indoor fitness center, an eighth level rooftop terrace, and more. 🏊♂️🏋️♂️🍻 The project also has over 38,000 square feet of ground retail space, however no tenants have been announced yet. We'll be sure to let you know who's moving in once we find out! 😉