Ground Breaking & Breaking Ground: The Burg Expands

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Throughout the Spring and into Summer, we've been reporting on the multitude of construction projects prepping to break ground in the Burg. With so much activity surging through the news and business wires we at I Love The Burg wanted to lend a hand in providing you with simple composite of the new buildings set to join the Sunshine City's skyline. 

American Land Ventures

*Rendering via TBBJ

American Land Ventures and Tampa-based contractor DPR are working on a 357 unit, 15-story luxury apartment building. The complex will be located at 330 3rd St. S. and cover just over 2.5 acres. 


*Rendering via Bliss Over Beach Drive

*Floor plan via Smith & Associates

Bliss over Beach Drive is a luxury development sure to inflate the profile of St. Pete. The condominium tower's tagline reads, "30 unit, 0 neighbors, 100% exclusive." Units will feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with 2,140 square feet of living space. The tower will also feature an outdoor kitchen and fitness center on the 19th floor. Scheduled completion is roughly 2 years away. Bliss will be located behind the Birchwood. Units will start on the 5th floor, above a 4-story parking garage. Bliss will also offer residents a rooftop sky lounge with a waterfront view. To add to the luxury each unit will offer private elevator foyers. Smith & Associates Real Estate is handling sales for the development.

The Arlington

*Rendering via The Arlington

More promises of premiere property light up the downtown scene in St. Pete. The Arlington is an urban contemporary community. It will offer 34 townhomes with sizes ranging from 1,700 and 2,100 square feet.

The townhouse will be located at 8th St. N. and Arlington Ave N. Each unit will be 3 floors with a top floor patio/terrace sure to offer an exquisite view of our St. Pete sunsets. The units will run for approx. $290k each. From more info you can visit their website.

The Station House

*Rendering via TBBJ

The 103-year-old building in the heart of St. Pete's downtown area will be turned into a multi-use development. The Station House stands at 5-stories with 30,000 square feet of space. It will include a restaurant on the bottom floor, a 3,500 square-foot condo with a 2,000 square-foot terrace on top and approx. Steve Gianfillipo and Gries Investment Funds paid roughly $3 million for the property formerly used by Cafe Alma.14 boutique hotel rooms, retail and work places will fill out the rest of the building.

NRP Group Project

*Rendering via NRP Group

The Times Publishing Co. sold off a 4th St. parking lot to the NRP Development Group. NRP plans to turn the 2-acre lot into a luxury apartment complex. They also plan to build a parking garage that will include spaces set aside for use by Times employees. 2 years ago the Times sold NRP another property for $6 million. Located at 430 3rd Ave S, NRP plans to build a 4-story residential complex called Beacon 430. 

The Hermitage

The Hermitage is an 8-story, 348 unit luxury apartment complex that will encapsulate an entire city block. The complex will be within walking distance of USFSP and nearby medical campuses. The lobby will host a gallery of curated art. This inclination toward creativity will permeate the entire bulding. Art will be on display throughout the hallways and even in a private meeting room with waterfront views of the bay on the roof. The complex is owned by the Allen Morris Company.

Edwards-Kolter Group

*Photo via Google Maps

The Edwards Group and The Kolter Group LLC announced development plans for a key St. Pete block bordered by Central Ave and 1st Ave. N., and 1st and 2nd Streets. 

Plans call for a mixed use project, including a residential condominium, hotel, retail and parking. Kolter will close on the acquisition of the block from an Edwards Group affiliate next month and will develop the two-tower complex. The project is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2015 and be completed by the end of 2017. 

Rowland Place

*Rendering via JMC Communities

The JMC Communities promises to build an enduring lifestyle in the Burg. Rowland Place will feature 17 condominiums. The complex will be 6-stories high and reside along 4th Ave. and Beach Dr., neighboring fellow luxury complex Bliss. 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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