Moffitt Cancer Center’s $300 million campus could soon move forward with development in St. Pete. The institution was selected by former St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman to develop 4.5 acres of the 800 Block of 2nd Avenue South. The proposal from TPA group will be presented at a CBAC meeting on May 17. The project must finally be approved by St. Pete City Counci
Plans call for a 75,000-square-foot outpatient cancer care facility in addition to a mixed-use multi-family residential tower with workforce housing, ground floor retail, and a public-access parking garage.
Moffitt Cancer Center development could include 14-story hotel
The residential tower will be 30-stories tall, and feature 350-units, which will include a workforce housing component and at least 10% of ground-floor retail. There’s alas potential for a 14-story hotel development.
There will be workforce housing as well for those making 80%-120% of the median household income, which is approximately $46,000.
The project will also add 300 free parking spaces to the downtown area that will be available to the public on nights and weekends.
Said then Mayor Kriseman, “Having a Moffitt Cancer Center facility in the heart of our downtown, near both our Innovation District and the Tropicana Field site, is a homerun for St. Petersburg. We are a healthier city when residents in need of quality outpatient care can focus on beating cancer and not the traffic. I am especially pleased that this proposal includes a much-needed residential tower with workforce units and a public parking garage in a part of St. Pete primed for even more growth.”
This could bring 200 new jobs to St. Petersburg over 5 years. The Moffitt Cancer Center will allow 8,000 St. Petersburg residents each year to stay in St. Petersburg for Moffitt services, resulting in 36,000 annual visits and the elimination of 75,000 hours of travel time.
Bringing hundreds of jobs to St. Petersburg
“Moffitt Cancer Center is working diligently every day to save more lives. In order to do that, we must reach more patients. We want to bring the best cancer care closer to the residents of Pinellas County,” said Dr. Patrick Hwu, president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to better serve more Floridians with a new outpatient center in downtown St. Petersburg.”
You can learn about the Moffitt mission on its website.
As Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of only 30 leading cancer centers in the U.S. participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Moffitt is at the very forefront of cancer centers worldwide in pioneering advances like CAR T-cell therapy.
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