Onyx Club demolished, 24-story tower to rise in its place

Remains of a demolished building in downtown St. Pete
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After years of speculation, the Onyx Club has officially been demolished. The process began in early December 2019. The club, located at the corner of 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue South, closed several years ago, and has sat vacant since 2015. Many residents wondered what the future held for the space.

It sits in a high traffic area, adjacent to the bustling downtown Publix plaza and Red Mesa Cantina Restaurant and Rooftop Bar.

Hundreds of new residential units

The tower could feature more than 200 apartment units, in addition to ample commercial space, according to a report by ABC Action News. City Officials hope to further activate the area and meet a surging demand for residential units.

Plans have not been finalized for the concept, and a construction timeline is still TBA.

Are you glad to see more apartment units arriving in the Burg? Let us know in the comments.

Attend city planning meetings 

If you’d like to have a say in what happens in the Sunshine City, I encourage you to browse the City Government’s meetings, boards, and agendas breakdown. Make your voice heard, or attend a meeting to better inform yourself about upcoming developments in the ‘Burg.

Need more exciting development news? The Hall on Franklin, a popular food hall in Tampa, is set to open a similar concept in the EDGE District in 2020.

Additionally, the developers behind Tampa’s Armature Works Food Hall are taking over Locale Market and FarmTable Cucina’s space at Sundial St. Pete. Construction will begin in the new year.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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