Apartment Complex Coming to St. Pete’s Skyway District
By ANNE LINDBERG, TB Reporter
The complex is part of a mixed-use development planned for nine acres formerly slated to be a Home Depot.
ST. PETERSBURG – A development company is planning to build a 300-unit apartment complex with retail space on acreage formerly slated to be a Home Depot.
The 9-acre site, in the Skyway Marina District, was sold for $4.2 million to Skyway Marina, LLC on Feb. 14, according to Pinellas County property appraiser records. Skyway plans to break ground on the mixed use development before the end of the year, according to Commercial Partners Realty, which brokered the sale. The property, U.S. 19 at 30th Avenue S, was previously owned by Home Depot, which bought the land in 2007 for $6.5 million, county property records show. Commercial Partners said Home Depot shelved plans for a new retail location when the recession hit.
The Skyway Marina District has been the focus recently of revitalization efforts by the city of St. Petersburg. In April 2013, more than 240 residents and business owners came together to develop a future vision for the area along 34th Street S, between 30th and 54th avenues. The area is about five minutes from St. Pete Beach and downtown St. Petersburg, It is home to the Maximo Marina and to both Eckerd College and the Allstate Center at St. Petersburg Community College.After an eight-month planning process, an identity and plan were created. The Skyway Marina District was adopted as the name of the area and a logo was unveiled in October 2013.
Recently, Commercial Partners Realty said, several new businesses have moved into the area. Among those are the Skyway Diner and St. Petersburg Kidney Care South.
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