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Building a Skyline
Downtown will be covered with projects as developers scramble to create a piece of the city's evolving identity.
St. Petersburg Times
By SHARON L. BOND, Times Staff Writer
Originally published April 17, 2005
ST. PETERSBURG - ...Downtown St. Petersburg is getting a skyline.
"Where it becomes important ... is that it can be a signature," said Bob Jeffrey, the city's manager of urban design and historic preservation. It is a means of identity, he said.
"When they show the skylines of New York or San Francisco, we all know them," Jeffrey said.
Below are some major components of that personality, including the larger projects of new downtown construction.
- VINOY PLACE
555 Fifth Ave.
Developer: Southeast Companies in St. Petersburg. Four towers, each 158 feet tall, located near the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort hotel and overlooking Tampa Bay. The towers have 92 luxury condominiums. Fronting the towers on Fifth Avenue are 10 city homes.
- 400 BEACH DRIVE
The 400 block of Beach Drive NE.
Status: Completed; units on sale.
Developer: Opus South Corp. in Tampa. A 316-foot tower will dominate this mixed-use complex that will have 91 units, most in the tower but some in the lower level buildings that surround it.
- PARKSHORE PLAZA
The 300 block of Beach Drive NE.
Status: Completed; 20+ units for sale.
Developer: Opus South Corp. The tower will rise 355 feet and have 20 stories and 119 units. Like 400 Beach Drive, Parkshore will be surrounded by lower buildings with retail at street level.
- THE CLOISTERS
288 Beach Drive NE.
Developers: Bob Strickland, Bob Ulrich, Jack Bowman and Randy Wedding, all of St. Petersburg. A single tower with street level retail shops, the Cloisters rises 189 feet in 14 floors with 32 units. This was the first of the Beach Drive luxury condominium buildings.
- AVIRAM-SEMBLER building
North half of the 100 block of Beach Drive NE.
Status: Early planning stage.
Developer: Sembler Co. and local developer Jimmy Aviram. The building will have less than 100 luxury units. Its height is undecided, but developers said they would build as high as the Federal Aviation Administration allows in the area, which is approximately 300 feet.
- THE FLORENCIA
South half of the 100 block of Beach Drive NE.
Developer: JMC Communities of St. Petersburg. This was the second Beach Drive tower to open. It is 21 stories with 50 units and 210 feet high.
- THE SIGNATURE
100 First Ave. S.
Status: Completed reduced by 25%.
Developer: Gulf Atlantic Real Estate Corp. of Tampa. The design for this thin, tall glass and concrete building is by internationally known PerkinsWill of Chicago. The tower will rise 366 feet in the air but is angled on its lot and designed to preserve views for nearby condo towers. The tower will be part of a complex that replaces Bayview Tower, the former Veterans' Administration building.
- THE MADISON
Two city blocks bounded by First and Third streets S and Fourth Avenue and Delmar Terrace.
Developer: Zom Development Inc of Orlando. Built as luxury apartments, the Madison converted its 277 units to condominiums in the past two years. They filled in an area of the downtown and pulled condominium development south.
- MCNULTY LOFTS
101 Second St. S.
Developer: Echelon Development Co. Five stories of lofts are being built atop an existing seven-story garage. When the garage was built, it contained a foundation for the additional floors. The project sold out quickly, and resales are under way. It contains 85 units and is 165 feet high, including the garage. In September, residents will begin moving in.
- TROPICANA BLOCK
Bounded by First and Second streets N and Central and First avenues.
Status: Planning stage.
Developer: Partnership of Jimmy Aviram and Miami builder Tibor Hollo. A mixed-use complex that would have two towers, one of them reaching 435 feet into the air with 200 to 250 condominiums, the other with retail space and a hotel with 150 to 250 rooms.
- PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA complex
A site bounded by First Avenues N and Sunshine Lane and Second and Third streets.
Developers: Progress Energy Florida, Carter & Associates of Atlanta and the Kessler Group of Orlando. This project involves an office tower for Progress Energy Florida that will be 14 stories and 233 feet tall. On top of the building will be a 40-foot ornamental spire. Also in the complex will be a 27-story tower for a four-star Kessler Collection Grand Bohemian Hotel, condominiums and parking.
- LOFTS AT WILLIAMS PARK
139 Third St. N.
Status: Cancelled replaced by new home of American Stage theatre opening May 1,2009.
- BAYWAY LOFTS
Third Avenue N between Second and Third streets.
Status: Planning stage ON HOLD
- Developer: Grady Pridgen. Pridgen announced this project in 2003 but has redesigned it to lower its height and add more units. Plans call for a 29-story tower that will have 350 units and rise 371 feet high.
- FOURTH STREET LOFTS
Fourth Street N between Third and Fourth avenues.
Status: Planning stage.
Developer: Grady Pridgen. This is a smaller project than many of the downtown buildings. Plans call for 30 units in 12 stories. While 10 feet per story often is used as a measure of building height, this building will be taller because the lofts will have 21-foot ceilings.
- W PLAZA
226 to 236 Fifth Ave. N.
Status: Completed: Resales and rentals.
Developer: Walker Whitney construction company. One tower with 45 units and 168 feet high.
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