Plans have been revealed for a 15-story, mixed-use complex that would be built on the corner of 8th Street and 4th Avenue South.
The proposed $65.4 million development – dubbed the Tuxedo Court – will house 260 residential units and 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant space. The site at 720 Charles Court South is bordered by Tropicana Field to the west and downtown St. Pete to the east.
There are currently 10 residences on the 1.15-acre property that are slated to be demolished.
The site plans for the tower were filed by Tuxedo Court LLC, which is linked to White/Peterman Properties Inc. The architect on record is Kansas-based LK Architecture and Engineering.
An 11-story, u-shaped tower will be built on top of a five-story parking garage. The parking garage will be accessible from Charles Court South and Grey Eagle Court South.
The breakdown of the floors, according to the filed plans:
- The first floor will be for vehicular access and bicycle parking.
- The second floor, which is the ground floor, will have a residential lobby, commercial, five residential units. The residential units on the ground floor will have a private courtyard with direct access to 4th Avenue South. Each unit will either have a balcony or a patio.
- The third and fourth floors will have residential units and parking.
- The fifth floor will have 20 units, a fitness center and an outdoor pool.
- The sixth level will have 20 units, an outdoor dog walking area and a roof deck.
- The seventh through the 14th floors will have 20 units.
- The 15th floor will have 19 residential units and a club room.
The units will have one- and two-bedroom apartments and lofts in various layouts. The smallest one-bedroom units start around 515-563 square feet, while the larger one-bedroom options will be between 647-997 square feet. There will be large two-bedroom lofts that will total 1,472 square feet.
The complex will also offer 475 bicycle parking spaces.
The maximum height of the building will be 200 feet, which means it must go before the St. Pete Development Review Commission. The commission will review the project next week.
The developers indicated they have reached out to nearby neighborhood associations about the project and have yet to receive any negative feedback.