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Former mobile home park in Clearwater to become site of new apartment complex

Veronica Brezina

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A rendering of the poolside at Aventon Clearwater. The photo was provided by Aventon.

Well-known multifamily developer Aventon Companies has closed on a 22-acre property, formerly a mobile home park, to build a large apartment complex.  

North Carolina-based Aventon Companies, which has projects throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, purchased the property 24479 U.S. Highway 19 N. in a $15.56 million deal from Southern Comfort Park Inc. on Sept. 21, according to Pinellas County records. 

Construction has already started on the new apartment complex dubbed Aventon Clearwater. 

The complex will have 10 garden-style buildings. The units have one to three bedrooms and range from 752 square feet to 1,488 square feet. 

A rendering of the 10 buildings for Aventon Clearwater. Aventon Companies.

There will be over 8,000 square feet of covered amenity space that includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, coffee bar and pet spa, resort-style pool, a hammock garden, outdoor kitchen, walking trails and a dog park.

Due to the spike of the work-from-home era, the complex will also have on-site offices and communication spaces “along with automated package delivery,” according to the description. 

Aventon Clearwater is being developed through a joint venture with Maryland-based private equity firm FCP. Aventon Clearwater also took out a $59.1 million mortgage from Wells Fargo Bank National Association for the land purchase, according to county records. 

A rendering of Aventon Clearwater. Image is from the Aventon Companies.

Orlando-based Scott + Cormia Architects are leading the design of the buildings while the interiors will be finalized by Winter Park-based Beasley & Henley Interior Design. 

The project will be completed in the summer of 2023. 

Aventon Companies has multiple apartment complexes in Central Florida and is planning to develop an apartment complex in Tampa, according to its portfolio. 

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14 Comments

14 Comments

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    Linda

    September 28, 2021at7:41 am

    What happens to the mobile home residents? I was part of a land change over once and I had 60 days to vacant my home. I sure hope that didn’t happen to these people.

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    Kristina

    September 28, 2021at9:03 am

    Yea. They never talk about the people who have to uproot their lives

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    Darrell L Marks

    September 28, 2021at10:54 am

    Those people get screwed just like the people did downtown at the low-income and handicapped apartments that were on Myrtle and are now high-priced apartments they kicked everybody out

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    Petra Tejamanil

    September 28, 2021at2:55 pm

    What happened to all the peoples money spent to BUY their mobile homes were these people at least refunded for their
    MONEY!

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    Christopher Moore

    September 28, 2021at2:59 pm

    Thats what Clearwater needs,more expensive housing that pushes the lower & middle class aside.

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    Sandy Holloway

    September 28, 2021at4:04 pm

    Devastating to these residents being cast aside. Is there no end? Our paradise is fast disappearing. More concrete boxes and asphalt
    as we choke on the fumes from our roadways clogged with more humanity than we can handle.

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    JEFF CLARK

    September 28, 2021at5:58 pm

    The mobile home park was abandoned some time ago, due to inadequate water and sewer. No one was evicted just to make way for new apartments.

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    Holly

    September 29, 2021at12:36 am

    Remember that when you go to vote for mayor.

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    Marty Cara

    September 29, 2021at6:08 am

    What about MAKING AFFORDABLE HOUSING for the local residents being priced out of their hometown???? I am born and raised here, but after retiring from the military and wanting to come back home to live…sadly, I find it is not affordable anymore. What the heck happened to St Pete? Greed for high property taxes for pet projects taking priority over keeping conditions livable for locals who service the tourist industry. For shame.

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    Rich Bruklis

    September 29, 2021at6:37 am

    That property was abandoned at least a year ago. It’s just a bunch of concert slabs sitting idol

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    Virginia

    September 29, 2021at9:01 am

    Yes, I am one of the residents, who has lived at The Indigo Apts,(formerly Prospect Towers, on the corner of South Myrtle and Chestnut St. in Clearwater. I have lived here since 2011.
    I am still here. I have seen 4 Managers come and go.
    They would do some minor things to upgrade the building to up the price to sell the building to the next millionaire.

    The management here, have worked well to upgrade nicely. Exercise room, a lounge room, painting the building, and refurbishing the apartments.

    What really made me angry was they fired all of the former staff ( in one day, ) including manager.
    They rose the rents up $200 for the occupants, so that the elderly could not afford it. There were many of them on Housing Vouchers. Those companies went belly-up, they stopped those vouchers for them.
    It was very heart-breaking to see so many of them leave on such short notice.
    I had friends who left.
    Some of them had to wait until another apartment became available in other places that took people who were struggling with Social Security, during the pandemic last year, and immediately after this year.

    I am one of them who is blessed to be able to stay. The cost of living is going up, while the value of human beings is going down.

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    Elaine Remillard-Bridges

    October 2, 2021at9:43 pm

    The mobile home park was closed down because of sewerage issues and deemed not habitable for anyone. Especially the less fortunate who were STILL living there.
    The were all forced to move from the site.
    I wonder if any remediation was performed at the site?
    Or, will they just build over the cesspool?

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    Sue

    October 3, 2021at8:40 am

    The mobile home park closed years ago because of water and sewer issues.

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    Susan’s

    October 7, 2021at8:39 pm

    All the abandoned Strip malls; business budgets 600 to 800 sq ft 1 BR. perfect conversions. SOOO MANY NEW DEVELOPMENT BUT NONE ALLOCATED TO LOW INCONE. I’m 67. Lost house egregiously inevil malicious divorce. At 67, stay at home mom. Out of work 26 years. Dual state marriage. AWFUL. bigggest problem there is absolutely no where to go. No alimony despite ordered 2014 to date. So allocate a percentage, open voucher system. No section 8. No waiting lists. Nothing. Pray for the lower class, veterans and elders and mothers with young children. Middle class disappearing. I read an awful lot of complaints it does not appear to have been abandoned. Why aren’t there stronger protections at least time frames. How about tiny houses put up on scrappy lots. Ok my rant is done 😩😔🥂

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