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Live-work development Driftwood on Central plans groundbreaking

Margie Manning



Five of the homes at Driftwood on Central will have a commercial space or storefront along Central Avenue. (Credit: BSB Design)

Driftwood on Central, a live-work development in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood in the Grand Central District in St. Petersburg, has sold 40 percent of its units.

The project will feature 11 units, including five homes with a commercial space or a storefront along Central Avenue in one building. A second building will have six additional townhomes.

The development team includes St. Pete Development Company, headed by Julie Kessel, as well as Michael Kramer, an architect from BSB Design Inc. and Ben Gelston from Canopy Builders LLC. Nick Janovsky from Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s St. Petersburg office is marketing the project, at 2875 Central Ave.


Grand Central’s “unique walkability” has made the project highly desirable, Janovsky said.

“Everyone wants to walk up and down Central,” he said. “Everyone wants to live there without paying downtown St. Pete prices.”

The townhomes start at $487,000. Features include 9-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, plank tile flooring, subway tiles to the ceiling in the baths and gas cooking surfaces. 

A groundbreaking is expected in January, with the project likely to be completed in the summer of 2021, Janovsky said.

See more in the gallery below.

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Driftwood on Central at 2875 Central Ave. (Credit: BSB Design)


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