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New 19-story apartment tower proposed for downtown St. Pete

Veronica Brezina



The site at 1641 and 1659 1st Ave. North in downtown St. Pete. GoogleMaps.

St. Pete-based HP Capital Group and Chicago-based Tandem Partners are planning to build a 19-story residential building at 1641 and 1659 1st Ave. North in downtown St. Pete.

HP Capital Group is also the group developing the 18-story Reflection condominium tower near Mirror Lake. 

The 19-story building will be near the Vantage St. Pete apartments and will have 224 apartments and a parking garage with a total of 256 parking spaces. The residential units will be built on top of the four-story garage. There will also be a rooftop pool, according to a description from Tandem Partners.  

The city’s planning and development services department has not yet received a formal application for the development, according to city staff. However, Tandem stated the team is currently working hard on plans and intends to submit for a permit in the second half of 2022.  

Currently, there are five buildings on the property including two-story apartment buildings, which would be demolished.

The property is zoned Downtown Center-2 (DC-2). The zoning allows for a base height of 125 feet and a maximum of 200 feet. 

Construction is expected to begin in early 2023 with completion in late 2024, according to Tandem’s website. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details. 

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    January 13, 2022at4:21 pm

    Going to ruin the charm the area has

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    James R Carlock

    January 13, 2022at7:50 pm

    Something that tall does not belong in the area.

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    Doreen C Moulton

    January 14, 2022at7:55 am

    There are far to many tall buildings already. More condos is over populating our beautiful city

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    January 15, 2022at3:47 am

    Apparently I’m not the only one who does not have an appreciation of what’s happening to downtown St. Petersburg.

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