The St. Pete Community Redevelopment Agency recently approved a $1.65 million project that would bring new market-rate apartments to downtown.
Earlier this month, the CRA unanimously approved a 12-unit multi-family building at the southwest corner of 3rd Ave. South and 7th Street, which is currently a vacant site.
The project would be developed by Brad Campbell, president of Campbell Custom Development in Tampa. He purchased the property within the Intown West Redevelopment Area, which promotes development near the Tropicana Field Stadium, last year.
“This is exactly what you want with infill development. It’s not tearing down anything historic, and it’s contributing to the neighborhood. This lot has been vacant for far too long, and I’m excited about the development,” St. Pete City Councilman Robert Blackmon said.
The ground floor of the building will consist of two entry lobbies and four residential units. The second and third floors will have four dwelling units per floor. Pedestrian access to the building will be from the public sidewalk along 3rd Avenue South, according to city documents.
Parking is typically an issue to address with new construction in St. Pete. However, no parking is required for the proposed project since the dwelling units are less than 750 square feet in area.
Construction will begin this year; the aim is to complete the project in 2022.
The proposed architecture of the building would be designed by Safety Harbor-based BSB Design. The exterior of the building will be finished with brick along the ground floor, and stucco on the upper two floors.
Campbell is also developing a 25-unit apartment complex at 357 5th Street South.