The old St. Pete Police Department headquarters is now completely razed to make way for the new Orange Station at the Edge development.
The entire mixed-use development entails constructing five buildings that will create 103 residential units including workforce housing units, 50,000 square feet of office space, 21,400 square feet of commercial space and a 600-space parking garage for public and private use.
The demolition of the old St. Pete Police HQ at 1301 Central Ave. commenced in late October. Now with the building gone, the development team can move forward with construction.
The development team for the project is being led by Edge Central Development Partners, a joint venture group involving St. Petersburg-based J Square, Tampa-based DDA Development and Backstreets Capital, which announced the development’s milestone and that the sales for the residential units have officially launched this week.
The highlight of the mixed-use project is the 16-story tower with 61 condominiums dubbed The Residences at Orange Station;the development team also released new renderings this week.
The Residences at Orange Station will face Central Avenue and feature modern one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. The pricing for the units starts in the $700,000s.
The Residences at Orange Station’s units will range from 1,210 to 2,367 square feet and will feature industrial-style floor-to-ceiling windows, designer finish packages, and luxury appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Community amenities will include a ground-floor courtyard with a plunge pool and fire table. On the sixth floor, there will be workstations, a fitness center and wellness studio, and entertaining spaces including an expansive terrace with an alfresco kitchen.
The residential tower includes the Class A office space.
There will also be a 42-unit workforce apartment building called The WYE, which will be located off 1st Avenue North. All of the buildings will surround a public plaza and will be near a SunRunner bus rapid transit station.
The phased project is expected to be completed by 2024.
The sales office is led by Smith and Associates. Wendy Giffin with Cushman and Wakefield will manage the office leasing, and Michael Marini with SiteWorks Retail Real Estate will oversee retail leasing.
There’s an adjacent pad of land by Orange Station at the Edge where the development group was planning to build an office development; however, due to the shifts in the market, the development group said it may now become the site of a hotel.