A new four-story, 272-unit apartment complex is slated to be developed on a vacant tract of land on U.S. 19 just south of Whitney Road.
An application filed with the Southwest Florida Water Management District shows that Lantower Largo HWY 19 Tampa LP, a company associated with a Dallas-based multifamily developer, plans to build the complex on the 8.4-acre property at 16485 U.S. Highway 19 in Largo.
The group bought the parcel for $6 million in late 2019, the St. Pete Catalyst previously reported. The property is zoned for general commercial use. At that time, the project for the site was not confirmed.
The name of the project is “Lantower Apartments.” The buyer shares a corporate address with Lantower Luxury Living, the property management division of Lantower Residential and with a portfolio of more than 7,500 apartments located in eight cities across Texas, Florida and North Carolina.
The property was formerly used as an RV and boat sales facility, but it is now vacant.
There will a swimming pool and possibly a dog park, Charlie Potter (who represents the developer and is with the Palm Harbor-based Avid Group) told Largo city officials in a previous meeting. The complex would be gated and have surface parking and detached garages for the residents.