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Vacant land on U.S. 19 is slated to become apartment complex

Veronica Brezina



The site for the Lantower Apartments. SWFWMD.

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. 

The site of where the Lantower Apartments will be. SWFWMD.

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. 

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    Tim Armstrong

    September 18, 2021at3:37 pm

    The site map pictured doesn’t match the location described in the article.

    • Veronica Brezina

      Veronica Brezina

      September 18, 2021at5:35 pm

      Hi Tim, this was the image from the city associated with the item. We have replaced the image with another of the site location.

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    Jeff C.

    September 19, 2021at2:09 pm

    Great. That’s all we need is more traffic in that area. It’s going to negatively affect the lives of everyone who lives off of Whitney and in the surrounding neighborhoods. For the love of God, STOP building these apartments on every damn corner. Pinellas County needs to put a stop to this.

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    Debbie Sarcone

    September 19, 2021at5:25 pm

    We don’t need more luxury apartments. We need housing that is affordable for the everyday, working class residents who can’t afford $1600 rents on service industry wages. Every tourist wants impeccable service but not going to happen until those workers have a place to live that’s decent. Let’s focus for a change on workforce housing for the regular Joe (and Jane).

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