New apartment building planned for St. Petersburg’s growing Edge District

A South Florida company has started work on a 218-unit apartment building in St. Petersburg’s increasingly vibrant Edge District. The five-story Bainbridge 930 Central Flats on Central Avenue will have studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments renting for about $1,160 to $2,500 a month. They will be in the heart of a once-tired area on the fringe of downtown that is…

Home sales in Tampa Bay have sizzled over the summer

The slow summer selling season has been anything but as Tampa Bay home sales shot up 30.2 percent in July. Year-over-year sales of single family homes showed the biggest gain in Hernando County, up 40.5 percent, followed by Pasco (34 percent) Pinellas (27 percent) and Hillsborough (24.9 percent.) All four counties did even better than Florida as whole, which posted…

New York style brownstones planned for downtown St. Petersburg

Five high-end, New York-style brownstones are now planned for the downtown St. Petersburg site where a 16-story luxury condo tower once was proposed. Frank Menna, who owns the vacant lot on First Street N and Fourth Avenue, said Wednesday that the new project is a joint venture with hotel and restaurant owner Steve Gianfilippo. “I had the high-rise thing going…