TAMPA, Florida – January 28, 2020 – The transformation of a Downtown St. Petersburg icon is complete.
Moss Construction is pleased to announce that it recently finalized The Related Group’s ICON Central project. Located at 855 Central Avenue, construction of the 368-unit luxury apartment complex included the total renovation of the 1926 Union Trust Bank building. Keeping with the historic feel of the bank, ICON Central has a contemporary federal architecture style that wraps around the building and added 15,000 square feet of retail space to the St. Petersburg landmark.
“We took a previously underserved site that housed the stunning and historic Union Trust Bank building and transformed it into the catalyst for the neighborhood’s transformation into a vibrant and walkable community,” said Jessica Melendez, Vice President of Development for The Related Group. “Not only are we seeing impressive leasing activity, but there is also significant interest in the retail space that we look forward to debuting soon.”
The 15-story luxury apartment complex has units ranging from 542 to 1,470 square feet, and also features 19,000 square feet of street-level retail.
“This project was not only about creating and delivering the luxury experience that the ICON brand is known for, but also preserving and incorporating St. Petersburg’s historical architecture,” said Moss Senior Vice President John Bowden. “We are proud to have been able to bring Moss’ years of industry experience to ICON Central, and we could not have done it without our great team, our subcontractors and suppliers.”
Moss (www.mosscm.com) is a national privately held construction firm providing innovative solutions resulting in award-winning projects. With regional offices across the United States, Moss focuses on construction management, design-build and public-private partnerships. The company’s diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors, including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, K-12 and higher education, justice and solar energy. Moss is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 100 general contractors. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work.
About The Related Group:
Established in 1979, The Related Group is Florida’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and one of the country’s largest real estate conglomerates. Since its inception, the privately held company has built, rehabilitated and managed over 100,000 condominium, rental and commercial units. The firm is one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States with a development portfolio in excess of $40 billion in 40 years.
The Related Group has earned international status for its visionary designs and development of luxury condominiums, market-rate rentals, mixed-use centers and affordable properties – often in emerging neighborhoods that impact the lives of all demographics. The Related Group has redefined real estate by diversifying both its products and buyers, expanding internationally while also sponsoring public art installations that enhance cities’ global culture and streetscapes.
TIME Magazine named Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, Jorge Pérez, one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Currently, The Related Group has over 70 projects in varying phases of development.