With the latest approval completed and a demolition permit in process, mixed-use project in EDGE District moves ahead this summer.
St. Petersburg, FL (May 20, 2021) – Orange Station at the Edge, a new mixed-use project on the site of the old St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters on Central Avenue, has completed its latest round of approvals and developers are preparing the site for demolition this summer.
“Central Avenue has an energy all its own, and we look forward to getting this project started. The development’s name is a nod to the site’s history, as the City’s first train depot bringing the first St. Pete settlers to what is now the EDGE District, one of the most vibrant areas of one of Florida’s coolest cities,” said Jay Miller of Edge Central Development Partners, the partnership group developing the project.
The completion of the site preparation and demolition phase will pave the way for new construction to commence in the first quarter of 2022. Orange Station will feature:
- 50,000 SF of Class A office,
- 130,000 SF of residential (61 for-sale condos, 42 workforce apartments),
- 14,000 SF of retail street-front retail (along Central Ave and 1st Ave N),
- and a 600-space parking garage (including 400 public spaces).
The Orange Station condo sales office, led by Smith & Associates, is expected to open thissummerwithcontractsopeningupinthefall. Theremainingpadiscurrentlybeing marketed and will also be developed, possibly as either a free-standing office building or hotel.
Cushman Wakefield is leading office leasing for Orange Station. Cushman Wakefield project lead Wendy Giffin said: “The development’s composition is thoughtful in taking into account current commercial and residential demand in the area while giving the
project flexibility to adapt to future needs. We’re already fielding lots of inquiries – people are excited about this area.”
Site preparation and demolition will begin this summer, with the project completion expected in 2023.
Edge Central Partners is a joint venture comprised of local companies:
• J Square Developers, based in St. Petersburg, has developed a number of area residential and retail projects, including the Trader Joe’s on Fourth Street N;
• Tampa-based DDA Development, led by Bowen Arnold and John Schilling, has developed such St. Petersburg projects as downtown’s Salvador condominium and Campbell Landings, a senior apartment living complex;
• Craig Sher and Will Conroy of St. Petersburg-based Backstreets Capital, LLC are longtime St. Petersburg civic leaders and investors.
Project architect Tim Clemmons of St. Petersburg-based The PLACE Architecture, office leasing specialist Wendy Giffin of Cushman Wakefield, condo sales lead David Moyer of Smith & Associates and Siteworks Commercial Real Estate, an affiliate of J Square, handling retail leasing complete the project team.
For more information visit: www.orangestationstpete.com.
Orange Station will encircle a new public plaza with outdoor cafes, and appropriately, will serve as one of the stations for the new Sunrunner rapid transit line connecting downtownwithSt.PeteBeach. Theprojectwillalsobehometoapublicarttributeto “The Courageous 12,” the 12 Black St. Petersburg police officers who successfully sued the city in the 1960s to gain the same rights as their white counterparts.