Construction progress can be seen across St. Petersburg in the form of cranes dotting the skyline.
Projects ranging from luxury condominiums to long-anticipated food halls and innovation centers have recently hit construction milestones. Many of the projects are springing up in downtown, the Edge district or the Innovation district and filling in underutilized parcels.
Some highlights include The Residences at 400 Central beginning vertical construction following an extensive concrete pour in May. The 46-story tower is filling an entire block in downtown.
The foundation had more than 2 million pounds of concrete poured over a 24-hour period. It was the “largest-ever continuous pour of concrete for a non-government project in the city’s history,” according to developer Red Apple Real Estate.
In August, Kolter Urban completed Saltaire, the 35-story luxury condominium at 300 First St. S, under construction since 2020. The tower stands at 408 feet tall and has 192 condominiums. It also includes 8,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Notably, the project sold out ahead of schedule and 18 months before the tower’s completion.
Art House St. Petersburg, another of Kolter’s St. Pete projects, also reached a construction milestone this summer. General contractor Coastal Construction finished the foundation pour in July for the 42-story tower at 235 First Ave. S.
A few blocks away, the historic Cordova Inn entered its new chapter in April. New Hotel Collection, owner of the Cordova Inn, and Reno Boyd Building Co., general contractor for the project, broke ground on an expansion to the hotel that will add 65 rooms.
See the gallery above for aerials taken in September that include the following: