23-story condo building, The Nolen, proposed for downtown St. Pete

The latest high-rise condominium project planned for downtown St. Pete is a 23-story tower named The Nolen.

The Nolen will be located just one block off of Beach Drive at 126 4th Avenue Northeast and is being developed by Bowen Arnold and John Schilling at DDA Development and Backstreets Capital. The luxury condominium building is expected to have 31 units and will be 288 feet tall.

Like Bliss, an 18-story condominium building developed on the same block in 2017, the Nolen will have a maximum of two units per floor with private elevator lobbies and just one shared wall per unit.

The base of The Nolen will feature a three-story parking structure along with a residential lobby and 1,260 square feet of ground-floor retail space. In total there will be 63 parking spaces and 33 long-term bicycle spaces in the building. Ingress and egress of the parking garage will be off of Rowland Court.

The fourth floor will have an amenity and pool deck. Floors 5 through 16 will contain two 2,150 square foot residential units each while floors 17 through 23 will each have one 3,400 square foot unit.

Given the height of the building, the upper floors will enjoy unobstructed views of Tampa Bay.  

Currently, the site is home to the Bay Gables house, a 1910-built Vernacular home that features both Colonial and Queen Anne architectural elements. It is operated as the Watergarden Inn at the Bay, a bed & breakfast, and was designated a historic structure in 1994. The building will be moved by the current owners before DDA Development purchases the land. The sale of the land is expected to close in December 2021.

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