Demolition set for old St. Pete Police site

Developers turning the site of the old St. Petersburg Police headquarters into a mixed-use project have revised their plans, in part because of Covid-19. Edge Central Development Partners now plans to build less office space and more workforce housing and could add a hotel into the mix. The St. Petersburg City Council voted unanimously Thursday […]

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 […]

St. Pete real estate veterans open an office in the city’s next hot spot

Backstreets Capital, a family investment firm, has set up shop in a former law office on Mirror Lake Drive. It’s the first public-facing office for the company, co-founded in 2014 by Will Conroy and Craig Sher, and it is meant to demonstrate Backstreets’ commitment to St. Petersburg, the company said. Backstreets  is part of the […]

Craig Sher – Florida 500

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN (RETIRED), SEMBLER CO., ST. PETERSBURG Sher has been associated with the Sembler Co. since 1984 but retired from all involvement in 2019. He’s active in political fundraising for candidates he likes, and “having worked in two family businesses in my career, I realized that I became an expert on issues facing families as they […]

Police station project is a ‘home run,’ EDGE business leader says

The office, housing and retail project planned for the site of the former St. Petersburg Police headquarters has all the factors the EDGE District needs for longterm success, the leader of the district’s business association told the St. Petersburg City Council. A parking garage that will be part of the project is especially important, said […]

Kudos to Kriseman and the Edge Central Development Group

ST. PETERSBURG — The recent press release by Mayor Rick Kriseman regarding the impending development at the site of the old police complex is good news on two fronts. It announced the mixed-use complex slated for the site and the upcoming monument for the Courageous Twelve, a group of African-American police officers responsible for the […]

Construction Begins On Long-Awaited Meres Boulevard Extension

The City of Tarpon Springs and DDA Development have broken ground on the long-awaited extension of Meres Boulevard. TARPON SPRINGS, FL — The City of Tarpon Springs and DDA Development have broken ground on the extension of Meres Boulevard as part of the new apartment community, Icaria on Pinellas, in the Meres Town Center. A […]

City picks plan for old police station in St. Pete’s Edge District

The plan includes offices, condos, apartments and ground-floor restaurant and retail space. ST. PETERSBURG — Offices, condos, apartments, retail, restaurants and, perhaps most important, more parking. Those are the elements of the project picked by the city Tuesday to replace the old police headquarters on the building’s 2-acre parcel in the Edge District. The city […]