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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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ST. PETE | USF St. Petersburg Bayboro Senior Apartments and Healthcare Center | Twin 30-story Towers | 200 apartment units

ST. PETERSBURG (Bay News 9) -- A new addition aimed at retirees is coming to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

According to Bay News 9's partner paper, the St. Petersburg Times, the developers of a $250-million retirement community linked to USF St. Petersburg plan to kick off sales next month.

The community will be built Harborside on the block between Fourth Avenue S. and Delmar Terrace Street. It will consist of two towers, each about 30 stories high. One building will be dedicated to health care, while the other will have over 200 apartments.

USF professors will teach onsite classes that will be open to the community. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the residents.

Developers say completion on the project is about five years away.

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Yea, this would be right at the entrance to downtown at the end of I-175 where the old site of The Edge project is....Maggio, a senior apartment complex???? Sure its $250 million...

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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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Like we need more old people in Pinellas County lol... Hopefully we get a nice building out of it.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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Due to the nature of the target customers they won't be the best looking towers. 30 stories is solid though, however if they're ugly that just means they'll stand out.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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They will stand out at that location regardless.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:28 AM   #5
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^Yep, that's why it's important their not overly hideous, they won't be hidden at all.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 05:15 AM   #6
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Developer to architect:

"We need you to design two highrises that aren't overly hideous. Can you do it ?"
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 05:59 AM   #7
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Hey if something we can always photoshop it out of the skyline!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 04:00 PM   #8
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So if one is dedicated to healthcare and the other is apartments, will the architecture need to be the same? Most likely no, I'm sure they will compliment each other but if I were designing them I would take their functional use into consideration and vary the looks between the buildings. Hopefully they could get a little variation on things. Its nice to do the twin towers thing: http://www.trumptowersatlanta.com , but considering the market, I doubt they'll be able to make it look decent. But, none the less a great proposed addition to the area. It'll definately add people to the streets, because all of them will be walking to and hanging out at B&N and the Bayboro Library.

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:32 PM   #9
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Senior 30 story towers

Hmm....... first I've heard of these. Do you know what they are called?
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Developer to architect:

"We need you to design two highrises that aren't overly hideous. Can you do it ?"
The beauty of the skyscraper is going to depend majorly on the budget!!!!!!
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Old July 1st, 2009, 06:50 AM   #11
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Developer cancels plan for luxury retirement tower near St. Petersburg waterfront
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In Print: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A developer has canceled plans to build a luxury retirement tower near the St. Petersburg waterfront.

The 270-unit Harborside complex at Fourth Street and Third Avenue proved impossible to finance during the credit crisis, a representative of developer Praxeis said Monday.

"It wasn't the sales, it's just the lending," said marketer Heather Umber, who added that the $250 million project had attracted 78 depositors since its launch in September.

Praxeis has surrendered its option on the site near the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and seeks another downtown lot to build a "health pavilion" that would have adjoined the tower.

The pavilion will house 120 private residences: 60 for assisted living patients, 45 for dementia sufferers and 15 for skilled nursing home patients. It's set to open in 2011 or 2012.

As for the tower, Praxeis won't make a move until the economy recovers. The project was unique because residents would have had access to the university

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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:36 PM   #12
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I'm shocked!
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It truly is shocking.


Ok, not really.
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