ST. PETERSBURG — Eight townhomes are planned for the site of a 1905 house thought to have been connected to early African-American leader Elder Jordan.
A project of J2 Developers, the St. James Townhomes at 758 Third Ave. S each will have three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a private ground-floor patio and a second floor balcony. Prices will start in the $460,000 range.
J Square Tuxedo, LLC bought the property for $660,000 in May. A previous owner had offered the Victorian house on the site free to anyone who could move it but could find no takers. Jordan, who donated land for what became the Jordan Park housing project, might have lived in the house or helped build it.
J2 developed the Trader Joe’s on Fourth Street and the Quattro Beach Drive Townhomes near downtown St. Petersburg.