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New apartments off Fourth Street in St. Petersburg are one step closer

Council okays zoning change for the Venetian Motor Home Court

ST. PETERSBURG — City Council members agreed to change the zoning for a mobile home park along Fourth Street N, potentially paving the way for new apartments.

The recent vote was unanimous, changing the zoning designation of the nearly 20-acre Venetian Motor Home Court from Neighborhood Mobile Home to Neighborhood Suburban Multifamily.

The park — nestled between First and Fourth streets, north of 54th Avenue N and including a 2.5 acre lake — is owned by St. Pete 454, LLC, which is controlled by developer Grady Pridgen, records show. He has previously said he wants to develop a "walkable" residential community with shops and recreation areas.

Of the residents who remain in the mobile home park, none were owners, according to city documents. All the owners were forced to sign over the titles to their plots or relocate their mobile homes last year.