ST. PETERSBURG – Demolition has begun at the former K-Mart on 34th Street S, in the Skyway Marina District. In its place will rise the Addison at Skyway Marina, a 308-unit luxury apartment project by ContraVest of Altamonte Springs. The multi-million-dollar project is expected to be completed in June 2021.
Mayor Rick Kriseman, City Council member Steve Kornell and County Commissioner Ken Welch were among those who attended the July 11 groundbreaking at 3951 34th St. S.
Kriseman praised the district, at the city's southernmost point amid waterfront neighborhoods and near Eckerd College, as ripe for development.
Mark Ogier, principal of ContraVest, said the company was pleased to be there and was already bringing jobs and business to the area. ContraVest, which develops, builds and manages upscale, multi-family residential communities, has built the Courtney at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg and the Addison on Long Bayou in Seminole.
The new apartment community will include three, four-story buildings with elevators and two, two-story carriage-house-style buildings with garages. It will feature a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool and fitness center.
The Addison is the latest project to land in the Skyway Marina District. Just up the street, a Wawa is being completed, and next to a Walmart, a new car wash will be built on the site of a former bank. The district stretches from 30th Avenue S to 54th Avenue S and includes businesses west, including Maximo Marina, which recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation.