After more than three years of planning, construction of Largo’s first mixed use project is beginning.

Developer Gary Tave announced that the date for the groundbreaking to the groundbreaking to group of city commissioners. Construction is about to finally begin on the city’s first mixed use project, West Bay Lofts, on June 5.

West Bay Lofts is a $48.8 million project that includes a five-story building on the 500 block of West Bay Drive and a three-story building on the 600 block. It will be comprised of 123 market rate apartments above 40,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space in both buildings. Besides, the project will include one of the largest rooftop solar power installations in the county, the region’s first automated valet parking garage and a bridge on the second floor connecting the two structures and providing access to the apartment amenities for residents. Amenities will include a fitness facility, business center, guest suites, rooftop pool and entertainment areas. Each unit will have 9-foot-high ceilings, ceramic flooring and stacking washer/dryer units.

Mayor Woody Brown said, “The project will bring much anticipated activity to the downtown as well as providing another new housing opportunity for the many workers in the area. I am looking forward to the re-emergence that this project will provide in downtown once it is completed.”

Source: Tampa Bay

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