NoHo Flats adds to north-of-Kennedy resurgence
TAMPA - A 311-unit apartment complex – NoHo Flats at North Hyde Park – is under construction on vacant land in this north-of-Kennedy Boulevard neighborhood. A groundbreaking was held today with about 50 people, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and representatives of Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, which is developing the complex. The project is helping redefine the city's core boundaries, the mayor said. "Downtown is alive and goes all the way to Howard and Armenia (avenues) where people live, work and play," he said. "This town is on the move like it never has been before."The apartment complex, at 405 N. Rome Ave., is just northwest of major expansion projects in and around Kennedy Boulevard by Tampa General Hospital and the University of Tampa. A few blocks farther north, West Tampa is awaiting redevelopment plans that could spur residential and commercial projects along the Hillsborough River's western bank and up and down Howard and Armenia. The $36.7 million NoHo Flats complex will be bordered by Carmen and Fig streets, and Rome and Oregon avenues. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will have leases ranging from $900 to $1,600. Developers anticipate the complex's amenities and location will attract Tampa General employees and UT students and faculty. NoHo Flats will consist of seven three-story buildings, a "linear park" open to tenants and the public, a streetscape with streetlights, sidewalks, trees, benches and landscaping. Some apartments will have garages. More than 90 on-street parking spaces will be created for use by the public and tenants' guests. Storage closets, with vertical bicycle racks, will be available to tenants; use of garages for storage will be banned. Other amenities include a fountain courtyard with fire pits and outdoor seating, a swimming pool with a fountain and an outdoor grill area, a lounge, a combination kitchen and bar, a shuffleboard table, an outdoor pet area, a club room and a fitness center with exercise equipment, flat-screen televisions and a multipurpose area for yoga and spin exercising.
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