900 Central is awaiting results over a pending landmark designation review as a new development is proposed

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June 1, 2021

The project proposed for 900 Central Ave. is the present location of the 1918 St. Petersburg Hotel building, one of the Edge District’s oldest and most prominent historic resources. Today, the three-story building is home to a variety of businesses including Anytime Fitness. The property was sold in 2019. Last year an application was submitted to redevelop the property, including the demolition of the historic hotel building. City staff was prepared to recommend development approval when PTB and the Edge District Business Association joined forces to say the historic hotel building should be saved. After a landmark application was submitted and a series of conversations were held, the property owner agreed to retain the historic hotel building.