Rendering: Ram Realty Advisors

“The development team behind the proposed $90 million mixed-use project in St. Pete Beach publically unveiled conceptual renderings and plans for the first time.

On Thursday, South Florida-based real estate firm Ram Realty Advisors presented glossy renderings of the planned waterfront development dubbed Corey Landing during a public meeting at St. Pete Beach Community Center. The images revealed a modern building that would have 243 Class-A residential units along with more than 10,000 square feet of retail space to the east end of Corey Avenue…

The images also revealed a potential 3,000-5,000-square-foot waterfront restaurant, a park that the group would partner with the city to create, and boat docks that would be split between residents of the residential tower and for public use…

Although the plans are preliminary as the engineering plans must be filed, it sparked concern in a crowded room as many questioned the needed parking spaces, the transient users of the units and the height of the building; the maximum height the complex can reach is 85 feet or roughly seven stories…

This isn’t the first time the property has garnered interest from a developer. Through the years, there have been multiple failed attempts to develop it as the proposals were met with opposition from the public and officials, according to numerous reports.

The team, which is working with North Carolina-based design consultant Kimley-Horn, is planning to submit an application to the city by August. They hope to break ground in June 2022 and complete the project by June 2024.”

— Veronica Brezina, St. Pete Catalyst

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