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Edward White Site Redevelopment

The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) is planning to transform the former Edward White Hospital site into a multi-story affordable housing complex. The renovated six-story, 121,000-square-foot building will feature 71 apartments for low-income seniors and professional office space. SPHA plans to move our administrative offices to the new development, bringing us closer to the people we serve! This planned development is just one way that SPHA is working to create opportunities for stronger communities!

Affordable Housing at the Former Edward White Hospital Site
The wait list for affordable housing at the transformed former Edward White Hospital site is not yet open. Construction has not yet begun. Plans are underway!
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Founded in 2016 as SPHA's nonprofit arm, RISE Development Corporation's purpose is to create more affordable rental housing options in the Greater St. Petersburg region through new construction or the renovation of existing multi-family properties.

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Redevelopment Plans

SPHA is completely renovating the former Edward White Hospital building. It will house three facilities:

  1. Senior Affordable Housing (62+ Senior Living Community): The building will contain 71 senior housing units.
  2. New St. Petersburg Housing Authority Central Office: Our new administration offices will be located on the ground floor, covering approximately 17,890 sf.
  3. Evara Health (Clinic): Evara Health's mission is to provide quality health care for all. To innovate beyond the barriers that limit access to quality healthcare, ensuring everyone can receive industry-leading services from professional teams that care as much as family.


Executive Summary

The building will be completely renovated in order to provide quality, affordable senior housing to St. Petersburg. The site is located in the North Kenwood district in St. Petersburg, a short trip to many of the city's amenities and thriving businesses.
The property is adjacent to Booker Creek Park with lake views and access to the walking trail, basketball and pickleball courts, as well as park amenities on the north side of the lake. All sides of the 6-story building have unobstructed views. Entry into the residences will be from the North parking lot. The first floor lobby will have an open dining hall, and there will be a catering kitchen available to the residents. The mail room and bike storage will be at ground level. The ground level will also include three 2-bedroom units. The housing management offices will be located near the building's circulation core, providing on-site and easy access for the staff and residents.
SPHA's administration offices will also be located on the ground floor, covering approximately 17,890 sf (south half). The remaining housing units, a community room, computer lab, and fitness center will be distributed among the second, third and fourth floors. Sixty of the units will be one-bedroom, along with seven studio units and four two-bedroom units, for a total of 71 units.

The building will be updated to meet ADA accessibility code requirements. The site will also address pedestrian access and ADA accessibility.

The exterior of the building can expect to receive a fresh look with all new windows, doors, paint, murals, and site landscaping. The intent is to bring the vibrancy of downtown St. Pete to this historic building.