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Redevelopment: Former Edward White Hospital Site

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
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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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 building is adjacent to Booker Creek Park lake 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 library, 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.