Habitat for Humanity has 64 homes in its St. Petersburg pipeline. The largest community is a venture called “Pelican Cove.” It has 44 units divided among multiple three-story townhomes, with units measuring 1,000 to 1,300 square feet each.
Layout plans range from two-bedroom to four-bedroom designs. The venture will take shape on a lot measuring 2.1 acres that was previously owned by the City. Construction’s expected to start in 2024 and conclude the following year.
Pelican Cove is just one piece of a larger puzzle, however. Shell Dash and the Grove, two other communities by Habitat for Humanity, will offer 10 residences each. The Grove will offer three-story townhome units, with each home measuring about 1,224 square feet.
They come with garages and in-unit washers/dryers. Construction for the Grove is expected to start on December 1, 2024, and end on July 1, 2026. Finally, Shell Dash (the third community) had its ceremonial groundbreaking in 2022, yet construction has not officially started.
Per St. Pete Rising: “Each two-story townhome will have three bedrooms and with three bathrooms and a single car garage.” The townhomes cost $279,000, with completion expected for some time next year. Each of these properties intend to meet St. Petersburg’s growing affordable housing crisis.