Affordable Housing Complex Could Replace Closed Hospital at 2323 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Ed White Hospital has been shuttered since 2014. Now, its lot (owned by the St. Pete Housing Authority) could soon find new life as an affordable housing development for seniors.

The unnamed development would offer at least 70 apartments, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom residences. Per St. Pete Rising, homes will be available to those making 60 percent or below the area median income (AMI).

The complex would replace a hospital that closed in 2014.

City records note that a two-person household would have to make less than $80,000 a year to qualify. Wannemacher Jensen Architects designed the project. As it stands, the three-story Ed White Hospital comprises 121,000 square feet.

Over the years, it’s changed many hands––and has been the subject of many proposals. In 2021, developer Grady Pridgen purchased the site for $2.7 million and hoped to turn it into a complex that featured assisted living and memory care services.

The Ed White Hospital (pictured) opened in 1974.

Yet, that project never came to fruition, and the St. Pete Housing Authority purchased the build site for $5.1 million two years ago. Despite the numerous projects that have fallen through, the St. Pete Housing Authority is confident in its success.

The affordable housing development could soon start construction at 2323 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33713, in Pinellas County.

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3 Comments on "Affordable Housing Complex Could Replace Closed Hospital at 2323 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida"

  1. Patricia Persico | January 15, 2024 at 12:44 pm | Reply

    Interested in affordable housing.

  2. Would like information on how to rent an apartment at this location once available

  3. How does one make application for low income housing

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