A proposed mixed-use project is quickly gaining interest in St Petersburg. Orange Station at the Edge is a proposal to bring new residences, retail and office space to a site once occupied by the St Pete Police Department headquarters. Redevelopment plans kicked off when a new police station was built in 2019 across the street.
The development is expected to bring dozens of new condos and workforce housing apartments, as well as tens of thousands of square feet of ground floor retail space and a large amount of office space to the area. The project is additionally expected to include a large parking garage and a new public plaza.
The project takes its name from the old Orange Belt Railway. The railroad first brought trains to St Petersburg in the late 1800s, helping to spur the city’s initial development. The project will also use color to play homage to the surrounding neighborhood. One side of the building will be a burnt orange color, celebrating the area’s industrial past. There will also be a six-story green wall.