John Catsimatidis’ love of St. Petersburg is evident in his dynamic vision for The Residences at 400 Central. A landmark live-work-play destination rising on Central Avenue, this new residential tower is designed to honor the coastal, charming city that the Catsimatidis family fell in love with more than thirty years ago. Construction has begun and land preparations are underway on the cornerstone project, conceptualized to add a thoughtful destination to the already alluring neighborhood of downtown St. Petersburg.
Combining internationally celebrated architectural design with optimal location, pristine residences, luxury amenities, and unrivaled gulf to-bay views, 400 Central rises above the rest. The city of St. Petersburg is top of mind for the team working to bring 400 Central to life. Paying homage to the personality and culture of the Sunshine City, John Catsimatidis Sr., founder of Red Apple Real Estate, made it a point to smoothly incorporate the fresh with the historic.
He is restoring to working order the classic McClintock pedestal clock that has stood for years at the corner of Central Avenue and Fifth Street. “We look at this clock and see reflections of the charm and character of downtown St. Pete’s wonderful sidewalks and avenues,” said Catsimatidis. “We are making sure to bring in experts with vast experience so this clock can stand again in a special place beside the future tower.” Along with the preserved piece of local history, the 400 Central’s ground floor will feature a carefully curated selection of high-end retail and entertainment venues creating a true destination downstairs for future homeowners.
Enlisting the talents of world-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia — principal of the esteemed Arquitectonica — the team sought to honor what makes St. Petersburg unique. “When you look from the sky at this city, all you see is the way land meets water,” Fort-Brescia commented. “Drawing inspiration from the marine surroundings, the rounded form of the building ensures it will never meet the sky with a hard edge, blending seamlessly and changing with the sun throughout the day, adding a dynamic display of light and shadow to the skyline.” An iconic new landmark in the heart of downtown, 400 Central will soar 515 feet above the city’s vibrant Central Avenue, cementing it as the tallest building in Pinellas County.
400 Central will affix St. Petersburg to an extensive and impressive list of metropolitan cities around the globe that are punctuated by Arquitectonica’s expressive modern designs. It is all in the details for The Residences at 400 Central. Consisting of 301 designer condominiums across 46 stories, the open-concept floor plans highlight energy-efficient living by way of progressive design and planning. Light-filled interiors make way for expansive glass walls with views of the city and Tampa Bay that lead to spacious wrap-around terraces.
Designer finishes, chef ’s kitchens, and spa bathrooms ensure that every feature compliments the modern, luxurious exteriors. Intended to serve as an extension of each residence, 400 Central features over 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private amenities. Enjoy a workout at the wellness center or take in the sun poolside. Entertain guests with cocktails at sunset in the private 46th-floor rooftop glass-enclosed Sky Lounge Observatory offering luminous panoramic water and city views from the highest point in the city before retreating to the private dining room. At ground level, the building features over 60,000 square feet of retail, boutique shops, dining establishments, art galleries and office space. 400 Central will highlight the glittering coastal city of St. Petersburg from sidewalk to skyline.