Mayor Bill Foster explained the importance of the renovations to Jamestown Apartments on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
St. Petersburg, FL-- New renovations are breathing new life into a St. Petersburg apartment complex.
The city owns Jamestown Apartments, a community with housing for people with low to moderate incomes, and Tuesday, the mayor and some city council members showed off the second phase of renovations of 16 apartments.
With the help of federal grants and the Pinellas County urban league, the city spent more than a million dollars to update the units that were built back in 1976, with new heat and air systems, windows, doors, floors, kitchens and upgraded electrical panels.
Photos: See the renovations!
The local Boys and Girls Club chapter listened as Mayor Bill Foster stressed the importance of the project, and explained more about it.
"Every city department was involved in these renovations and we really started this a couple of years ago- trying to bring Jamestown up to a level that we thought was deserving of the community," he said.
Mayor Foster said the apartments, nearly 40 years old, are going to meet today's market standards.
He thanked locals for committing to Jamestown, and said they can look forward to "great living" after having undergone the recent changes.
Jamestown is on the outskirts of downtown St. Petersburg, a location Mayor Foster says is safe, accessible to a lot of city services, a lot of events.
"So, I'm excited for the residents that are here, and for the residents that are moving into these 16 units," said Foster.
Another phase is still on the books to update the remaining apartments.