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Downtown St. Petersburg smart-home community nears completion on phase-one and breaks ground on phase-two

Salt Palm Development’s first townhome complex – Sabal Smart Homes – is built upon company’s mission to develop real estate responsibly and give back

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Downtown St. Pete’s first “smart, luxury, responsible” townhomes – Sabal Smart Homes – will open its first multi-unit residential building this March. Construction is underway on a second building, which will open by year-end.

Located at 532 Fourth Avenue South in downtown St. Petersburg (33701), the high-end, high-tech, high-efficiency, four-floor units, include a spacious rooftop covered lanai and open deck, with such options as: rooftop alfresco kitchen, outdoor hot tub, in-home private elevator, electric car charger, and a connected-home “Einstein Package.” Each customizable unit has three bedrooms, up to three full-baths, two half-baths, and a one-car garage. The developer is Salt Palm Development.

In tune with downtown’s Innovation District, the Sabal Smart Home automation system comprises industry-leading tech from Sonos, Nest, Lutron, and more. Solar tech substantially reduces carbon footprint. Masonry construction helps ensure longevity. There are currently eight units, starting at $740k, with granite, quartz, and a variety of other fine-finish options. Standard features include: built-in closet systems, stainless steel appliances, and 9’4” ceilings throughout. President of Development Andrew Deslandes said, “The Sabal was designed for style and function, anticipating needs and wants of homeowners seeking high-end city living.”

Sabal residents are four blocks from the waterfront and such attractions as The Dali Museum and Mahaffey Theatre. The popular location affords easy access to the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts, Edge, and Innovation districts, as well as Tropicana Field, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

“With the expanding Innovation District, and anchoring the Florida High Tech Corridor, St. Pete is attracting business-savvy, community-minded, thought-leading entrepreneurs and senior talent,” said Salt Palm’s Michael Cromwell. “The progressive nature of St. Pete, the City’s sustainability goals, and the developer’s principles and practices, all factored into creating The Sabal’s smart, sustainable, downtown living.”

Salt Palm Development will make several announcements in coming weeks and months, largely involving its work as a “Benefit Corporation” – including significant beautification projects and efforts to promote the global “B Corp” movement in St. Pete and Florida. Salt Palm leaders have deep industry experience with various facets of business and development, as well as significant philanthropic and community endeavors. Salt Palm is a member of 1% For The Planet and is formalizing several other partnerships related to corporate responsibility, globally and locally.

About Salt Palm: St. Pete-based Salt Palm Development is dedicated to creating high-end residential, sustainable, responsible developments for the Tampa Bay region. The company focuses on high-quality and high-functioning designs, and makes business decisions considering environmental and societal impacts. More information is available at and


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