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Orange Lake, New Port Richey

Rendering of the Orange Lake Apartment exterior

Nestled next to Orange Lake and only two blocks North of Main Street in the historic downtown district of New Port Richey, this series of apartments will provide over 80 luxury residences for those seeking a more urban lifestyle.

Rather than building an “apartment complex” People Places is creating a series of three story “mansion” type buildings that are part of the neighborhood. Each building will contain 4 to 6 individual apartments accessed by a single gated entry and stair hall. We are carefully designing the spaces between the buildings as a series of outdoor “rooms” containing amenities for residents and beauty for the whole town to enjoy. Central Avenue, which bisects the site, will get wider sidewalks, street trees and a tree-lined median, all framed with stately new buildings.

Architect Eric Brown is designing the buildings with a nod to classic Southern architecture, spacious floor plans, high-ceilings, and high quality interior finishes. The apartments will be built in two phases, with the first phase located on the north side of of Central Avenue. Phase 1 will include four buildings and features a beautiful Live Oak-canopied courtyard overlooking Orange Lake.

The location is a short walk from downtown nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Leisure activities and events at Sims Park, kayaking and boating, an award winning public Library and a $14 million recreation and aquatic center are also within a short walking distance.

People Places is crafting this new place for people who are seeking a more spirited and modern small-town urban lifestyle.

Tremaine Boyd, Winter Garden

Rendering of Tremaine Boyd a new retail & residential propety

Tremaine Boyd will be a new 3 story, mixed-use building located in downtown Winter Garden. Tremaine Boyd offers exciting new options for Baby Boomers and Millennials seeking to make Winter Garden’s vibrant downtown a place to call home. The ground floor will feature over 8,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space while the two upper floors will contain 22 high-end apartments. The variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will be well-equipped for the active urban dweller.

The downtown setting overlooks the weekly Winter Garden Farmer’s Market and is a short walk from Plant Street Market and Crooked Can Brewery, the Farmacy (an organic, locally grown produce and dry goods market), the West Orange Trail and the Plant Street nightlife, shops and restaurants. Winter Garden offers a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work, and play and Tremaine Boyd is in the heart of it all.

Tremaine Boyd is being developed by a partnership among People Places, Civitas Consulting and J & J Building, Inc.

Audrey Place, Wilton Manors

Patio view from the tri-plex.

Audrey Place is a three-unit mid-century modern in the heart of Wilton Manors, Florida. It has been lovingly rehabilitated by People Places to become a popular vacation rental, walking distance from the nightlife, shopping and restaurants of Wilton Drive. There are two well-appointed one-bedroom/one bathroom apartments, each with a full kitchen, dining area, and private outdoor areas. Between them is a one-bedroom efficiency with a kitchenette. Optional interconnecting doors among all three other units offer guests a two-bedroom/two-bathroom rental option, as well.

The Cottage (formerly a Coast Guard barracks building that was relocated from the beach after WWII) is also located at Audrey Place. It is an adorable 450 sf, studio style queen suite. It features a big open porch in front and an enclosed patio in the rear.

Audrey Place is located on a quiet residential street and is a quick four minute walk to Wilton Drive, a ten minute drive to Fort Lauderdale Beach, downtown or the Las Olas entertainment district. Fort Lauderdale international airport is 10 miles away.

Please visit AudreyPlaceinWiltonManors.com for more information.

18th Court, Fort Lauderdale

Planning is underway for two luxurious new residences on the Middle River in Fort Lauderdale. 18th Court residences will be 2 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath homes on the waterfront. The view across the water is dominated not by other houses but by pristine mangroves. Both residences will feature swimming pools, spacious porches, well-appointed interiors and attached, private guest quarters. A shared covered dock on the Middle River is a relaxing place to watch sunsets, wildlife, and passing kayakers and paddleboarders.

18th Court is being developed in partnership with Jose Cardenas Homes.

People Places Studio, New Port Richey

People Places HQ is a great space for designing & creating community

Urban visionary Jane Jacobs once observed “new ideas require old buildings.” That is why Frank Starkey chose to embed his company in an old building in the heart of New Port Richey’s historic district. People Places occupies an historic building that once housed the Avery Library. With all its structure exposed – reclaimed (in the 1940s!) wood roof, brick walls, concrete floors, and even old window frames – the building itself tells many stories of the town’s layered history and daily reminds us of the uniqueness of this place. We left the interior open and flexible to foster creativity and to accommodate a variety of gatherings, events and other general coolness.

Visit our People Places Facebook page to see what events we have coming up!

Florida Avenue Duplex, New Port Richey

Historic 1947 duplex renovation project in New Port Richey, FL

At People Places we look for places we can make a positive difference in a neighborhood.  Sometimes a well executed small fixer-upper project is just what a neighborhood needs to spur others to follow suit.

The Florida Avenue renovation is an exercise in small but transformative development and a “get our feet wet” project for our Associates. The duplex was originally built in 1947 and is located just a short walk from the historic downtown in New Port Richey, Florida. We selected the property for it’s appealing small-town, urban location and because it needed some TLC.

With renovations including all new plumbing, new interior walls, the addition of central AC, and complete demo of kitchens and baths, we aim to transform this former eye-sore into a shining example of what good stewardship of historic properties can achieve. The dual residences will be available for rent in mid to late 2017.

5800 Main, New Port Richey

The old Potters IGA is soon to become a hub of activity in New Port Richey once again

People Places, in partnership with Jose Cardenas, recently purchased this 9,700 square foot commercial building on Main Street in New Port Richey. Originally the home of Potter Brothers’ IGA grocery store the building is poised, once again, to become a retail anchor for Downtown. It may even include a healthy food market…!

Stay tuned for more details to come as we make plans to extensively renovate the building inside and out, and fill it with exciting new businesses!

If you have business idea to propose for the building, please contact us!