Urban Style Flats Now Leasing In St. Pete, Designed For Young Professionals

Housing choices in St. Petersburg are improving for students and young urban professionals.

Urban Style Flats is now leasing one-bedroom apartments and studios, some of which have been decorated with the latest trends in mind.

The building, located at 300 10th Street South, is close to downtown as well as Tropicana Field, USF St. Petersburg and Stetson University College of Law. The building, which formerly housed elderly and handicapped residents, was purchased in May 2010 by developer Phil Farley, whose vision is to provide affordable housing to young urbanites in the Tampa Bay region.

"We are focused on young professionals," explains Trish Ulrich Spinazzola, of Urban Style's sales and marketing department. "College kids, young professionals, people in their 30s and even 40s who want to live downtown. The majority of our apartments are one-bedrooms, but we are looking into adding two-bedroom units at some point."

Spinazzola also says that plans are underway to provide dorm-style accommodations to baseball teams coming to town to play against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at nearby Tropicana Field.

While unfurnished units are available, each furnished unit is decorated by professional designers.

We emphasize modern lines starting with clean white space and then add shots of the freshest, most progressive colors that are currently being used in both fashion and interior design," says designer William Tumbleson. We always emphasize an easy natural traffic flow from one living zone to the next, which adds to the feel of spaciousness."

According to Spinazzola, the units will be move-in ready by Nov. 1, 2010.

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Sources: Trish Ulrich Spinazzola, Urban Style Flats; William Tumbleson, Designer
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