Current and future residents of downtown New Port Richey have a lot to look forward to with the latest development project, Main Street Landing. The project, which began several years ago was put on hold, but has been resurrected due to the improved economy.
“The project was originally a higher-end mixed-use project to support the urban core downtown but then with the collapse of the economy the developer got stuck and couldn’t move forward with it,” says Mario Iezzoni, Economic Development Director with the city of New Port Richey
. “Recently, with the economy getting stronger, I got with the city manager and we decided it was time to move forward again with the plans.”
Those plans include three towers covering a city block. Iezzoni says the project calls for 93 residential units that are approximately 2,200-square-feet. The first tower will be a mixed-use building with commercial space on the first floor and 14 residential units above. Towers two and three will be residential only.
“We are already getting inquiries on the commercial space in tower one, which is really great,” Iezzoni says.
Downtown New Port Richey is experiencing quite a bit of redevelopment, in addition to the Main Street Landing project, renovations to the historic Hacienda Hotel and Sims Park are also underway.
As for the future of the Main Street Landing Project, Iezzoni is very optimistic.
“We are not sure whether the units will be condos or apartments, however, the developer we are working with has worked on very successful projects, we figure the development will completed in two to three years,” he says. “Downtown New Port Richey is a great place to live and we can’t wait for more people to discover it.”