Community & Economic Development

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Private Sector Investment

Private Sector Investment


Pinellas Park has many business expansion projects including the new U.S. headquarters of cigar company Oettinger Davidoff Group. With 90 employees, the company has invested $3 million in equipment and improvements to a vacant 100,000-square foot building.

Also in the Gateway Centre, Polypack, a designer and manufacture of shrink-wrap machines has built another 8,000 square feet to expand its current 80-person workforce.Construction on Stevens and Stevens Records Management’s new 30,000-square-foot addition to its records center should be completed by April 2011. Interstate Battery has completed its nearly 10,000-square-foot expansion project on 66th Street....and, Work Tools International, one of the world’s largest manufacturer’s of specialty and decorative paint applicators, is planning another expansion and will construct a 50,000-square-foot facility.

Development is also continuing at Sawgrass Village, a new single family home development by Beazer Homes at 70th Avenue and 49th Street. A new multi-family development with 120 affordable units is under construction on Park Boulevard and a new senior housing complex, St. Giles Manor, offers 88 one-bedroom units adjacent to the city’s new senior center.

The Sam’s Club on Park Boulevard will invest nearly $5 million in improvements to its facility, and a new Walmart Neighborhood Market is being constructed on 66th Street. St. Petersburg College recently purchased a 50,000-square-foot building for additional classrooms. Dew Eurocars' building a new facility along Gandy Boulevard The Tampa Bay Auto Museum is also expanding to allow for a working replica of a 1770 three-wheeled carriage to be displayed alongside its current 49-car collection.

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