TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach unveils project updates

After some community feedback, the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL, is moving forward with updates.

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This render of the 25-acre property focuses on the new pools, slides, and bridge.

Rendering via @twresorts

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TBAY? More like TBAYSTAYCAY... Anyways, we have an update.

In April, we told you about the changes coming to the TradeWinds Island Resort at St. Pete Beach (5500 Gulf Blvd).

Since then, 1754 Properties, the team tasked with revitalizing the mainstay hotel, took community feedback through several meetings with surrounding condos, HOAs, city staff, and residents.

New additions to the project

A new permit application filed Wednesday, June 21, makes a few key changes to the original plans:

  • Fewer entrances/exits from TradeWinds to Gulf Boulevard to reduce traffic congestion
  • A new 30-foot-wide landscaped, paved beach access path for local beachgoers + hotel guests
  • Screens and greenery on parking garage exteriors
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Check out the site plan for an overhead view of the property.

Map via @twresorts

Here’s a refresher on the plans:

  • Three towers adding 650 guest rooms + demolition of 21 old rooms
  • Three new swimming pools and slides
  • More than 18,000 sqft of retail and dining space
  • Widening of the public sidewalks on Gulf Boulevard.
  • Getting rid of guard gates to alleviate traffic

Plus, the project will create approximately 300 new permanent jobs in the city + 500 construction and other jobs, according to the hotel’s website.

Construction begins this year, and it should be finished by 2034.

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