Plans are underway for an upscale senior shopping development in the Skyway Marina area.

The St. Petersburg Development Review Commission will review a site plan on Wednesday for The Manhattan-St. Petersburg, a planned retirement home at 4401 34th St. S.

Local developer Jack Dougherty, a longtime leader in the Skyway Marina district, is working with Sarasota-based property owner Orange Belt Holdings on the project. It’s just north of Marina Walk, a 245-unit waterfront apartment complex that Dougherty is building on the site of the former Flamingo Resort.

Orange Belt Holdings, an entity associated with LifeStar Living, purchased two plots, at 4401 34e Saint-S. and 4537 4e St. S., for $ 9 million.

A rendering of Manhattan-St. Petersburg. Rendered: LifeStar Living.

“We were first approached for the site by Dougherty. He is very proactive in the redevelopment of the neighborhood and we have a very good working relationship, ”said LifeStar Living President and CEO Joel Anderson.

The plan to be revised provides for 195 housing units and 48 assisted living units at 4401 34th St. S.

“We will have a continuum of care so that the needs of residents continue, they will not need to seek out care,” Anderson said.

The applicant is also requesting a derogation from the height of the building. The maximum allowable building height is 96 feet and LifeStar offers a height of 105 feet.

The LifeStar team has worked on several developments in the senior housing industry, including projects at The Villages and Fort Myers.

The first phase includes the construction of 111 units of condos and health facilities and wells, and its cost is estimated at 138 million dollars. Meanwhile, the second phase is the remaining construction, which does not yet have an estimated cost, Anderson said.

An additional rendering of The Manhattan-St. Petersburg. Rendered: LifeStar Living.

The units will range from one, two and three bedroom units starting at 1,000 square feet and up to 2,386 square feet.

Each bedroom will have a private balcony and bay view.

The community will include a rooftop terrace with a heated outdoor swimming pool and pétanque courts. Other amenities include an on-site fitness center with juice bar and studio, auditorium and theater, full-service spa, beauty salon, and hair salon, among others.

Anderson said the hope is to start construction around June. A sales and design center will be located at Marina Walk.

The group launched its marketing for residential units last month.

He added that through the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry has learned to incorporate technologies to create a safer space for residents and employees.

“There is a big expense to try to modernize some of this technology,” Anderson said. Manhattan-St. Petersburg includes contactless and voice-activated technologies, motion-activated doors, UV-C lighting, automatic disinfection hardware and improved air filtration systems, according to its website.

The Manhattan-St. The development of Petersburg has been in the works for some time and will add to the recent boom in activity taking place in the neighborhood, including the Sur Club, a 296-unit luxury residential complex that has opened. at 3303 32nd Ave. South, and The Addison at Skyway Marina, a 314-unit luxury rental apartment complex at 3951 34th St. South.

Most recently, Coral Gables-based real estate company Altis Cardinal purchased a 34-acre Ceridian office park at 3201 34e St. South – representing the city’s largest land purchase in decades. Altis plans to develop it into a $ 500 million mixed-use development and offer more than 1,500 residential units.