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Gateway Market Center


Gateway Market Center

Gateway Market Center: 7751-8229 9th Street N. St Petersburg , FL 33702

  • Attractive retail center to the north of St. Petersburg, convenient to US-92
  • The Gateway sub-market is a major employment center, featuring burgeoning development in Carillon Park, including Echelon City Center
  • Traffic counts: 25,000 on 9th Street North
  • Complementary retailer mix includes Publix, Beall’s, TJ Maxx, and Petsmart

Plans progress for Gateway Market Center redesign and expansion 

Newly filed plans show the owner of the Gateway Market Center is planning to construct five new buildings. 

The Gateway Market Center at 7751-8229 9th St. N. is one of the largest shopping centers in St. Petersburg. It’s anchored by Target and Publix Super Market. 

Engineering firm Kimley-Horn filed an application for stormwater permits on behalf of its client InvenTrust Properties Corp., a real estate investment trust that has owned the shopping center since 2010.

The application states the proposed project consists of the new buildings, associated parking areas, stormwater system, utilities and the redesign of a portion of the existing buildings within the 47-acre retail plaza. 

InvenTrust Properties declined to comment on the new project details. However, last year, the owners told the St. Pete Catalyst they would renovate the center in 2022. 

A rendering showing the proposed outparcel buildings at Gateway Market Center on 9th Street North. Image: InvenTrust Properties. 

At that time, InvenTrust said about 60,000 square feet of the existing building area will be demolished and several new buildings will be constructed.

The two new anchor-sized buildings would be developed at the center and three new buildings for small shop tenants and restaurants will be added, according to InvenTrust’s plans from last year. 

The work is expected to take about 18 months to complete.

The shopping center recently added two new stores, HomeGoods and Five Below, which replaced Office Depot.

A lease for another major tenant, Beall’s, expired this January and the tenant will not continue their lease, Dave Joss, the company’s vice president of development and construction, previously said. 

St. Pete Catalyst Article

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