Meres apartment complex taking shape in Tarpon

The 236-unit Icaria on Pinellas complex is on track for a spring 2020 grand opening

BY JEFF ROSENFIELD Suncoast News staff | Oct 23, 2019

TARPON SPRINGS – The developers of a 236-unit apartment complex on the southeast corner of Meres Boulevard and South Pinellas Avenue said they’ve dealt with several challenges since the project started last October.

These difficulties include permitting and weather delays, the installation of 180,000 cubic-yards, or approximately 180 truckloads, of filler soil and the additional design of the Meres Boulevard extension to U.S. 19.

Bowen Arnold and John Schilling, principals at Tampa’s DDA Development, say they understand how the delays have led to growing concerns in the community about the project.

“When it goes on for so long, people become distrustful,” Arnold said during an Oct 15 walkthrough of the site, which is on 6.5 acres between Winn Dixie and the AdventHealth North Pinellas hospital. “We want to show them we’re dedicated to being good neighbors.”

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