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Mon Oct 11, 2021, 05:25 AM

Downtown apartments housing low-income residents are likely to become boutique hotel rooms.

Vacate notices leave St. Pete residents asking: ‘Where are we supposed to go?’

On Sept. 30, residents at the Stanton Hotel and Stanton Apartments, located on the corner of 2nd Avenue N and 3rd Street, received notices that their tenancy was being terminated and had 15 to 30 days to vacate the property, depending on their lease.

The move comes as the current property owner, TJM Properties, is in contract negotiations to sell the Stanton property to New Hotel Collection, which owns a boutique hotel next door and wants to expand.

Residents at the Stanton currently pay differing amounts in rent each month, depending on the size and renovation status of the room or apartment. The rents of residents interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times ranged from $640 - $1,100 a month. The average cost of one-bedroom apartment in St. Petersburg, according to zumper.com, is $1,600.


While removing low income housing often makes downtowns "Nicer" it does rob local businesses of much needed labor at a time where there is a severe labor shortage.

This is yet another liberal city that is becoming more white and more expensive every year.

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Reply Downtown apartments housing low-income residents are likely to become boutique hotel rooms. (Original post)
cinematicdiversions Oct 11 OP
bucolic_frolic Oct 11 #1
Roy Rolling Oct 11 #2
cinematicdiversions Oct 11 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Oct 11 #4
Tommymac Oct 11 #5

Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 05:47 AM

1. Gentrification means no workers

Imagine if elites had to return to the workforce to make their supply chain fluid.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 06:50 AM

2. "More White"

More wealthy. They move out poor white people, too, to make these changes.

Unless your point is that blacks are laborers and all liberals are white.

Either is a overly-broad generalization. Don’t blame white people, blame wealthier people with no moral compass other than economics. They destroy affordable housing for both whites and blacks—as long as they are poor.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:14 AM

3. Well the town is becoming more white and the historical black district is no more.

I mean you can paint that anyway you want.

The bottom line is and it is ironic Progressive policies make a city more livable which makes a city more desirable which makes the city more expensive.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:33 AM

4. Gentrification disproportionately affects racial minorities, and Black people who are disadvantaged

face more barriers in finding new places to live than those who are not Black when pushed out of their homes by gentrification.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 08:49 AM

5. The same thing happened in Winchester VA in the 1990's.

A shelter had been set up for homeless folks in an old abandoned downtown hotel in the 1980's; this after Raygun kicked all the patients out of psychiatric hospitals causing a slew of homeless folks with disabilities to take to the streets.

Then in the late 1990's after the building had been renovated enough to house people, a hotel chain bought it and kicked everyone out to set up a boutique for profit hotel. The 9 out of 10 rethuglican Council at the time welcomed it as they thought the homeless sitting outside the hotel in chairs were an 'eyesore'...but then all of the displaced folks (and all had mental disabilities) started sleeping on the new downtown walking mall...the council's little rethuglican heads exploded.



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