Workforce Housing Being Developed for Pinellas Co. School Employees
Pinellas County Schools has chosen Tomlinson Community Partners to renovate the Tomlinson Building for workforce housing. TCP is a partnership between Alexander Goshen, Cornerstone Strategic Partners, and Dantes Partners. The building has been standing in the Mirror Lake neighborhood of St. Petersburg for 99 years.
“We must actively provide accessible and desirable housing options to attract and retain the best teachers and district employees,” noted Kevin Hendrick, Pinellas County Schools superintendent. “The innovative and collaborative approach of the Tomlinson Community Partners aligns with Pinellas County Schools’ goal to support the housing needs of our dedicated educators and employees.”
The project includes 225 residential units, 113 designated as workforce housing. These will cater to people making 90- to 120-percent of the area median income. Estimated rent is $1,263 – $1,609, with studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plan available. The remaining 112 units will be leased for market value.
Angela Noote is a native of Northern California and graduated from Chico State with a degree in public relations. After college she moved to the Central Coast and worked first in ad sales then in editorial, eventually spending more than a decade as a print reporter and editor. She detoured into design work at a printer/publisher, and with a partner eventually opened a boutique full-service marketing agency. Moving into corporate communications, she built and managed several successful marketing teams in the hospitality, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently she was an internal comms manager in the tech sector. After a long stint spent in Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Baton Rouge, LA and has written for clients in the financial, luxury imports, higher ed, commercial cleaning, and medical equipment industries. Her son is a media arts major at the University of South Carolina, and her husband owns a comedy theater in Baton Rouge, where you can often find Angi teaching improv classes, leading corporate training events, or doing an occasional stand up set.