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At the Forefront of Affordable Housing: Celebrating the Groundbreaking of Bayou Court Apartments

Join the excitement as Pinellas County breaks ground on Bayou Court Apartments, a new affordable housing development in St. Petersburg, FL.

On April 23, 2024, Pinellas County buzzed with excitement as local leaders, community members, and project partners gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Bayou Court Apartments, a new affordable housing development in St. Petersburg, FL.

WGI is proud to play a key role in this transformative project, reinforcing our commitment to creating equitable, sustainable communities.

Championing Housing Solutions for All

The ceremonial groundbreaking was attended by key figures such as St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, Pinellas County Commissioner Rene Flowers, and St. Petersburg City Council members Deborah Figgs-Sanders and Gina Driscoll, with their presence underscoring the importance of the Bayou Court Apartments project in the broader context of community development and support.

Commissioner Rene Flowers highlighted the significance of this partnership in addressing the housing crisis, stating:

“The future is made great when the County and surrounding municipalities combine their resources to work towards a common solution: safe, clean, and affordable housing for our residents.”

The three-story, garden-style apartment buildings will offer a total of 60 two-bedroom units strategically designed to cater to a diverse range of income levels. With 12 units for households earning below 50% of the AMI, nine at 80%, 15 at 100%, and 24 workforce units at 120%, Bayou Court is set to provide much-needed relief to residents facing housing insecurity.

Bayou Court Apartments

A Collaborative Effort for a Greater Good

The Bayou Court Apartments are more than just another project; they stand as a testament to the successful collaboration between the County, the City of St. Petersburg, and private developers to address the housing crisis in Pinellas County.

Gravel Road Partners, a Washington D.C.-based developer, led the acquisition of the property and assembled a dedicated development team, which included WGI’s esteemed Structural Engineering team, St. Pete-based Place Architecture, Park & Eleazer Construction, and Osborn Civil Engineering.

Together, we’ve navigated the complexities of affordable housing development, leveraging our collective creativity and commitment to bring this incredible vision to life.

Pictured from left to right: Jenny Miers (PLACE Architecture), Diana Sanclemente (PLACE Architecture), Marcía Alvarado (WGI)
Pictured from left to right: Jenny Miers (PLACE Architecture), Diana Sanclemente (PLACE Architecture), Marcía Alvarado (WGI)

A Commitment to Community Impact

At WGI, we believe in the power of innovative engineering to create sustainable, inclusive communities.

Our involvement in the Bayou Court Apartments underscores our commitment to addressing the critical need for affordable housing. As we celebrate this groundbreaking achievement, we look forward to continuing our work on projects that make a tangible difference in the lives of residents across the nation as we aim to creatively transform how our world is envisioned, designed, and experienced.


The Bayou Court Apartments groundbreaking marks a significant step forward in the journey towards affordable housing in St. Petersburg, FL.

Our team is truly honored to be part of this transformative project, contributing our expertise to a development that promises to enhance the lives of so many. Together with our partners, we are building a stronger, more inclusive community, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in a safe, affordable environment.

So, join us in celebrating this exciting milestone… we’re just getting started!

Let’s Make an Impact Together

Be sure to check out just a few of our affordable housing spotlights below, and stay tuned for updates on the Bayou Court Apartments!

Contact our team of experienced Structural Engineers, and let’s discuss how WGI can help you make a lasting and inspirational impact on your community – let’s work together to build a brighter tomorrow, today!

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