Aqua Apartments


4505 N Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Site area


Total building area

137,000 square feet


Completed 2013

Construction cost

$9.8 million


Sage Partners

Aqua Apartments was the full renovation of an existing 16-story, 197-unit affordable seniors apartment building constructed in 1971. Beautifully sited on the Hillsborough River, the building renovations consisted of upgrading the mechanical and life-safety systems; extensive reconfiguration of the common areas; improvement to the apartments including new finishes, new kitchens, and renovated bathrooms; and the creation of 30 handicap accessible units. The main goals of the project were to highlight the building’s distinctive modern design and to create a full range of interior and exterior common area spaces to encourage social life amongst the very active residents.

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