- August 30, 2019
BRADENTON — The Bradenton City Council Community Redevelopment Agency recently voted to approve Pearl Homes’ proposed affordable housing development planned for the former Manatee Inns property on 14th Street West.
According to a press release, the development will create approximately 200 affordable and workforce housing units.
The Pearl Homes development, South Village, was named for its close proximity to the Village of the Arts. The new community will incorporate art studio space for residents and members of the surrounding community. It will also offer designated space for local food vendors.
Pearl Homes was founded by Marshall Gobuty, the developer behind the LEED Platinum-certified Mirabella development in west Bradenton. The Pearl Home is engineered to run on solar power stored in an onsite battery, which will reduce the buildings’ carbon footprint by decreasing reliance on traditional utilities.
“We have worked to collaborate with some of the smartest companies who are also tackling the affordable housing needs, aiming to deliver beautifully-designed homes at an obtainable, reasonable price," Gobuty says in a statement.
Gobuty expects the development to be completed in 2020.