Tampa developer surprised by success of Citrus Park apartments

Richard S. Giunta saw a lot of potential in a site off Waters Avenue in the Citrus Park area — with its proximity to major employers and retail, he thought it would be perfect for apartments.

But the demand for the property came as a surprise even to the principal of Giunta Group Ltd. The 72-unit Citrus Run apartment complex was 80 percent preleased in early March — three weeks before its Thursday grand opening. One-bedroom units start at $950 for 937 square feet; two-bedroom units start at… …read more