Vista 400 was formerly a Section 236 elderly high-rise project in downtown Tampa, with 168 units of project-based Section 8. The project was self-managed by the owner, the United Methodist Church across the street. The building was not managed properly and needed renovations like new windows and elevators that didn’t work.
The church sold this property to a developer who could completely rehabilitate this property. Sage partners, LLC purchased the project about a year ago and just completed the full rehabilitation of the newly named Vista 400. All units have been completed refurbished with new windows, new kitchens and new bathrooms; kitchens include new cherry cabinetry. The facility now has a fully furnished computer center, exercise room, library, meeting rooms with game tables, and an outdoor hydroponic garden.
One resident, who had lived at the property for 12 years, spoke for all residents when she talked about the miracle that had occurred at this property, and how much it meant to residents who did not want to leave because of how convenient it is to places of worship, bus transportation, and shopping. The oldest resident at Vista 400 is 93, and the resident with the longest tenure has lived there for 34 years.