Luxury Apartments Coming to MetWest

MetWest Residential will create 375 luxury rentals along with 3,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.

To be developed by ZOM Living, with partner MetLife Investment Management, the new luxury community will offer studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 576 to 1,601 square feet in size. Designed by architecture firm LRK, the spacious apartments will feature chef-inspired kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows with roller shades, plank flooring, walk-in closets, high-end kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, smart thermostats, electronic locks, and private balconies or terraces in most units.

Residents will enjoy sophisticated and lifestyle-driven amenities such as an elevated resort-style pool with an outdoor deck and aqua lounge, a courtyard with a lush canopy and fire pit, a state-of-the-art fitness center, abundant co-working, and conference spaces for residents working from home, a dog park, and a speakeasy lounge concept on the 8th floor. Additionally, the development will include 3,000 square feet of retail space to cater to both residents and the surrounding community as well as a six-story parking garage.

ZOM Living, with partner MetLife Investment Management, has secured approximately $63 million in construction financing for the new luxury 375-unit multifamily project. With over 15 projects in the region, ZOM Living has been developing in Tampa for more than 30 years. The portfolio includes two recent multifamily developments, the 214-unit Azola South Tampa and the 289-unit Azalea Apartments.

“The ability to secure financing for this project is a testament to the demand we are seeing in Tampa for premium-quality rental housing with robust amenity offerings, which our residential projects in the region are helping to meet,” says Kyle Clayton, senior vice president of ZOM Living. “Tampa is seeing healthy growth in all directions from its urban core to key suburban markets, and we are excited to be part of this growth bringing to the area a residential project located in one of the most prominent mixed-use developments in Tampa today.”

MetWest Residential will be located on the northwest parcel of MetWest International, which spans 30 acres and is home to 1 million square feet of Class A office space, a 175-room AC Hotel by Marriott, and a 56,000-square-foot retail village. The complex, which will be complete in the summer of 2026, will be a significant addition to the development which already includes 1 million square feet of office space, a 175-room AC Hotel by Marriott and a 56,000-square-foot retail center with Del Frisco’s Grille, Texas de Brazil, Kona Grill and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.