The downtown Tampa project will include the following:
- 575,000 sq ft of hotel space
- 1.1 million sq ft of office space
- 660,000 sq ft of residential housing
- 5,000 parking spaces in parking garages
- 330,000 sq ft of USF buildings
- 250,000 sq ft of retail space
One area that did not have a solid plan is Channelside Bay Plaza. Vinik purchased Channelside from Irish Bank Resolution Corp earlier in 2014. Plans are still being finalized, but it will see changes ranging from a major renovation to a complete teardown.
Related: Slideshow of artist renderings
Related: Full article about Vinik’s vision
A lot of this information was already available, but it is great to hear the comprehensive plan all together. I am glad to see a plan that makes use of all of the vacant lots. Bringing in corporate headquarters and medical professionals along with all the retail and service jobs will be a great boost to the downtown economy. With more downtown Tampa housing developments, Tampa can continue to grow as a place to be after the normal business day. I, for one, am excited for Tampa’s future, and I hope you are, too! Share your thoughts below.
Greg & Eneida
KRL Group FL, LLC