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Tampa skyline looking south from Tampa Heights

As many already know, recently there have been several highrise developments planned for the Tampa/St. Petersburg metro area. I will use this thread to keep forumers informed of whats going on in the "Cigar City."


Hillsborough River Tower

Project: 41 story office tower

Location: Downtown Tampa

Developer:Hillsborough River Realty Corp


Construction Date: 2004/2005


Downtown Channelside

Project: 2 - 30 story 150 unit condo towers; 34,000sf Kash n Karry store/retail

Location: Downtown Tampa/Channel District

Developer: The Byrd Corporation

Cost: $102 million

Construction Date: Early 2004


Embassy Suites Hotel

Project: (15 stories?) 175ft high, 400 unit upscale hotel/280 space parking deck

Location: Downtown Tampa next to the convention center


Cost: n/a

Construction Date: March 2004


Bank of America Tampa Heights

Project: 3 - 10 story condo/apartment buildings

Location: Tampa Heights (near downtown on Hillsborough River)

Developer: Bank of America

Cost: $100 million

Construction Date: n/a



One Bayshore

Project: 17 story condo tower & 25 story apartment tower

Location: Downtown Tampa/Bayshore Dr. (on mouth of the Hillsborough River)



Construction Date: already under construction

Presidential Tower(no photo available)

Project: 33 story condo tower

Location: Downtown Tampa



Construction Date:


The Citivest Condo Tower(extreme bottom of photo and one block further)

Project: 412ft high 34-story condo tower (being challenged by NIMBYS)

Location: Bayshore Drive, just south of Downtown Tampa


Cost: n/a

Construction Date: n/a


The Bellamy

Project: 21 story condo tower

Location: Bayshore Drive



Construction Date:

Alagon (no photo available)

Project: 23-story condo tower

Location: Bayshore Drive



Construction Date:

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (no photo available)

Project: Casino and 12 story hotel building

Location: East Tampa (off I-4)

Developer: Seminole Indian Tribe/Hard Rock Cafe

Cost: n/a

Construction Date: under construction


Renaizzance Hotel

Project: 177 ft hotel building

Location: West Shore District (near airport)



Construction Date:


Tampa Bay One


Location: West Shore District (Dale Mabry @ I-275)



Construction Date:


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Downtown St. Petersburg


Bayway Lofts

Project: 42 story 510ft tall condo tower



Opus 400 Block

Project: 27 story condo tower



Opus 300 Block

Project: 30 story condo tower



McNulty Lofts

Project: lofts built on to of existing parking garage




Belle Harbour




Markopolous Hotel/condo proposal




Blue Water resort




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Cool, a couple of more projects to add to the list.


1000 Channelside and 950 ChannelsideThe proposed 30-unit loft project of

Washington Street Crossing in the Channel District is being renovated before it's even broken ground.

The property at Channelside Drive and Washington Street has been re-designed by Tampa developers Cruise View LLC to accommodate two new urban work-live mixed-use projects instead of the single residential project of Washington Street Crossing.

Kim Markham, editor of The Channel Newsletter and a member of The Tampa Channel District Council Inc., said the developers simply are responding to market demand.

"The original intent for redevelopment in the Channel District was to have a mixed-use projects," said Markham. "That is what is important to attracting people downtown and keeping them there.

Markham said the developers do not have to apply for rezoning and are not expected to request variances for the property.

Rey Ortega and Dennis Campbell, principals with Cruise View, were contacted regarding the design change, but at press time did not return phone calls.

The first of the two projects will be known as 1000 Channelside.

This development will include 10 residential loft units and five street-level retail and office condominiums, stated a letter from Cruise View to The Tampa Channel District Council. The 2-story loft units each will have private rooftop terraces and 22-foot ceilings. Each unit will face the water and have views of cruise ships as they arrive and depart at the Port of Tampa's new terminals, the letter stated. Construction of this project will start in the fall 2003 and be ready for occupancy summer of 2004.

The second project will be known as 950 Channelside and will be a mirror image in design with 14 residential lofts and seven commercial units.

Construction on 950 Channelside could start as early as spring 2004 and be ready for occupancy in early 2005, however a price increase of 7 percent to 10 percent should be expected for this project, the letter stated.

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Grand Central at Kennedy

3rd Major Channel District Project To Add 496 Condos, Grocery

TAMPA - The evolving light industrial arm of downtown Tampa almost had an embarrassment of riches after a developer announced plans for the third mixed-use high- rise anchored by a grocery store.

Ken Stoltenberg's message this week to the Channel District Council was: ``Don't be scared: the more the merrier.''

But the suddenly crowded field has led another of the area's developers to reconfigure his plan.

``Two grocery stores in the Channel District would be plenty - three would be outrageous,'' said Doug Weber, president of Synergy Properties.

Weber planned grocery and drug stores for his Seaport Town Centre at Channelside, on Twiggs Street between Channelside Drive and Meridian Street.

But after learning of two other grocery store-anchored projects, Weber said Thursday that he has changed his plans.

Weber, who hopes to break ground early next year on Seaport Town Centre, said he will add more than the originally proposed 336 lofts, apartments and condos, now that he has erased the grocery store from his blueprints.

``It's really working better for us,'' Weber said. ``We'll have more units to sell and rent.'' Plus, Seaport Town Centre no longer plans to close 12th Street, necessary to accommodate grocery shoppers.

Grand Central at Kennedy, between Kennedy Boulevard and Madison Street, is the largest proposed Channel District project. Its two buildings will feature retail and office space with 496 condominiums.

Its anchor grocery store has not been named. Plans also call for a drugstore, community theater and art gallery.

And then there's Downtown Channelside, to be built next to the Channelside entertainment complex, with 250 condos. Kash n' Karry and an unnamed drugstore are slated to go there.

Of the half dozen residential complexes planned in the Channel District, only one is opposed by residents. Kim Markham, who edits the Channel District newsletter, said Downtown Channelside, twin 30-story towers as high as 300 feet to be built on land offered by the Tampa Port Authority, would block a magnificent view.

Markham also said that although the Channel District wants grocery stores, ``These particular concrete mountains would be placed at a congested dead end as far as traffic goes. It's public land better suited for a waterfront park residents could use.''

Markham said more than 11 developers have conferred with local residents, some amending plans to fit the neighborhood. But Byrd Corp., a Clearwater developer behind Downtown Channelside, did not.

Markham said the best location for a grocery store was Synergy's property. ``This is in the middle of the urban area so you could serve downtown, Harbour Island and Ybor City,'' Markham said.

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I hate to break it to you, but alot of the details posted here are incorrect. Some of the listed floors for projects are way off.

I'm not surprised. A lot of times information is changed as the project changes while underconstruction. Plus, early reports may conflict with later reports.

Why don't you post some of the corrections rather than just mouthing off they are wrong. What would be even better is if you know why the information changed.

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