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Re: Cool Projects in Other Cities
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 09:24:47 AM »
Water Street Tampa

This will be awesome.  The channelside district is already great, and all this area was/is an industrial concrete wasteland.  This type of project is what really revitalizes a downtown.  Luckily for Tampa they have Vinik who is investing huge in this area (and making a ton of money in the process).  This is the kind of thing that I hope happens to the shipyards... and eventually all of our northbank.

Also new Rays stadium will eventually most likely end up just northeast of this.  If they can get the right kind of infill between the two areas... wow, downtown Tampa will be unrecognizable from its current state (which is very similar to DT Jax).

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 09:45:18 AM »
Water Street Tampa

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Tampa is on the precipice of a bold transformation. More than 50 acres in the heart of downtown will become Water Street Tampa, a truly mixed-use neighborhood developed by Strategic Property Partners, LLC.

Water Street Tampa will create 2 million square feet of new office space, including downtown Tampa’s first new office towers in nearly 25 years.

Approximately 3,500 new rental and for-sale residences are planned to nearly double the number of housing units available within downtown Tampa.

Water Street Tampa is surrounded by existing cultural, entertainment, and community anchors including the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and Tampa Riverwalk. The project will connect these community anchors to a network of new and enhanced public areas.

An active pedestrian experience is at the heart of the design – Water Street Tampa will add 1 million square feet of new retail, cultural, educational, and entertainment space at the street-level, as well as 12.9 acres of new and enhanced park and public gathering places.

Water Street Tampa will host two new hotels with over 650 new rooms, including the city’s first 5-star hotel. A $40 million renovation to the existing Marriott Waterside is also planned.

The University of South Florida will relocate the Morsani College of Medicine and Health Heart Institute to Water Street Tampa, opening to students in the fall of 2019.

Water Street Tampa will set a new standard for wellness and sustainability as the world’s first WELL-certified community under the WELL Community Standard.

Water Street Tampa is a vibrant vision for the future of our city and for the 23,000+ people who live, work, study, and visit Tampa Bay each day.

https://waterstreettampa.com/





It's like a much larger Shipyards, but real!

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Re: Cool Projects in Other Cities
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 09:55:49 AM »
I stayed in downtown Tampa earlier this week for the first time in 7-8 years. I was amazed at their downtown transformation. I ventured out to their historic district and was very impressed with how they transformed their shops area.

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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2018, 10:17:41 PM »
Someone mentioned a few of the Orlando projects earlier... That was only 2 of I don't even know how many. There are 5 construction cranes downtown right now. The Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center is working on their Phase 2 expansion. 1 New office tower is going in and 2 mixed use office / apartment towers are going up. Amway center and UCF expansions are well underway as mentioned earlier. A 6th and 7th crane will be showing up soon as Orlando Health is preparing to build a 550' Medical facility and another mixed use project which includes a terminal for Sunrail will be starting before Q4...

That's all just downtown and MAJOR projects CURRENTLY under construction. 2 new high rises were just completed in the past 2-3 months. One being apartments and the other condos. There have been tons of new little shops and restaurants popping up due to the explosion of people living downtown.

Universal is also pumping out millions of dollars for 3 new high rise resorts, pedestrian bridges, offices, warehouse space, and land purchases.

MCO airport is wrapping up their massive expansion too, which will be a much needed improvement to what is a nightmarishly busy airport.

Jacksonville just doesn't have anyone who's willing to drop hundreds of millions of dollars other than Khan. :/ I see little things pop up every time I'm up there, but it's really sad how far behind Orlando it is now. I remember when Orlando was a joke just a few years ago.

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Re: Cool Projects in Other Cities
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2018, 01:35:53 PM »
Something wrong.....There's grass on the roof!


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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:04 PM »
I wonder how they plan to seamlessly fit a modeen baseball stadium and associated parking into a historic district?
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2018, 03:25:19 AM »
I wonder how they plan to seamlessly fit a modeen baseball stadium and associated parking into a historic district?

I mean, the article suggests a lot of older warehouses in that area, so it's possible they may find a way to develop a site plan that strategically demolishes certain structures and works around the rest.

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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2018, 08:29:13 AM »
Yes, many of the warehouses are historic and it also has a historic urban street grid. I don't see it happening with a lot of demolition and creation of a super block. It will be interesting to see what they have in mind.
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2018, 09:50:37 AM »
Yes, many of the warehouses are historic and it also has a historic urban street grid. I don't see it happening with a lot of demolition and creation of a super block. It will be interesting to see what they have in mind.

There is already a highway cutting through this area which breaks up the grid.  But its south of Ybor proper and north of the proposed fancy development above.  Seems like a great location to me.


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Re: Cool Projects in Other Cities
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 11:09:46 AM »
I wonder how they plan to seamlessly fit a modeen baseball stadium and associated parking into a historic district?

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« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 10:10:35 AM »
3 more towers for Orlando announced this week. Just awaiting approval from the FAA (expected to come in April). The billion dollar project consists of 300', 450' and 540' towers spanning about 1.5 acres downtown.

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« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 10:22:04 AM »
Water Street Tampa

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Tampa is on the precipice of a bold transformation. More than 50 acres in the heart of downtown will become Water Street Tampa, a truly mixed-use neighborhood developed by Strategic Property Partners, LLC.

Water Street Tampa will create 2 million square feet of new office space, including downtown Tampa’s first new office towers in nearly 25 years.

Approximately 3,500 new rental and for-sale residences are planned to nearly double the number of housing units available within downtown Tampa.

Water Street Tampa is surrounded by existing cultural, entertainment, and community anchors including the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and Tampa Riverwalk. The project will connect these community anchors to a network of new and enhanced public areas.

An active pedestrian experience is at the heart of the design – Water Street Tampa will add 1 million square feet of new retail, cultural, educational, and entertainment space at the street-level, as well as 12.9 acres of new and enhanced park and public gathering places.

Water Street Tampa will host two new hotels with over 650 new rooms, including the city’s first 5-star hotel. A $40 million renovation to the existing Marriott Waterside is also planned.

The University of South Florida will relocate the Morsani College of Medicine and Health Heart Institute to Water Street Tampa, opening to students in the fall of 2019.

Water Street Tampa will set a new standard for wellness and sustainability as the world’s first WELL-certified community under the WELL Community Standard.

Water Street Tampa is a vibrant vision for the future of our city and for the 23,000+ people who live, work, study, and visit Tampa Bay each day.

https://waterstreettampa.com/





It's like a much larger Shipyards, but real!

It is not real yet. But they have Vinik pouring a lot of money into it especially to get the JW Marriott done. The only other added component that is DEFINITELY happening is the new USF campus/med school downtown (HEY UNF, time to grow). There is nothing particularly special about their plan other than that and some of the momentum they already had in Channelside and having a convention center that attracts people downtown every weekend along with the arena.

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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2018, 02:28:36 PM »
Crazy how much Midtown Atlanta continues to grow.

Saw a new urban Whole Foods (with rooftop terrace) going up on 14th.



https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/2/7/16983986/midtown-atlanta-whole-foods-icon-construction

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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
A Jacksonville developer just broke ground on a $1 billion dollar urban, mixed-use development... in Sarasota.

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Jacksonville-based GreenPointe starts work on $1 billion Sarasota project


It’s the first urban, mixed-use project for master developer.

by: Daily Record Staff

Four years after buying a 15-acre waterfront site in downtown Sarasota for $27 million, Jacksonville-based GreenPointe Communities LLC’s  infrastructure work is underway on the project.

The $1 billion mixed-use Quay Sarasota Waterfront District will comprise about 700 residences, 175 hotel rooms and more than 200,000 square feet of office and retail space.

“It’s been a little more than three years in the making to get us to this day,” said GreenPointe Communities President Grady Miars at a May 23 groundbreaking. “This site provides an excellent opportunity to do what we think we do well, which is create a sense of place.”

Miars said GreenPointe is concerned that the economy might turn down before the project is complete, but that the Quay’s “grid system” should buffer against recession.

“The block plan that we’ve developed for the property allows us to do infrastructure work and bring projects on incrementally, if necessary,” he said. “So if the economy were to slow down at some point, we also could slow down our pace of development there.”

Miars said the project — GreenPointe’s first urban, mixed-use development following a series of single-family communities around the state — likely won’t reach build-out until 2023 or as late as 2025.

The groundbreaking initiates the start of water, sewer and utility construction including a storm treatment vault and basic road structure that will serve the Quay Sarasota Waterfront District and the Sarasota Downtown Bayfront District.

“Since acquiring the property, we have been working with Sarasota city leaders to design and create a sense of place that will make a lasting contribution to the Sarasota community,” Miars said in a news release.

GreenPointe Communities is collaborating with students from Sarasota’s Booker High School STEM program on the project.

The goal is to provide students real-world experience in the planning, design and construction of the development.

GreenPointe Communities in  Northeast Florida include TrailMark and EvenTide in St. Johns County and Amelia Walk in Fernandina Beach.

In August, GreenPointe purchased 188 acres in northwest Clay County to build a 500-home master-planned community called GreyHawk.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/jacksonville-based-greenpointe-starts-work-on-dollar1-billion-sarasota-project

Ritz-Carlton just signed on to build an 18-story condo tower within the development.