The roadway and infrastructure work, set to begin in late summer 2016, is part of a larger, master planned development in southern downtown Tampa. Once all phases of the development are completed, there will be up to 9,000,000 square feet of new commercial, residential, educational, entertainment, cultural and retail space with a total investment exceeding $2 billion.
Roadwork and Infrastructure Improvements
Overall, the phased redevelopment intends to create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of office, residential, hotel, educational, entertainment, cultural and retail uses. Included within the development, the University of South Florida will construct the future home of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute. Integrating principals of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, and wellness, the project strives to become a world-class development.
The land assemblage of the developer, Strategic Property Partners, has enabled the City of Tampa to undertake long-awaited and necessary improvements to the street grid, allowing for an improved vehicular traffic network and providing significant accommodations for both pedestrians and cyclists. In addition, critical infrastructure, including new water, stormwater, and wastewater pipes, will be installed to support area redevelopment.
- Conversion of Channelside Drive from a 1-way into a 2-way roadway between S. Morgan St. & S. Meridian Ave.
- Extension of Old Water St. creating a new north-south connection
- New water, sewer, storm water & technology infrastructure
- Infrastructure to support a centralized cooling facility
- New on-street parking spaces & bike lanes
- Wide sidewalks with street trees & planter boxes
- Improved street & sidewalk lighting
What's included in the roadway and infrastructure improvements?
feet of new water pipe to be installed
number of new traffic signals
feet of roadway to be resurfaced