It’s not just you. There seems to be a deluge of cranes hard at work on new towers, expansions, and construction projects across the Tampa Bay area.
We thought we’d dig into a few major projects to check on their progress — and recap one recently completed expansion. Hold onto your hard hats.
Tampa investor Darryl Shaw and KETTLER kicked off phase one of the massive Ybor City development’s construction this spring. Plans for the 50-acre mixed-use development (located between the Ybor Historic District and Channel District) include nearly 5,000 residential units (including 300+ affordable units), more than 140,000 sqft of retail space, and 500,000 sqft of office space.
Leaders expect to open the project’s first apartment complex in 2024.
The Residences at 400 Central
You might remember hearing about St. Pete’s longest, continuous concrete pour last fall. Well, it was for this project’s foundation. Right now, construction is well on its way on the building’s lower floors. The 46-story luxe condo building will feature a glass-enclosed sky lounge, resort-style pool, theater, professional-grade gym, and dog walking course. The rough estimate for the tower’s completions is 2025, according to a spokesperson.
EDGE District tower
Last week, St. Pete city officials approved KETTLER’s, the same firm behind Gas Worx, plans for 1st Ave. N. tower. The group will replace the retail space, parking lot, and gym currently on the lot with a 21-story, 310-unit apartment tower.
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa leaders recently unveiled the Convention Center’s nearly 24,000 sqft expansion. The new meeting rooms + gathering space feature the signature Hillsborough River views. The project also revamped part of the Tampa Riverwalk with new ADA-approved ramps, LED lighting, and added a glitzy new sign.
St. Pete’s Skyway Marina District continues to see growth. The incoming Skyway Village project will redevelop the former Ceridian campus + include more than 2,000 apartments, 49,000 sqft of commercial space, and retail options like a Sprouts Farmers Market, according to St. Pete Rising.