The Tampa Bay Times had an interesting story today about Port Tampa Bay's grand vision to transform the waterfront on the city's east side. A closer look at the plan reveals plans to build two 75-story towers. That's taller than any building in Tampa Bay by a longshot.
Here's an excerpt:
Great question to ask. But remember, this is a long view plan. And it's one of two major plans for that area. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik also has a bold plan for live/work/play space in the Channelside district that he's committed to.
How will it play out? As a 33-year resident of Tampa Bay, I've seen plenty of renaissance projects: Ybor City, Hyde Park (more than once) and downtown St. Petersburg, to name a few. I'm keeping up my hopes that this will be great for real estate in Tampa and beyond.
If nothing else, it brought back memories of the amazing Towering Inferno movie from the '70s. Remember that? If not, check this out: