Our Riverwalk is rapidly becoming a vibrant mix of business, entertainment and culture. It is thriving, not just by connecting important community assets from the Florida Aquarium to the Straz Performing Arts Center, but by creating a sense of place that energizes the entire downtown area, emerging as a destination in and of itself, and attracting economic investment.
Right now, there is another important forward move under consideration – more residential in the Center City. The project is called “Residences at the Riverwalk”— and we’d love to hear what you think!
What is the Residences at the Riverwalk?
The Residences is a high rise apartment building that would be constructed just west of the public library and south of the Performing Arts Center, about an acre away from the waterfront itself. This site could be a wonderful compliment to the Riverwalk, the Straz Center and the library.
What are the benefits of the project?
The Residences is aligned with the Center City Plan recommendations, bringing coveted downtown residential, ground floor retail and enhanced access to the waterfront. And, as importantly, it has also accommodated requests from the Straz Center and library including
- reconstruction of the cross bridge;
- additional parking;
- improvement of the street grid around both institutions; and
- construction of a new access and arrival pavilion for the Straz Center based on its own specifications.
Further, the Residences on the Riverwalk will donate $1 million dollars to the Straz Center to use as they see fit for other needs they have.
What do you think?
PLEASE EMAIL City Council and Mayor Buckhorn and let them know what you think about the Residences on the Riverwalk.
City Council: email@example.com
The InVision Tampa Team