The development company, Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP) unveiled their Vision Plan for Tampa's New Waterfront District to an audience of over 400 guests and members of the press at the Waterside Marriott. Prepared for SPP by a design team led by Urban Design Associates (UDA), the new district will include: a new USF health campus, new residential, offices, retail, restaurants, hotels, and an expanded waterfront park. Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted the event that included presentations by the mayor and members of the development team.
When I write about a particular square in some inspiring place, I’m not saying we should stamp 5-story buildings on squares all across the landscape. I’m reaffirming that a sense of enclosure can provide a feeling of comfort and satisfaction.