Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik is developing a 40-acre city district known as the world’s first health and wellness-focused district in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Jeff Vinik said last September that his vision for Tampa includes a walkable downtown that appeals to millennials and empty-nesters alike. The world’s first health and wellness-focused city district project in Tampa will bring more green space, low pollen trees, sound barriers and air quality monitoring to the area. The first major project for the $1 billion plan is the USF medical school facility and a new hotel next to Amalie Arena.
In addition to the USF medical school, the project includes a new 500-room hotel, an officer tower and 200,000-square feet of shopping and entertainment space and renovations to the Waterside Marriott hotel and Channelside Bay plaza.
The project is a partnership with investor and technology magnate Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment and real estate development company Delos.
Infrastructure work began last Fall near Amalie Arena and a groundbreaking is set for this year. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete within five years.
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Channelside Bay Plaza
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