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Old March 27th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #61
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The final nail in the coffin for Kennedy.
It could be much worse. We could have nothing but walls along the north end of Kennedy for 15 blocks.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #62
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^And the difference for peds/drivers between a fence and a wall is... ?

I love how the UT people keep calling their campus a 'gateway'... Only in Tampa can a large swath of land surrounded by an imposing iron fence be billed as a 'gateway'.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #63
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Part of the UT release of what TPAMAN posted:

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Ronald Vaughn, UT president, said the addition of lacrosse teams and the demand for intramurals, as well as the increasing need for academic and athletic space, necessitates the development. He added that the University will eventually build academic buildings on the site of the existing intramural field on campus.

“This project will give us more flexibility and green space into the future, and allow for academic expansion,” Vaughn said.

The field is planned to be artificial turf. A custom fence, similar to the one along UT’s current campus bordering Kennedy Boulevard, will be erected, as will a high net to keep athletic balls from disrupting traffic. The new facility would be consistent with UT’s design and use standards that have already taken place on campus and on Kennedy Boulevard, and would provide an appealing entry into Tampa’s downtown.
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I love how the UT people keep calling their campus a 'gateway'... Only in Tampa can a large swath of land surrounded by an imposing iron fence be billed as a 'gateway'.
Now with bonus nets!
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #64
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Nothing says "welcome to Tampa" like having your windshield smashed by a foul ball.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #65
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By JOSH POLTILOVE | The Tampa Tribune
Published: February 09, 2012
Updated: February 09, 2012 - 2:52 PM
The former site of the Valencia Garden restaurant is becoming a residence hall for the University of Tampa.

For the second time in recent weeks, the University of Tampa has announced plans to add onto its campus along Kennedy Boulevard.
University-owned buildings vacated by two Kennedy businesses west of campus will be demolished, making way for future construction, a UT release states.
Complete Auto Remarketing Specialist at 1107 W. Kennedy was knocked down Wednesday, and Olin Mott Tire at 1119 W. Kennedy will be destroyed in coming days, UT spokesman Eric Cardenas said.
The university did not disclose plans for the sites.
"We haven't announced anything because plans may change and we have to get various approvals from the city," Cardenas said.
No timeline for construction was immediately available.
"We have needs for certain things for campus – for co-curricular space, for residence hall space, for academic space," Cardenas said. "We're hoping to use the properties that we own to fill those needs."
Future construction will be consistent with UT's design standards "and would provide an appealing entry into Tampa's downtown," the release states.
In late January the university announced it was about to build the largest-ever residence hall on campus at another site along Kennedy. The residence hall will help meet an increasing demand for student housing, university officials said.
Slated for completion in August 2013, the $38 million structure will be 11 stories high and accommodate 523 students. The building will be on land where the iconic Valencia Garden restaurant once stood.
Site preparation is under way, and the building should begin to go up in April.
The construction comes during a time of record-breaking enrollment at UT. The private university's student body of 6,738 has quadrupled in the past 17 years, and 65 percent of its full-time students live on campus.
All the buildings were demolished and the site was pretty torn up and fenced in when I drove by last week.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #66
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I saw it as well a few days ago. They seemed to be going full tilt on it. And at eleven floors, it must be the tallest amongst all the other dorms around there. I personally think the dorms are all kinda blah. Not the best entrance view going into DT. But it could be worse.
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Old April 14th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #67
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Urso Hall is also 11 floors.

And yeah, that stretch of Kennedy is a mess right now.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #68
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How's the new dorm coming along? I haven't been around there in a long time. Also, does anyone know what is being built on DM & Spruce? They demolished the ABC liquor store and now they are building something new. There is a sign that says "Coming Soon". Also, further up DM south of the hospital a three story building is going up. Sorry, I didn't think a new thread had to be open for this.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #69
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How's the new dorm coming along? I haven't been around there in a long time. Also, does anyone know what is being built on DM & Spruce? They demolished the ABC liquor store and now they are building something new. There is a sign that says "Coming Soon". Also, further up DM south of the hospital a three story building is going up. Sorry, I didn't think a new thread had to be open for this.
I believe they're building a Chase bank.
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Yep.
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Old June 16th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #71
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I believe they're building a Chase bank.
Thanks. How about the new dorm?
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Thanks. How about the new dorm?
Coming along, they're several stories vertical.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #73
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Coming along, they're several stories vertical.
Thanks for the update.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #74
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http://216.174.21.143/

I'm pretty sure that the building in the back is the U/C dorm building.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #75
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They're working on the fourth story of the new dorms now.
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About the new dorm, when I saw it the other day it looked huge imo and they still have four more floors to go. Maybe it's because it's on the corner that it looks so big.
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About the new dorm, when I saw it the other day it looked huge imo and they still have four more floors to go. Maybe it's because it's on the corner that it looks so big.
Agreed. It's also quite close to the sidewalk/street which adds to its apparent size. Too bad the bottom floor won't be public, but considering its use I don't think that was ever on the table.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #78
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The new dorm building was topped off and they had the poles up for what I can only believe is for the netting for the lacrosse field when I drove by yesterday. Which of course, looks great...

I must say, the Oxford Exchange is a huge success and would highly support for being the project of the year.
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The new dorm building was topped off and they had the poles up for what I can only believe is for the netting for the lacrosse field when I drove by yesterday. Which of course, looks great...

I must say, the Oxford Exchange is a huge success and would highly support for being the project of the year.
And Oxford is doing quite well

http://www2.tbo.com/news/business/20...enj-ar-578614/
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The new dorm building was topped off and they had the poles up for what I can only believe is for the netting for the lacrosse field when I drove by yesterday. Which of course, looks great...

I must say, the Oxford Exchange is a huge success and would highly support for being the project of the year.
Yea, the UT lacrosse netting already looks horrible and the net itself and the typical UT fence isn't even up yet. I don't really know what I was expecting, perhaps something more discrete, but surly wasn't expecting for it to look like this.

Oxford Exchange is amazing already been there a handful of times, certainly a gem for the City of Tampa and architecturally it's stunning. However, I find the food to be a bit pricy for the quantity you actually get, but I guess the prices fit in with the surrounding demographics so I doubt they will change them. Also I really think they need to expand the hours, closing at 5ish just baffles me, especially when you have 7,000 UT students right at your doorstep. And Sunday , why are they closed on Sunday?

But they are already expanding so that is good news!!
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