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It'll probably be another Related project similar to what they did in Channelside. There was an article not too long ago stating they were looking at other projects for downtown. They would have the pockets to pay more than the asking price. I wonder if there is anyway for the city to force a denser or project with more height? Zoning?
 

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I know someone is going to come along with this being better than parking lots, property owners rights, etc.. it just really sucks that right when we appear to be getting some momentum going, something like this comes along and slams on the brakes.
I too was excited when I first read the headline, I was hoping it would read something like this, "a developer with a long and proven track record is under contract to purchase the long vacant Denholtz property. The initial plans are to take advantage of the Riverwalk's ongoing popularity and property location. They will begin phase one with a 300' tower and develop the remaining four towers in phases as the market dictates. Each tower will maximize the height allowed under current zoning with the developer already voicing they will approach the city to negotiate increase in exchange for opening up park space for the residents and open to the public. The developers promise to work with the adjacent property owners and city leaders to enhance the neighborhood, tie in the neighborhood to the surrounding areas, and continue to work to integrate the InVision Plan for Tampa."
I'll keep dreaming...
 

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I took some time to drive up and down the downtown core yesterday evening. These lots are one of the few close enough to the water to be developed as major multi-high rise projects. Yes, other downtowns have smaller four and five story buildings in neighborhoods or as you pointed out above, "mid town". No city in it's right mind would allow such a wasted opportunity right on a major public investment in it's waterfront.
I strongly believe the city should find a way to block this proposed development or buy the land itself to preserve for future opportunities.
Driving around there last night just made my position stronger on it. The politicians should take a breather and do the same.
 
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