Strategic Property Partners Breaks Ground on First Residential Building in $3B Water Street Tampa Project
TAMPA, FLA. — Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP) has broken ground on Water Street Tampa’s first residential building, 815 Water Street, in Tampa. In addition to 420 rental residences, the dual-tower project will feature new dining, grocery and shopping options. The two towers will rise 21 and 26 stories and each tower’s roof will include an outdoor pool, fitness center, community kitchen, bar and club lounge. 815 Water Street Tampa is expected to open in late 2020.
The two-tower project is part of SPP’s $3 billion mixed-use redevelopment, which will include more than 2 million square feet of office space; 1 million square feet of retail, cultural, educational and entertainment space; two new hotels totaling more than 650 rooms, including the city’s first five-star hotel; and the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute. SPP is a partnership between Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC.
The design team for 815 Water Street includes New York City-based architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Toronto-based interior designer Cecconi Simone and Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles Inc. This is KPF’s fifth project in Florida, but first in Tampa.