1 | Midtown Westshore
    Midtown Westshore, announced earlier this year, is slated to be a half-billion dollar project by The Bromley Companies. The project consists of 1.8 million-square-feet and includes 240,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space; 750,000 square feet of Class A office space; and a 225-room boutique hotel, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Plans are set for the project to start breaking ground as early as 2019, boasting the increase of walkability the project would bring between downtown Tampa and the Westshore Business District. Planned to feature restaurants, hotels, retail and entertainment venues, the project is a highly anticipated addition to the Westshore area. Nearby, ICON’s Westshore Village community residents already have the experience of high walkability with restaurants, the International Plaza Mall, and various hotels within walking distance, and the Midtown Westshore will help to increase that.
    2 | Westshore Marina District
    A bit closer to ICON’s other Tampa community, The Exchange at Westshore, is the Westshore Marina District development. According to the Westshore Marina District website, the Marina is “a stunning new master-planned community overlooking one of the largest and most impressive yacht basins on Tampa Bay,” and also has plans to be around 52 acres. The development is set to host a variety of private clubs, public parks, and of course a deep water marina. The Marina is hoping to increase walkability in the area as well as connect surrounding communities such as the Westshore District, Ybor City, and the Hyde Park area. WTSP News reported the Marina will even be offering a new water taxi service connecting the Westshore area to downtown St. Pete and downtown Tampa. Developed by BTI Partners, the project is scheduled to be completed by 2020 with ground breaking commencing fall of 2018.
    3 | Water Street
    Water Street will be the largest development added to downtown Tampa in the last 20 years with a budget of $3 billion. The 53-acre site, being developed by Strategic Property Partners, has already broke ground but is expected to take more than 8 years to develop. The site, featuring hotels, a collaboration with USF, waterfront entertainment, residential suites, retail space, and much more hopes to reshape the downtown waterfront and add to the vibrancy of they city. The first round of Water Street openings should start happening around 2027.
Other smaller developments have completed around the Tampa Bay area such as the new Armature Works in Tampa Heights, and larger projects are still to come such as the new Tampa Bay Rays baseball stadium in Ybor City. What do you think of the recent developments hoping to reshape the city of Tampa?