At the sold out StimULI breakfast on August 3rd at the Birchwood in St. Petersburg, speakers discussed and debated the “secret sauce” of creating, designing, and developing a district. Speakers included: Chris Steinocher, City of St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Alan DeLisle: City of St. Petersburg Richie Hughes, Clear ph Tim Clemmons, MESH Architecture Jonathan Daou, Eastman Equity As reported in a Tampa Bay Times column by Robert Trigaux: “It was a lively chat with some genuine insights and ambitions. How, for example, can the city spread downtown’s success out … Read More
ULI Tampa Bay recently completed a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to address a critical neighborhood need for the transformational South St. Petersburg community. The panel was sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg and the property owner, Brixmor Property Group to explore current and future opportunities for Skyway Plaza, an underutilized neighborhood retail center located in the southernmost portion of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. A group of ULI experts was assembled with expertise in development, market analysis, neighborhood planning and design for an intensive two-day workshop to address … Read More
ULI Tampa Bay Welcomes New Chair – Barry Karpay! Barry is Vice President of Land Acquisition for CalAtlantic Group a new company created when Standard Pacific Homes and Ryland Homes merged on October 1, 2015. His responsibilities include pursuing diverse land and lot positions throughout the Tampa Bay area. This year marks Barry’s 40th year in real estate development. His work includes land acquisition and development for residential communities, and custom homebuilding. He joined Westfield Homes in 2001which was acquired by Standard Pacific in 2002. In 2010 the company changed … Read More
The Realizing Resilience report, a product of a partnership between ULI Tampa Bay and the City of St. Petersburg was recently featured in the online Urban Land newsletter. By: Archana Pyati A coastal population center of more than 3 million people, Florida’s Tampa Bay region is among North America’s most vulnerable to climate change. Sea-level rise and a shallow continental shelf make the area susceptible to flooding and dangerous storm surges during hurricane season. More than half of the population lives within ten feet (3 m) above sea level, putting … Read More
On Tuesday, March 21st ULI Tampa Bay took 50 people on a hot projects tour of downtown Sarasota. Tour stops included: Kolter’s Westin/Vue Project Greenpointe’s ‘The Quay’ project Bayfront 2020 Rosemary District Kolter’s ‘The Mark’ project the Aloft Thanks to tour sponsors Greenpointe, Kolter, HoytArchitects, Stantec and Williams Parker for making it happen!
Encore Tampa was recently chosen to be featured as a prominent ULI Case Study, which showcases innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development. Encore is a mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of what had been public housing just north of downtown Tampa, Florida, developed by a partnership between a housing authority and a bank-owned community development corporation. Encore currently comprises four apartment buildings with a total of 662 units of housing, 559 of which are affordable to seniors and family households with low incomes. At full buildout, the LEED … Read More
ULI Tampa Bay received a $20,000 grant to provide technical assistance to the City of St. Petersburg, Florida on improving climate resilience from ULI’s Urban Resilience Program, supported by the Kresge Foundation. As a coastal peninsula, the City is uniquely vulnerable to environmental disasters such as severe storms and storm surge flooding, coastal flooding, hurricanes, sea level rise, and high heat events. The City recently committed resources to a planning effort focused on climate action and resiliency and looked to ULI for guidance on economic development and social equity strategies … Read More
At the sold-out StimULI Breakfast on December 1st, attendees heard about the role of urban parks and the effects transformative urban open spaces can have on neighborhoods and cities. The panel discussion was moderated by David Conner of David Connor + Associates, and included Cary Hirschtein of HR&A Advisors, Matt Davis of Strategic Property Partners, and Jason Jensen of Wannamacher Jensen Architects. Cary spoke to the group about the catalytic force of parks and open space and their ability to effect the economic development of a city or a region. … Read More
At the sold out October StimULI breakfast, attendees heard about the latest trends in residential amenities from Jay Curran of Crescent Communities, Jay Tallman of Ascentia Group and Tony Squitieri of Taylor Morrison. Curran said location is fundamental to a project’s success, including the amenities available right outside the front door. As reported in the Business Journal, Crescent keeps investing in downtown Tampa– equating the consistent job and population growth to increased demand for apartments. Crescent Westshore opened on September 1st with 374 units and planned Crescent Riverwalk will add … Read More
We’re growing! ULI Tampa Bay closed fiscal year 2016 in June with 356 members, an increase of 30% over the last year. Check out our annual report here.