The waterfront luxury rentals will be developed by Related Group, a Miami real estate
development firm known to many in the Tampa area for its waterfront residential project
on the site of the former Tampa Tribune headquarters. Daniel says an unnamed “Top-10
national builder” is also coming onboard to construct the community. Pricing for the
residential units is yet to be determined.
Daniel expects brisk development efforts on the Westshore Marina District.
“You’ll be surprised how quickly this moves,” he says. “We don’t have 1,750 of the same
residential units — we’re mixing it up to have townhomes, condo towers, retail and
restaurants, so there will be demand for what we’re building.”
BTI Partners closed on the land deal in early February 2017 and expects to begin
construction on the marina community soon.
“People will be able to drive into the community and see landscaping within eight
months,” Daniel says. “Construction begins on luxury rental units in early to mid 2018.”
A build-out date is not specified, but Daniels says the community will be constructed in
phases and is expected to reach completion quickly.
“We’re hoping the growth expands into the surrounding area,” Daniel says. “We want
this to be the first thing people see as they drive into Tampa along the Gandy Bridge from
Tampa is a prime community with a fantastic waterfront, he says, but currently lacks
abundant waterfront access.
“It’s surprising given how much water surrounds the Tampa area and yet there aren’t as
many places to enjoy it as you might expect,” he remarks. Daniel says Westshore Marina
District will help provide more opportunities for locals to live, shop and play near the
area’s beautiful bay shoreline.
“We like Tampa very much,” he says, referring to BTI’s recent emergence in the Tampa
Bay area. “We’re here to stay.”