Remaking the Marina
At the foot of the Tampa Bay Spanning Grandy Bridge, Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners has unveiled a $600-million plus master plan for Westshore Marina District, which will cover 32 acres – and 1.5 miles of waterfront – with new luxury condo towers, a hotel, a quarter-million square feet of retail and office space and more than 200 new boat slips. A previous attempt to redevelop the marina area collapsed during the recession, but BTI’s plan seems to have some steam. The company has in recent months sold off parcels to Related Group, Bainbridge Cos. and Lennar’s WCI communities. BTI is keeping one prime waterfront tract where it plans a 112-unit condo tower.