Straz Center unveils $100 million waterfront master plan

The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled the conceptual phase of its master plan for the waterfront — a plan that could create an iconic gathering spot for Tampa.
The Straz Center is preparing a request for proposals for a feasibility study. President and CEO Judy Lisi said the goal is to have the feasibility study — which could identify funding sources — wrapped up by the end of the year.
The redevelopment is slated to cost $65 million to $100 million, funded through public and private sources. The conceptual plan includes the following:
·                  The creation of a Grand Terrace that "flows" to the riverfront
·                  Expansion of the Patel Conservatory
·                  Reinventing and enlarging the Silbiger Lobby in Morsani Hall
·                  Adding a multipurpose events center to accommodate growth in food and beverage
"We wanted something fresh and new exciting to represent Tampa,” Lisi said while presenting the new renderings on Tuesday morning.
Lisi said that while the Straz has presented its plans to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the group hasn't talked public funding with him. She said the Straz will explore several options for funding, including money from the state, city and county.
From Tampa Business Journal

Trenton H. Cotney
Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer
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Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606


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