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‘All-star’ design teams named for $3 billion Water Street Tampa project

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Design teams were named Tuesday for Water Street Tampa, the much-touted plan for the city’s Channelside area from Jeff Vinik‘s Strategic Property Partners and Bill Gates‘ asset management firm Cascade Investment. The group also released a new conceptual illustrated video that shows how the district will come together over the next few years along the Tampa waterfront.

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Jeff Vinik Channelside project has now become a $3 billion plan – and won’t include Bay Plaza complex

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The master plan devised by Jeff Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners and Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment to revitalize the Channelside region of Tampa was originally designed as a 40-acre, billion-dollar plan when it was first unveiled in December of 2014. Then it went up to $2 billion. Speaking to the board of Port Tampa on Tuesday, SPP CEO James Nozar revealed that the investment has now grown to $3 billion and 53 acres, and  its footprint has now expanded to between six…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.15.16 – No Tebowing in Cleveland

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Bad news for folks who were psyched that Tim Tebow was announced on Thursday to be a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Like Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady before him, Tebow became the latest (former) pro quarterback who has disavowed any intentions that he would be speaking at Donald Trump’s party next week. “My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible. And if one day that’s in the…

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Tampa City Council moves forward on underground chiller for Jeff Vinik’s Channelside project

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The Tampa City Council has given its first approval to an ordinance granting Channelside developer Jeff Vinik a non-exclusive franchise agreement to use public streets, alleys, highways and other public places to begin laying underground pipes to construct a chilled water distribution plant. The plant would be built underground and used to provide air-conditioning for all of the developments to be built on the 40 acres of land that Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners (SPP) and Cascade Investments will use for…

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Adam Putnam says global trends favor Florida’s agricultural brand

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Adam Putnam says that new trade opportunities has historically had a negative impact on Florida agriculture, but a confluence of events is setting up the state to play a major role in feeding the world in the future. “Put very simply, by 2050 we will have 10 billion mouths to feed on Planet Earth,” the state’s Agricultural Commissioner said Wednesday in Tampa. “The only way to meet the demands of that population will be through productivity and yield gains in agriculture.…

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