Tampa’s lack of downtown living options could hurt your business

A string of abandoned storefronts on downtown Tampa’s North Franklin Street will give way this summer to a glitzy 23-story apartment tower, bringing potentially hundreds of residents to this largely unfrequented corner of the urban core.

At 360 apartments, the tower that Atlanta-based developer Carter is pursuing represents a fraction of the residential units in the works for downtown Tampa. And while Tampa seems headed for an urban construction boom, it’s still playing catch up to competitor… …read more