Vinik’s billion-dollar neighborhood in downtown Tampa will be designed as a place that fosters innovation

The urban planning consultants Jeff Vinik has hired to finesse the details of his billion-dollar development in downtown Tampa see their charge as creating more than a neighborhood — it’s about economic development.

The planners will determine the specifics of the vision the Tampa Bay Lightning owner unveiled in December — everything from road and sidewalk widths to building heights, storefront spaces and the placement of tree benches. The sum of those details, they say, are what creates a walkable… …read more