Dawn of a new city in downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa isn’t a thriving 24/7 neighborhood yet — but the numbers are trending that way.

Vacancies are down across every sector of commercial real estate in the city center, and prices are creeping up to the point that could justify new construction.

Residential development, urban renewal experts say, is the foundation of a thriving downtown. It creates a customer base for the retail and restaurants that make a neighborhood a destination, and a tax base to fund amenities like parks and… …read more