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Bob McDonaugh, Economic Development Administrator
(813) 274-8245
City of Tampa Releases Request for Proposals for the - Classic Federal Courthouse in Downtown
Tampa, FL November 8, 2011 - The City of Tampa released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the acquisition (long-term lease) and redevelopment of the Classic Federal Courthouse, located on North Florida Avenue in the heart of the Central Business District. The RFP specifically targets a hotel development.

"This is an excellent opportunity to re-energize one of downtown's grand historic buildings," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "A luxury hotel in this building would be a magnet that not only illustrates quality urban design and function, but will also serve to stimulate additional growth in the neighborhood."

The elegant Beaux-Arts style building was completed in 1905 and features stone, marble, three-story columns, towering windows, and oak trim throughout. The building was first used as a post office and customs house, and then as a federal courthouse from 1984 to 1998. The building has Local Historic Landmark designation and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

To obtain a copy of the RFP package, please visit the City of Tampa website at www.tampagov.net/economicdevelopment. All interested parties are invited to submit proposals no later than 4 p.m. on December 8, 2011 to the City of Tampa Purchasing Department, located at 306 East Jackson Street, second floor, Tampa, Florida 33602.

For additional information, please contact Economic Development Administrator Bob McDonaugh at (813) 274-8245 or via email at Bob.McDonaugh@tampagov.net.

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