Project Status Report

Project Status Report








Hilton Garden Inn

Kanji Inc.

Dilip Kanji, Pres.

Steve Michelini

(813) 837-6292

90 room hotel, restaurant and conference rooms

Vacant block bounded by Palm & 9th Avenues between 18th & 17th Streets



Open: 7/99

Centro Ybor

Steiner & Assoc. & The Sembler Company

Jay Miller

(813) 242-4314

210,000+ s.f. retail/ entertainment complex with 20 screen Muvico theater

Historic Centro Espanol Building on 7th and adjacent property from 7th to 9th and between 15th and 17th Streets



Open: 10/5/00

Office Development Project

K & K Development

Alan Kahana

(813) 248-3709

14,000 s.f. 2-story building with office space

Vacant parcel, s.w. corner of 9th Avenue and 18th Street



Open: 8/00

HCC Public Services Technical Building

Hillsborough Community College

Dr. Lois Gaston

(813) 253-7755

77,400 s.f. college expansion for classrooms, staff offices, courtroom, and forensic lab to support the 22 annual police, corrections and fire academies.

Vacant block bounded Palm & 9th Ave., 16th & 17th Streets



Open: 10/99

The Park at Ybor City (Apartment/ Retail Complex)

Camden Subsidiary Inc.

David Kubin

(813) 639-9333 ext.26

462 upscale apartments with approx. 10,000 s.f. commercial

Five vacant blocks north of Palm Avenue from 18th & 21st Streets



Open: 11/01

Centro Ybor Parking Garage

City of Tampa

David Vaughn

(813) 274-8568

1205 space parking garage, 5 stories

Vacant block south of 6th Ave between 15th and 16th Streets



Open: 3/10/00


City of Tampa & HART

Thomas Capell

(813) 274-8333

Fixed-rail electric streetcar

Route from 8th Ave in Ybor City via Channel District to Downtown



Open: 10/19/02

Chiller Plant

TECO BGA Limited

Ralph Bosek

(813) 960-3399

Advanced District Cooling System for Ybor City

Located at 16th Street and Palm Avenue (southside)



Open: 1997

Centennial Park South Entry

City of Tampa

Public Works

James Jackson

(813) 274-7933

Construction of a new south entrance to the park with addition of Nick Nuccio Statue

Centennial Park, 1800 block of 8th Avenue between 17th and 18th Street


($55,000 public funds and $50,000 privately riased to fund statue


Open: 10/22/99

Las Casitas Project

DOT, City of Tampa, and

Ybor City Museum Society

Mary Alvarez

(813) 873-8571

Relocation and renovation of 5 casitas from other city owned sites and north of I-4

East side of  19th Street between 8th and 9th Aves and one east  of the Ybor State Museum


COMPLETE: Phase I: Relocate Bunker Building 1/99

Phase II: Complete FDOT moved 5 casitas 1/02-1/03. 

7th Avenue Streetscape

City of Tampa & EDA

James Jackson

(813) 274-8773

Washingtonia Palms, colored pavers and street furniture

10 block project along 7th Ave



Open: 9/00.


7th Ave Gateway

City of Tampa & EDA

James Jackson

(813) 274-8773

Landmark brick and stucco gateway that spans the street spelling out Ybor City

East side of 7th Avenue and Nick Nuccio Parkway



Unveiling: 1/26/00

Palm Avenue Gateway


Santos Rodriguez

(813) 274-7970

Obelisk gateway structure, compatible in design to 7th Avenue Gateway

Median of Palm Avenue, east of Nebraska Avenue



Unveiling: 7/27/99

District Signage

City of Tampa & Economic Development Administration

Scott Shaw
(813) 274-8644

Debbie Herrington
(813) 274-8330

Brenda Thrower
(813) 274-7936

District signage program that includes overhead signs, destination signs, street name and parking signs, and kiosks.

Throughout Ybor City Business District

Phase I: $50,000

Phase II: $220,000

Phase III:

Phase IV:
$50,000 (sign inventory)



Phase I (overhead signs): Installed 2000

Phase II: (Parking, Destination, Street name):
Installed 2002

Phase III: (remaining overhead signs): 2003

Phase IV:  Consultant 50% complete 


Lee Stuiso
(813) 555-5000

Major Office Development Project located on the nine vacant acres behind the Centro Asturiano on Nebraska Ave, between 7th & 9th Avenues

128,000 s.f. office development to house 359 employees,with a restaurant and fitness center.

$30 million



Palm Avenue
Parking Garage

HCC/City of Tampa

David Vaughn

(813) 274-8568

City of Tampa

1500 Space Parking Garage jointly developed by the City of Tampa and HCC Board of Trustees

Corner of Nick Nuccio and Palm Avenue, adjacent to Ybor Square on the existing surface parking lots

$15 million


Open: July 2002

The Don Vincente de Ybor Inn

Jack Shiver

Jack Shiver
(813) 922-0094

(813) 248-9563

Renovation of the 20,000 s.f. Gonzalez Clinic building into a 16 room luxury hotel with restaurant and bistro

Southeast corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue, across from Ybor Square

$1.7 million


Restaurant Open: 5/00

Hotel and Bistro Open: 10/00

Ybor Square Renovation

ZOM Development Corporation

Scott Smith
(407) 644-6300

Danielle Kiely
(813) 250-0622


80,000 s.f. revovation of historic Ybor Square (total = 93,839 s.f.) from mixed use to office development

The building sits on one city block located between 13th Street and Republic de Cuba and 8th & 9th Avenues.

$10 million


Open: June 2001

Custom Built Office Spaces  60 day turn key

Florida Brewery

Tampa Florida Brewery Ltd

Dale Swope

45,000 s.f. Office development involving the renovation of the historic Florida Brewery building (1897) and new construction

Located on 5th Avenue between Nick Nuccio Parkway and 13th Street

$5.2 million


Open: 8/01

Las Palmas de Ybor

Albert Decobo

Susan Noriega/Bill Shutte

Coldwell Banker


New Construction of 16 condominiums (930 s.f.) in Ybor south area

Located at 17th St. and 4th Avenue

$2 million


Open: 4/01

Ybor StationU.S. Postal ServiceBetty Bailey
Rich Rome
Tampa Postmaster
New construction of Ybor Station, a 18,000 office to replace the one that burned down May 2000 Located at 19th Street and 12th Avenue, northeast corner $2.25 millionUC

Design approval plans completed 3/03

Groundbreaking Summer 2003

Project Completed by Fall 2004

The Ybor MarketDarrell Shaw
John Babbitt
RBK Architects
Construction of The Ybor Market, a 1 story (3798 s.f.) plus mezzanine (546 s.f.) building to include a Subway restaurant and two other retail tennantsLocated at 7th Avenue and 17th Street, northwest corner$Complete

Fall 2003

McDonalds RestaurantMcDonalds Corporation

Jim Kurts

Scott Purdy
New construction of McDonalds restaurant on site of former Hardees RestaurantSouth of I-4 between 21st and 22nd Streets$ TBACOMPLETE

Opened June 2004

Children's Board of Hillsborough County New OfficeChildren's Board of HCBuddy Davis
Construction of a new two story, 30,000 s.f. office building with parking.  Relocating from 8th Avenue and 13th StreetPalm Avenue, just east of Nebraska Avenue on the northside$4.6 million
(land acquisition plus project)

Opened: May 2004
Hampton Inn Hotel The Clarkson CompanyBob Froman
The Clarkson Co.

Michael English
New construction of a 139 room hotel in the historic district Located at the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 13th Street$12 millionUC

Estimated Completion Date:  12/2004

The Blue Ribbon project

The PENET Land Group

Roland Penetsdorfer

4615 Gulf Blvd, Suites 104-145, St. Petersburg, FL 33706

Ken Kroger, Architect

(813) 247-1333

Approximately 70,000 s.f. high tech entertainment center built on the former site of the historic Blue Ribbon Grocery Store that burned down August 11th. 

Located at the southwest corner of 15th Street and 7th Avenue

$20 million



Academy Prep Center of Tampa
(former V.M. Ybor School) 
Academy Prep Center of TampaPaul Whiting
Renovation of the historic V.M. Ybor School to a middle school for at risk youths, 120 capacity1407 Columbus Avenue, north of I-4 between Republic de Cuba and 15th Street.COMPLETE

Opened Fall 2003

GTE Federal Credit Union Headquarters/ Processing CenterGTE Federal Credit Union/ City of TampaFred Meyer, City of Tampa 
(813) 274-7954
Approx. 220,000 s.f. office development on 10 acre site employing 325 people.West of  Nebraska and south of Henderson Avenue, east of I-275
$12 million

Closing: Spring 2003

Summer 2004 YCDCCurrent Public & Major Private Projects