Hillsborough River Realty Company Introduces Plans for “Lafayette Place”
A Premier Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Tampa
Tampa, FL - October 24, 2016 - Tampa-based real estate firm, Hillsborough River Realty Company (HRRC), is applying for a mixed-use development rezoning from the City of Tampa. The proposed mixed-use development is titled “Lafayette Place”, a name which recognizes the historical significance to the City of the Lafayette Street Bridge (the original bridge completed in 1889 was the first general traffic bridge across the Hillsborough River; its name was changed to Kennedy Boulevard Bridge in 1963).
HRRC, which has been doing business in Tampa for over 30 years, owns three strategic parcels totaling 6-acres. Two of the parcels are located on the southwest bank of the Hillsborough River and the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, intersected by Parker Street. The third parcel is proximately located in the nearby Grand Central District that is experiencing an exciting renaissance. The Lafayette Place mixed-use plan furthers the objectives of InVision Tampa, the City’s master plan for Tampa Center City that confirmed Mayor Buckhorn’s vision of the Hillsborough River as the center of a greater Downtown Tampa.
HRRC has enhanced its three-parcel development plan to provide for a community-building blend of residential, hotel, office, and retail uses. The mixed-use development will total approximately 1.7 million gross square feet and will benefit from the convenience of parking well in excess of requirements. The original plan contemplated a high-rise office tower with ancillary retail space and two 10-story parking structures devoted to the office tower.
Lafayette Place will offer three complementary 21st century structures. Lafayette Tower, with 355 linear feet of Hillsborough River frontage, will include office, hotel and retail uses. Lafayette Parkview will offer extraordinary high-end residential homes, retail, and parking. Lafayette Central will offer high-end residences, retail, and parking. For the convenience of residents, hotel guests, office tenants and visitors, a sky bridge will connect Lafayette Tower with Lafayette Parkview. And Lafayette Place will also expand the Riverwalk in an exciting, pedestrian friendly manner to the west bank of the Hillsborough River.
Lafayette Place will attract new companies, new residents, and many visitors to Downtown Tampa's waterfront, complementing exciting developments planned and underway east and west of the Hillsborough River and in the Grand Central District. Furthering the goals of the InVision Tampa master plan, Lafayette Place will provide high-end mixed-uses that will enhance the experience, and the value, of Tampa’s Center City and the Grand Central District for the new millennium.
Below are a location map and architectural renderings of Lafayette Place. Click photos to enlarge in new window.