First Residential Tower at Water Street Revealed


A detailed look at the first residential tower planned for the Water Street Tampa neighborhood.

Located at the gateway to the Tampa Riverwalk, the two towers – one condominium and one rental – share a green roof with amenities for residents. A new full-service grocery store for Water Street Tampa and adjacent neighborhoods will be the heart of the retail in the building.

Located adjacent to the Amalie Arena, home of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay History Center, its location is the southern anchor of the neighborhood’s spine, Water Street, with its double lines of trees and vibrant retail.

The 21-story rental tower is perpendicular to Channelside Drive, while the 26-story condominium tower is angled towards the water, opening up views of both the waterfront and downtown Tampa.

Designed as sisters, the two towers share a green roof, designed by Miami-based landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, Inc., with shared amenities for residents. A pool for residents will top each tower.

The towers’ façade is defined by its exterior terraces, providing views of both the city’s skyline and waterfront while allowing residents to take advantage of the local climate. The exposed concrete structure with metal railings offers warm materiality, while angular shifts in the balcony planning provide dynamic texture. At the podium level, perforated metal screens shield the open-air parking and are subtly angled to catch the light and animate the façade.

Retail, anchored by a full-service grocery store, will line Water Street, Channelside Drive, and the Tampa Riverwalk activating the streetscape and drawing visitors from the surrounding neighborhoods.

Designed by KPF in partnership with award-winning interior design firm Cecconi Simone, the building will break ground in 2018 and open in late 2020.