There is a development boom happening in the city of Tampa. Hillsborough River Realty Company (HRRC) looks to capitalize on the immense growth in the city with their proposal for Lafayette Place, a massive mixed-use development totaling about 1.7 million square feet. The company wishes to develop the concept on three parcels of land.
Two 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.
The name, Lafayette Place, pays homage to the Lafayette Bridge, which was the first general traffic bridge across the Hillsborough River. The name was changed to Kennedy Boulevard Bridge in 1963.
HRRC will create three complementary structures. Lafayette Tower will include office, hotel and retail uses. Lafayette Parkview will provide high-end residential homes, retail and park. Lafayette Central will offer high-end residences, retail and parking. A sky bridge will connect Lafayette Tower with Parkview. Lafayette Place will expand the Riverwalk along the west bank of the Hillsborough River.
“Lafayette Place is an exciting, thoughtfully planned and attractively designed mixed-use development that will significantly impact the future of Downtown Tampa,” said John Avlon, President of Hillsborough River Realty Company.