Watch as SPP razes a portion of Channelside Bay Plaza to make way for a waterfront park
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Strategic Property Partners took down the southwestern wing of Channelside Bay Plaza on Wednesday morning, marking a major milestone for Water Street Tampa, SPP's $3 billion, mixed-use district.
The demolition is another sign of progress for Water Street, which is 50 acres in downtown Tampa, including the Channelside property. The University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine downtown campus, another anchor of Water Street, is under construction across the street from the plaza.
SPP, the real estate development company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, has also been working to fill the plaza's storefront facing Channelside Drive with office tenants, including Suffolk Construction and the Tampa Bay WaVE, an incubator for startups.
Permits filed with the city of Tampa show a job cost for the demolition of $150,000. Click through the photos to see the razing of the southwest wing.