Grand Central Avenue Gets High-End Mixed-Use

Tampa’s Grand Central Avenue seems to have caught the redevelopment fever from the nearby industrial waterfront—a Boca Raton-based developer is preparing something big in the residential neighborhood southeast from the University of Tampa campus.
Altis Grand Central

Altis Grand Central

Tampa’s Grand Central Avenue seems to have caught the redevelopment fever from the nearby industrial waterfront—a Boca Raton-based developer is preparing something big in the residential neighborhood southeast from the University of Tampa campus. Altman Development’s multifamily and commercial/retail project is called Altis Grand Central. The new development will comprise close to 300 apartments and approximately 5,000 square feet of storefront commercial/retail space in two buildings.

The ground floor commercial/retail spaces will extend along a large portion of Grand Central Avenue, breaking only for the main resident lobby entrance. The project also calls for a parking garage that will provide easy access to visitors, customers and diners. Furthermore, the structure’s 9th floor will serve as a resident amenity deck that will feature a pool, spa, two-lane bowling alley, fitness club, wet and dry sauna, and a covered sky lounge area. Other amenities will include an elevated sun deck, a dog park and demonstration kitchen for special resident cooking events.

Altman Development is currently working through the zoning approvals with the City of Tampa. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016, with initial occupancy scheduled for summer 2017.