Introducing the first residences in 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.
“Creating a building that makes a person feel better by interacting with it was inspiring to explore. Wellness, and how the building is going to be built, is our focus – we integrate authentic materials and textures that are both super refined and rough, which will make this project look distinct and unique. The building also has an authentic connection to nature, making those who enter it feel better instantly.”
— Trent Tesch,
Design Principal, KPF
815 WATER STREET
The first residential component of Water Street Tampa neighborhood is a rental and for-sale condominium building at the intersection of Water Street and Channelside Drive in downtown Tampa, and serves as the gateway to the Tampa Riverwalk.
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.
“The relationship between the Water Street Tampa community and the surrounding natural resources is critical in promoting a state of wellbeing and creating a sense of respite from the stresses of everyday life. The building celebrates Tampa’s unique attributes with the thoughtful inclusion of light, water, and greenery into the design.”
— Rebecca Snyder,
SVP, Development, SPP