bulloni Posted June 14, 2022 Group: Member Topic Count: 62 Content Count: 2,278 Reputation: 1,323 Days Won: 22 Joined: 02/01/2015 Share Posted June 14, 2022 Meet Christopher Bowen. Where you see a dead mall, he sees Tampa’s future He’s head strategist for turning the old University Mall near USF into an innovation district that’s part of the neighborhood. Quote So for the Fowler corridor, and that includes RITHM, we’re somewhere in the 10- to 15-year mark where the innovation corridor is fully embedded from I-275 to USF. Quote It’ll look a lot like some of the better planned city neighborhoods - downtown St. Petersburg, parts of downtown Tampa, Hyde Park. In that 18 blocks you’ll see some giant research projects interspersed with this urban neighborhood that’s very walkable with all the restaurants and shops and apartments and offices. I like the ambition but turning the entire area between 275 and USF into a walkable nice neighborhood within 10-15 years just seems impossible. If he pulls it off though the amount of applicants to USF will go through the roof. Always thought everything about the tampa area was awesome, being next to busch gardens is awesome, the usf campus is awesome, but that area between campus and 275 was a black eye that could turn a lot of people off to the area. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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