Apr 17, 2024 - News

Plans for Ybor Harbor move forward with more office, hotel space

a rendering of Ybor Harbor

Rendering: Courtesy of Catalyst Communications

Ybor Harbor is one step closer to reality.

Why it matters: The 33-acre mixed-use development would open a now-restricted part of the waterfront and bring the Riverwalk and TECO trolley line much closer to historic Ybor City.

Driving the news: Darryl Shaw, the entrepreneur investing in Ybor City real estate and the adjacent Gas Worx project, got rezoning approval from Tampa City Council last week.

By the numbers: His updated plans, according to a press release, include:

  • 500,000 square feet of office space,
  • 800 hotel rooms,
  • 150,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space,
  • 4,750 new residential units, with a commitment to allocate 10% towards affordable housing,
  • A minimum of 100,000 square feet of open space including a boardwalk lined with restaurant and retail uses, piers, boat slips, floating docks and green space.

Between the lines: That's much more office and hotel space and less retail space than Shaw shared in January 2023.

What's ahead: The height of the planned buildings will depend on Federal Aviation Administration limits.

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