Media Coverage

ENCORE! Tampa to raise curtain on performance theater

11.11.14

TAMPA — The musically themed ENCORE!® Tampa is setting the stage for a professionally operated performance theater at its newest residential building, The Tempo.

The 203-unit apartment building is under construction at the corner of Scott and Governor streets, adjacent to the city’s Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Construction on the approximately $43 million project will be completed in 2015.

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Architect’s firm is a visionary force in Tampa’s renaissance

08.18.14

TAMPA — When the champagne corks popped and the politicians reached for the giant scissors to cut the ribbon on the new Aloft hotel downtown Wednesday, there was one guy back in the shadows with every reason in the world to smile: Rob Ledford.

Ledford is the architect of the project, a principal of the firm Baker Barrios and one of the most vital people in making Aloft come to life, not to mention several other high-profile projects around downtown Tampa — including several in the city-backed ENCORE!® development area.

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Three more buildings now open in ENCORE!

07.18.14

TAMPA — Music resonates from a low-lying plot of land on the fringe of downtown, once known as the Scrub.

Earlier this week it was a trumpeter, playing as guests toured apartments at a grand opening for The Trio, the second project completed within ENCORE!.

Mechelle Arnold appreciated ample closets as she explored a two-bedroom unit with a view of the city skyline she called beautiful.

First residents moved in last month. These 49 households are the newest additions to an ambitious mixed housing redevelopment plan. Find them at 1101 Ray Charles Blvd., named for the legendary music artist… Read more

The Trio At ENCORE! Tampa Welcomes First Residents

07.15.14

Even as construction continues on The Reed, and The Tempo waits in the wings for its start date, the ENCORE!® Tampa community is celebrating its second multifamily apartment complex — The Trio.
The Tampa Housing Authority will hold a grand opening today (July 15, 2014) at 2:30 p.m. at 1101 Ray Charles Blvd., with live jazz and tours of The Trio.
The 141-unit apartment building joins The Ella, 161 senior apartments that opened in 2012 and are fully occupied.

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Work nears on hotel at downtown’s ENCORE! project

06.20.14

TAMPA — A Tampa developer is getting closer to beginning work on a hotel planned for ENCORE!, the Tampa Housing Authority’s ongoing redevelopment of land on the northwest edge of downtown. …

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