Development Opportunities

Opportunity Summary

  • Urban infill lots starting at $46 PSF
  • 5 minutes from CBD; Historic Ybor Entertainment District; $3B Channel District developments, including luxury residential & 5-star hotel; affluent Tampa Heights neighborhoods & public market and restaurants
  • Lots Available for Office, Retail, Hotel and Multi-Family
  • Now Leasing Ground-Floor Retail Opportunities from 850-4,000 SF
  • Property Highlights – 180,000 SF Office, 300+ Hotel Rooms, 1,500+ Residential Units, 50,000 SF of Retail Tampa CBD Daily Workforce 60,000+; 15,000+ Residents and Growing
  • Median Household Income $58,501; Projected $77,120 by 2021


Strategically located in the heart of Tampa’s downtown neighborhoods, ENCORE! is a vibrant, master planned development and a key element of the Center City’s booming urban infill and real estate market. It’s just 5-minutes in any direction to

  • The Central Business District with its 60,000+ workers, 30,000+ residents, the University of Tampa, and University of South Florida Medical School just south of ENCORE!
  • the Ybor historic entertainment district and future home of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball stadium just east of ENCORE!
  • The $3B Water Street development, including high-end residential towers and a 5-star Marriott Edition hotel in the Channel District just southeast of ENCORE!
  • Tampa Height’s affluent Riverside neighborhoods and the fully restored Armature Works with innovative eateries, the Heights Public Market, and co-working space, just northeast of ENCORE!

With both affordable and market rate housing and quick access to transportation hubs, this award-winning, mixed use community nestled among a beautiful town square, public artwork and relaxation niches is center stage with apartments, retailers and restaurants—and soon—hotels, offices and a history museum.

Development Timeline

Due to tremendous interest in the ENCORE!® project, Central Park Development Group, LLC is releasing the following project timeline update. Information included within the timeline is subject to change. We encourage you to check back often for updates related to progress at the ENCORE! site.


Fall 2010

  • Between 350 and 400 jobs were created to complete the (14 – 16 month) infrastructure project.

September  2010

  • Underground piping installations began and continued through the remainder of the year.

August 2010

  • Infrastructure permit issued and mobilization of pipe crews began.

June 2010

  • Anticipated issue of permits
  • Anticipated start of the infrastructure construction
  • Clearing and grading of the site commenced.

May 2010

  • Week of May 3rd – second phone blast to all applicants updating the process
  • Groundbreaking ceremony, May 11
  • Subcontractors and construction manager commenced hiring of key managers.
  • 80 – 100 interviews with candidates anticipated week of May 15
  • Permitting process continues

April 2010

  • First contract (infrastructure) executed April 11th
  • Hiring and final qualifications of subcontractors
  • Final contracts concluded with all subcontractors

March 2010

  • Job fair on March 25th for all aspects of construction received more than 5,000 applicants.
  • All job fair attendees cataloged by employees at The Women’s Centre in Tampa; Tampa’s first jobs created by ENCORE! redevelopment.
  • Phone blast sent to all job fair attendees with more than 99% of attendees reached.

February 2010

  • Job fair for infrastructure contractors on February 19th reached more than 700 applicants.

August 2011

  • Construction began on The Ella, a 160-unit apartment building for seniors.

January 2011

  • New road work began.

December 2012

  • The Trio construction commenced on 141 units of housing for families.
  • The Ella at ENCORE! completed construction on 160 units of housing for active senior families.
  • Infrastructure improvements throughout the ENCORE! site was completed.

Fall 2013

October 2014

  • The Tempo began construction.

Spring 2014

2nd Quarter 2015

2nd Quarter 2018