The article recounts how the 56-acre, wellness-focused mixed-use neighborhood in Florida, which includes KPF-designed Heron, came to be.
Developed by Strategic Property Partners, Water Street Tampa is located next to the Amalie Arena and spans nine million square feet of mixed-use programming across multiple buildings, with 13 acres of public space. The article highlights KPF’s contribution to the district, Heron, a two-tower residential project that was featured in the magazine after its opening in 2022. The two buildings are connected by a retail podium with a landscaped roof, designed by Raymond Jungles. Heron marks the beginning of the city’s famed Riverwalk and engages with pedestrians through a lifted eastern tower perched upon a sculptural tree column. The development also features office, residential, and hotel buildings designed by Morris Adjmi and COOKFOX, with a master plan by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and Reed Hilderbrand as the lead landscape architect.
Water Street Tampa is the first neighborhood in North America to achieve a WELL Community Certification and hasachieved LEED certification. The article quotes Strategic Property Partners as calling the development the “most health-focused neighborhood” in the US. It was a 2023 recipient of the ULI Americas Award of Excellence.
Read the full article from The Architect’s Newspaper here.