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Water Street Tampa — a 56-acre mixed-use development along the Tampa waterfront — has achieved LEED silver certification.

Water Street Tampa Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Water Street Tampa — a 56-acre mixed-use development along the Tampa waterfront — has achieved LEED silver certification under the category of LEED for Neighborhood Development: Plan.

According to developer Strategic Property Partners, the category focuses on the design of public spaces between buildings and how they will be used by people in the community.

Water Street Tampa will be a walkable neighborhood that connects Downtown Tampa with the city’s waterfront. The development is bringing nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, entertainment, cultural, retail and educational spaces to the community.

Destinations within Water Street Tampa’s pedestrian-oriented street grid include Raybon Plaza, a landscaped space with seating areas and public art and Sparkman Wharf, a waterfront park and community gathering place.

“Our vision for Water Street Tampa has always centered on the philosophy that thoughtfully designed buildings are only as good as the spaces between them,” said Lee Schaffler, chief portfolio officer for SPP.


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