Boca-based Altman enlarges planned Tampa project

Rendering of Altis Grand Central in Tampa
Rendering of Altis Grand Central in Tampa

Boca Raton-based Altman Companies enlarged its plan to develop a mixed-use project near the Oxford Exchange retail center in Tampa.

Under its revised plan, Altman will propose development of 314 residential units and 9,750 square feet of retail space.

Altman’s original plan for the project, called Altis Grand Central, was to develop fewer residential units (296) and less retail space (5,000 square feet).

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The Tampa City Council last September denied a rezoning request in connection with Altman’s original development plan.

The 2.5-acre development site is in a district of Tampa known as Grand Central. The Altis Grand Central site is bordered by Grand Central Avenue on the north and Cleveland Street on the south between Cedar and Magnolia streets.

Jeff Roberts, president of Altman Companies, said in a prepared statement: “We want to be a good neighbor. Many of the design changes we have incorporated into the new Altis Grand Central are the result of our ongoing dialogue with the community and our desire to extend amenities beyond Altis Grand Central to the greater Grand Central District.” [Tampa Bay Business Journal]Mike Seemuth