Tampa Bay Races to Complete Construction Projects Ahead of Super Bowl 55
With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic raging on, it remains to be seen what format the NFL will adopt in 2020. Yet fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the 2020 season and Super Bowl 55, which is to be hosted right here in Tampa. Tampa Bay has set its sights on completing a number of high-profile projects ahead of Super Bowl 55, including projects that have been decades in the making. Below, we check up on these projects and see how they’re faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For construction-related legal assistance, you can always turn to the Tampa construction lawyers from Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.
As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, this 1.8 million-square-foot project seems almost immune to common issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We haven’t missed a day of work” and “have had little to no disruptions in the supply chain,” said Nick Haines, president and CEO of the developer of the project. Midtown Tampa is set to be completed by Super Bowl 55 and will include retail, residential, office, entertainment, and hospitality space.
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JW Marriott Hotel
The $200 million JW Marriott hotel under construction in Downtown Tampa will actually connect via an elevated walkway to Tampa Marriott Water Street, forming the largest collection of hotel rooms in Tampa Bay. Marking JW Marriott’s debut in the Tampa Bay region, this hotel will feature 519 rooms — most of which have already been booked ahead of Super Bowl 55. Despite the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, this project seems to be on track for its November finish date.
Tampa and St. Petersburg will see a number of high-profile hotel projects completed ahead of next year’s Super Bowl. First is Hotel Haya in Ybor City, which will feature 176 rooms and over 4,000 square feet of meeting space. Valued at $52 million, this boutique hotel is slated to open Spring 2020. Then there’s Hyatt Place hotels, which will feature 230 rooms for short stays and 115 rooms for extended stays. This project is set to open sometime in September.
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St. Pete Pier
We’ve spoken at length about the challenges and successes of the St. Pete Pier project. After the failure of “The Lens” design in 2004, local officials began pushing for a new initiative in 2014. The new $92 million pier, with its aerial sculpture and $1 million wooden playground, is the result of years of hard work and ingenuity. Residents still have to wait for an official opening date, but it seems like this project will be completed ahead of Super Bowl 55.
Seeing Tampa Bay Shine
With our headquarters here in Tampa, we couldn’t be more excited to see so many local projects proceeding on schedule despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Tampa construction lawyers are staunch supporters of the industry and dedicated to helping construction companies overcome legal concerns, whether they are COVID-19 related or otherwise. If your construction company is experiencing any of these common challenges — safety concerns, project delays, construction disputes, etc. — remember that the team of attorneys at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants is able to assist.
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