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Channel District Strategic Action Plan and Implementation

Managing future growth and economic development in Tampa’s downtown district

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  • Tampa, Florida

    Tampa, Florida

Creating a plan for the 200-acre Channel District that promotes development in this new neighborhood

A former industrial port warehouse area, the Channel District in Tampa is coming back to life as a vibrant retail, residential, and entertainment destination. To help manage the district’s transformation, Stantec created a strategic action plan and provided design services to implement the planning recommendations. 

Our land planners analyzed the underutilized 200 acre community redevelopment area to understand the market forces at work. They applied that knowledge to guide the development and proactively plan for the new design, buildings, and infrastructure. The concept was to create a unique urban, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighborhood reflecting the smart planning concept of putting residences near job centers.

We provided design services that range from the creation of a district-wide stormwater management system utilizing subsurface vaults, to roadway improvements, streetscaping, and urban park design.

With our Tampa office just minutes away, we’ve been watching this area come to life in our own backyard. A welcome sight based on a solid plan.

At a Glance

Tampa Downtown Partnership Award, 2007 Downtown Tampa Urban Excellence Award
Hillsborough County-City County Planning Commission Award, Community Design Awards, 2007 Chairman's
Meet Our Team

Dave Kemper, Senior Principal

I like to focus on the preliminary phase of projects and help facilitate multi-disciplined collaboration and communication.

Mike Kennedy, Account Manager

I view my role as being our client’s advocate. I approach every situation with a fresh perspective and work with our team to find an inventive and collaborative solution to their problem.

Hamid Sahebkar, Principal

Finding the right solutions to the engineering issues is only part of what I do. A big part of my job—and what really drives me—is mentoring young talent and seeing them succeed.

Mark Foster, Senior Project Manager

I’m focused on provided clients the best, most cost-effective solutions based on their development needs.

Dave Kemper

Senior Principal

Mike Kennedy

Account Manager

Hamid Sahebkar


Mark Foster

Senior Project Manager

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