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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn picks redevelopment team for historic but vacant federal courthouse



 A four-company team of private developers has been chosen to redevelop Tampa's historic but long-closed U.S. courthouse as a luxury hotel, Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Thursday.

Tampa Hotel Partners, LLC consists of the Development Service Group (DSG) of Memphis, Ferrell Redevelopment of Tampa, Kobi Karp Architects of Miami, and The Beck Group of Tampa.

"This restoration will breathe new life into downtown," Buckhorn said in a prepared statement.

The project will cost an estimated $22 million and will take at least 16 months to complete. It will also create more than 400 construction jobs during that 16 months, and once completed, the hotel is expected to employ an estimated 100 people. Full story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:56am]


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