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SkyHouse Channelside, Tampa's latest bait for young renters, to begin construction downtown

TAMPA — Construction will soon begin on one of the Channel District's tallest towers, further emboldening the downtown enclave's reputation as a crash pad for urban renters.

Planned to break ground Feb. 4, SkyHouse Channelside will rise 23 stories and house 320 apartments after about a year of construction, its developers said.

Novare Group, the Atlanta developers of Element and Skypoint, two 30-plus-story towers off downtown Tampa's riverfront, filed plans for the SkyHouse complex on North 12th Street, between East Washington and East Whiting streets, early last year.

The sleek high-rise will house one- to three-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows, plans show. Its 23rd floor "SkyHouse" will include fireplaces and a swimming pool.

Developers said the complex would target "25 to 34-year-old singles," and credited Tampa's "unique and attractive employment characteristics" as laying the groundwork for strong growth among young professionals.

Two other residential high-rises could also begin construction this year to target the same hip niche: the 24-story Martin at Meridian, just north of SkyHouse, and the 36-story Residences at the Riverwalk, near the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

SkyHouse Channelside, Tampa's latest bait for young renters, to begin construction downtown 01/13/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:54pm]
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