In early February, with exactly one year to go before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, contractors said they were working to open seven projects with a combined value of more than $1 billion for the championship.
For the most part, that’s still the case despite the economic turmoil created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a project-by-project update:
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“We haven’t missed a day of work” and “have had little to no disruptions in the supply chain,” said Nick Haines, president and chief executive officer of The Bromley Companies, the developer of the $550 million Midtown Tampa project. “The schedule remains (for) substantial completion by the Super Bowl.”
Construction crews topped out the eight-story Midtown One office building on March 15 and the dual-branded Aloft and Element hotel on March 26. A new Whole Foods Market is scheduled to be turned over to the grocery store company in late July. The 22-acre project also includes specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op, 400 apartments, and restaurants ranging from a new location for local chef Chris Ponte to the Oprah Winfrey-backed True Food Kitchen to the bay area’s first Shake Shack.