Project Information

The Channel District improvements involve the design and construction within right-of-way areas along nine street segments within the Channel District of Tampa, Florida. Construction is divided into fifteen phases and began fall 2019. The overall completion of the project is anticipated for early 2022.

Phases of Construction

PHASE C1

E. Twiggs Street



  • From N. Meridian Avenue to Channelside Drive


  • Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2022.

Improvements:



  • Street resurfacing


  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Burying of overhead utilities


  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE E1

N. 12th Street



  • North of E. Twiggs Street


  • Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2021.

Improvements:



  • Street resurfacing


  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Burying of overhead utilities


  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE C2

E. Cumberland Avenue



  • From Channelside Drive to S. Meridian Avenue


  • Construction is anticipated to begin early 2021.

Improvements:



  • On-street parking & loading areas


  • Street resurfacing


  • Crosswalks


  • Utility upgrades

PHASE D

E. Whiting Street



  • From N. Meridian Avenue to Channelside Drive


  • Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2021.

Improvements:



  • Landscaping


  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Upgraded on-street parking


  • Street resurfacing & new curbing


  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE A1

N. 12th Street



  • From E. Kennedy Boulevard to E. Washington Street


  • Construction began fall 2019.

Improvements:



  • Utility upgrades


  • Sidewalk & street improvements

PHASE E3

S. 12th Street



  • From E. Whiting Street to E. Cumberland Avenue


  • Construction is anticipated to begin late 2021.

Improvements:



  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Burying of overhead utilities

PHASE E2

N. 11th Street



  • From E. Whiting Street to E. Washington Street


  • Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2020.

Improvements:



  • Street resurfacing


  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Burying of overhead utilities


  • Remediation of localized flooding


  • Reconfigure angle parking to parallel parking

PHASE A2

N. 11th Street



  • From Kennedy Boulevard to Washington Street


  • Construction is anticipated to begin early 2020.

Improvements:



  • Sidewalk improvements


  • Burying of overhead utilities


  • New landscaping & irrigation

PHASE A1

N. 12th Street

  • From E. Kennedy Boulevard to E. Washington Street
  • Construction has been completed

Improvements:

  • Utility upgrades
  • Sidewalk & street improvements

PHASE A2

N. 11th Street

  • From Kennedy Boulevard to Washington Street
  • Construction has been completed

Improvements:

  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Burying of overhead utilities
  • New landscaping & irrigation

PHASE B1

Channelside Drive

  • From E. Kennedy Boulevard to E. Cumberland Avenue
  • Construction is ongoing and anticipated to be complete summer 2022

Background:

Channelside Drive, from south of E. Cumberland Avenue to E. Kennedy Boulevard, is a complex corridor housed within the Channel District of downtown Tampa. Encompassed by existing and planned future residential and commercial developments, this district is also home to popular attractions and venues for locals and tourists, to include The Florida Aquarium, Port Tampa Bay, Amalie Arena, and Sparkman Wharf. With Channelside Drive playing an integral role within the district, designs for this project segment considered a variety of factors, such as pedestrian and bicyclist safety, flow of traffic/improved connectivity, parking, transit and streetcar access and operation, and aesthetics. 

Improvements:

  • Landscaping
  • Wayfinding signage
  • Wide multi-purpose sidewalk & street furniture
  • Street resurfacing & curbing
  • Additional pedestrian crossings
  • Single lane roundabout
  • Improved access to TECO Streetcar stations
  • Center landscaped median

For more information on design of this project segment, visit the City of Tampa’s Channelside Drive Design Project website.

PHASE B2

Channelside Drive

  • Intersection of Cumberland Boulevard and Channelside Drive
  • Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2022

Improvements:

  • Water, sewer and communication line improvements
  • Landscaping & irrigation
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Surface features

PHASE C1a

E. Twiggs Street

  • From N. Meridian Avenue to N. 12th Street
  • Construction is anticipated to be complete in mid-February 2022

Improvements:

  • Street resurfacing
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Burying of overhead utilities
  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE C1b

E. Twiggs Street

  • From N. 12th Street to Channelside Drive
  • Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2022

Improvements:

PHASE C2

E. Cumberland Avenue

  • From Channelside Drive to S. Meridian Avenue
  • Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2023

Improvements:

  • Roadway improvements
  • Storm drainage improvements

PHASE C3

Port Tampa Bay

  • Terminal 3
  • Construction is ongoing and is anticipated to be complete in spring 2022

PHASE D1

E. Whiting Street

  • From N. Meridian Avenue to S. 12th Street
  • Construction is ongoing is and anticipated to be complete in spring 2022

Improvements:

  • Landscaping & irrigation
  • Decorative sidewalk improvements
  • Upgraded on-street parking
  • Burying of overhead utilities
  • Underground improvements to water, sewer, storm drains and electrical utilities
  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE D2

E. Whiting Street

  • From S. 12th Street to Channelside Drive
  • Construction timeframe is to be determined

Improvements:

  • Landscaping
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Upgraded on-street parking
  • Street resurfacing & new curbing
  • Remediation of localized flooding

PHASE DW2-1

  • Intersection of Washington Street and N. 12th Street
  • Construction start date to be determined

PHASE E1

N. 12th Street

  • North of E. Twiggs Street
  • Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2023

Improvements:

  • Roadway construction
  • New utilities
  • Water main improvements, shown as WM on the project map

PHASE E2

N. 11th Street

  • From E. Whiting Street to E. Washington Street
  • Construction is anticipated to be complete in fall 2022

Improvements:

  • Landscaping & irrigation
  • Decorative sidewalk improvements
  • Upgraded on-street parking
  • Street resurfacing & new curbing
  • Burying of overhead utilities
  • Remediation of localized flooding
  • Underground improvements to water, sewer, storm drains and electrical utilities

PHASE E3

S. 12th Street

  • From E. Whiting Street to E. Cumberland Avenue
  • Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2022

Improvements:

  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Burying of overhead utilities

WM

Meridian Avenue

  • North of Twiggs Street
  • Construction will be coordinated with C1B and D1

N. 12th Street

  • From N. Raymond Avenue to the northern right-of-way of FL-618
  • Construction will be coordinated with C1B and D1

Improvements:

  • Water main improvements