TAMPA — Ten years after Donald Trump announced plans for a 52-story tower on the Hillsborough River, a developer has filed preliminary plans for a 52-story tower on the same site.
Trump Tower Tampa never was built, a victim of overambition, foundation problems and the real estate bust. But now Feldman Equities wants to erect an office/retail/residential tower that would be the tallest building in the Tampa Bay area.
Larry Feldman could not be reached for comment, but others expressed excitement over the project.
“I think, like every other broker, we would love to see something like this come out of the ground,” said Claire Calzon, managing director of office services for Colliers International. “I think downtown Tampa is really coming into its own, finally — it’s really starting to be a real live-work-play area.”