Groundbreaking Set For March 6th On 50-Acre Gas Worx Mixed-Use Development In Ybor City, Tampa

Gas Worx. Credit: Kettler.

The excitement is building in Ybor City, Tampa, as preparations are underway for the official groundbreaking of the highly anticipated Gas Worx mixed-use development. This 50-acre joint venture between Darryl Shaw and D.C.-based KETTLER will break ground on March 6th. It will be attended by several distinguished speakers, including Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and the founder and CEO of KETTLER, Bob Kettler. The project’s design is in the hands of Design Collective as the architect, with Bohler serving as the engineer. Sasaki is handling the urban planning and design aspect of the project.

The first phase of construction comprises over 700 residential units across two buildings. The first 317-unit apartment building within Gas Worx is scheduled to be delivered in 2024, marking the beginning of a new era for Ybor City. The entire development will yield roughly 5.9 million square feet.

Gas Worx. Credit: Darryl Shaw, Kettler.

“We are excited to continue moving forward with a development that will not only compliment and honor Ybor City’s character and rich history but also help to connect the surrounding neighborhoods,” said KETTLER Senior Vice President Graham Tyrrell. “When completed, Gas Worx will be one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Tampa, with priority given to pedestrians and bike traffic while adding needed greenspace in the city’s urban core.”

The response to Gas Worx has been overwhelmingly positive, with Shaw stating, “The positive response Gas Worx has had from the Ybor City neighborhood, and community leadership has been astounding.” This new development, located between the Ybor Historic District and Channel District, will bring much-needed growth and development to the area, offering nearly 5,000 new residences, over 500,000 square feet of office space, and 140,000 square feet of retail space.

Gas Worx. Credit: Darryl Shaw, Kettler.

Gas Worx will feature a dynamic mix of office, residential, hotel, and retail spaces. At the heart of this development is the rejuvenation of a 1950s warehouse covering 70,000 square feet. This space could be transformed into a thriving food hall or market, possibly incorporating office space, hotel rooms, or residential units.

The groundbreaking of Gas Worx marks the start of a new chapter in Ybor City’s history. The development is poised to bring new life and energy to the area, offering residents and businesses a modern and vibrant community to call home.

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