Park Tower Receives Planning & Design Award of Merit

Park Tower Tampa is honored to receive the Planning & Design Award of Merit from Planning Commission – Hillsborough County in the Lighting & Investment Categories on behalf of City Office REIT, Feldman Equities, LLC and Tower Realty Partners, Inc. The judges were impressed with the office building’s premium amenities and attention to sustainability.

Planning Commission-Hillsborough County announces the 37th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners

The Planning Commission is proud to announce the winners of the 37th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO with marketing partner, the Tampa Bay Times. This celebration of excellence in planning and design in Hillsborough County was held on October 29, 2019 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. The annual awards program now aligns with the many national festivities held during the American Planning Association’s National Community Planning Month.

Established in 2006, #PlanningMonth highlights the role of planners and the importance of good planning in our communities. This year, the Planning Commission is also celebrating its 60th Anniversary, serving the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and Unincorporated Hillsborough County since October 1, 1959.

Award winners were selected by a panel of distinguished judges from outside of Hillsborough County. Photographs of the event and award winners can be viewed in an album on the Planning Commission’s facebook page. Brendan McLaughlin, Master of Ceremonies, presented seven Awards of Merit, five Awards of Excellence, one Award of Outstanding Contribution to the Community, and one Jan Abell Award.

Park Tower, located in Downtown Tampa received the Award of Merit for Lighting & Investment.

Categories | Lighting & Investment
Park Tower
Investing millions in renovating the city’s original high-rise has created a dramatic change at Park Tower. The modernization of the 475,000 sq. ft. office building’s façade includes a lighter color exterior, a new and dramatic entrance featuring a Light Box leading into a stunningly renovated lobby complete with a new, very cosmopolitan, Buddy Brew Coffee Café. The new glass storefronts with bright lighting inside and outside has made the Park Tower so much more inviting by day and night, that in the two years since the renovation was announced, the building reached 96% leased for the first time in over a decade. More than 25 new firms have moved into the building; 15 of which are new to Downtown Tampa.

The judges were impressed with the premium amenities and attention to sustainability. Impressively, it is the only Florida building to earn both the LEED EB Gold certification and the 98% rating from Energy Star. The use of glass and light combined with a stellar amenities package succeeded in repositioning this prominent historic structure as one of the most notable and exciting buildings on Tampa’s skyline.

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