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Manor Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River to start leasing units

It’s been a little over a year since Related Group began the development of Manor Riverwalk, an eight-story, 400-unit apartment complex on a lot along the Hillsborough River that used to be home to The Tampa Tribune.

Now, the Miami-based development firm has opened leasing offices across the project site from Manor Riverwalk and says it’s ready to move its first residents in by November. They’re offering hard hat tours and leases on 40-50 of the building’s studio units as they finish out construction on the remainder.

Related has two other apartment development projects in the Tampa Bay Area: Town Westshore in Tampa’s Westshore Marina District and Icon Central near downtown Saint Petersburg. The three buildings are each slated for completion in 2019.

“We're very bullish on Tampa,” says Arturo Peña, the Manor Riverwalk project lead. “It starts with Mayor Bob Buckhorn and it trickles down. It's the best city we work in, in terms of getting projects approved and built. And it's about jobs. Tampa is well above average national for job growth. It's a great place to be.”

Located at 202 S Parker Street, the rental community offers units with up to three bedrooms. Amenities include a communal kitchen, infinity pool, covered deck, and a fitness center. Prices range from $1,600 to $4,000.

“Related has built a brand of having top-of-the-market amenities. My favorite one is that it ties into the Riverwalk along the [Hillsborough] river so that our residents can experience that. Also, our pool deck is tucked under the building right on the river. It has an infinity edge towards the Riverwalk and the river, so when you're sitting in there it feels like you're part of the river. 

Peña says Manor Riverwalk’s development costs exceed $100 million but wouldn’t specify an exact amount. The building was designed by Miami-based architectural firm Arquitectonica.

The Audubon Society worked with Related to preserve a waterbird roost, where birds sleep along the river. Peña said the birds are both quiet and clean. “Since they sleep over the water, there's no ‘bird pollution.’”

Manor Riverwalk joins a few other apartment complexes under development around North Hyde Park, including Renaissance at West River and Views at North Hyde Park.

Read more articles by Dyllan Furness.

Dyllan Furness is a freelance writer and born-again Floridian based in Tampa. He covers the Tampa Bay Area’s development boom for 83 Degrees, with an eye out for sustainable and community-driven initiatives. 
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