Article by Ennis Davis, AICP

Ashley Square

650 North Newnan Street

Number of units: 120 senior apartments

Developer: Blue Sky Communities of Tampa

Architect: PQH Group Design Inc.

Contractor: NEI General Contracting Inc. of Ocoee

Project cost: $15 million


The city issued a permit in November for the construction of the 168,260-square-foot independent living project. Located in the Cathedral District, plans indicate a four-story apartment building above a two level, 160-space parking garage.

The Doro

960 East Adams Street

Number of units: 247 luxury apartments

Developer: Rise: A Real Estate Company

Architect: Niles Bolton Associates

Contractor: Rise General Contractors LLC

Project cost: $45.96 million


Permits were issued earlier this month for the construction of the seven-story mixed-use project in the Sports and Entertainment District. The 177,200-square-foot project includes a seven-level, 284-space parking garage. The historic George Doro Fixtures Company manufacturing complex will be razed to clear the 1.77-acre site for the new development. Construction is anticipated to take 22 months.