DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – The 80′ x 30′ mural of the American Flag on the north wall of the Tampa Firefighters Museum was painted by American Artist Scott Lobaido in May 2013.
Lobiado’s most recent visit to Florida was on March 3 during his 50 STATE TOUR 2015 where he painted 9’x 70′ American Flag on the wall of the VFW Post 3270 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. See photos of Scott at jacksonville.com
CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – The Fitzgerald is going to be a 300-unit luxury apartment complex currently under construction by Case Contracting at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and North 12th Street in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa, Florida.
Florida Crystals, a domestic sugar producer, contracted Case Contracting to build the seven-story multiplex where the Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. warehouse was.
The name, The Fitzgerald, was voted on Facebook by the people. The choices were: The Teague, The Fitzgerald, The Corrigan, The Beaumont, The Fontaine, The Waggner.
The residential apartment homes will come in one, two and three bedroom layouts with an exclusive 7 story parking garage. Construction is slated to be done in 2017 if all goes as planned.
The property covers almost a whole city block, bordered by East Kennedy Boulevard, North 12th Street and North 11th Street.
TIMELINE: – September 2014: Florida Crystal purchased Amazon Hose and Rubber Co. warehouse property for $3.84 million. – March 2015: Demolition of Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. warehouse began. – June 15, 2015: Construction of apartments started by Cass Contracting. – Scheduled to be done by 2017. – Winter 2016: The name (The Fitzgerald) was decided with the help of a Facebook voting app.