Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined developer Darryl Shaw, the founder and chief executive officer of KETTLER, Bob Kettler, and other community leaders and elected officials to mark the official groundbreaking of Gas Worx, a 50-acre development, in Ybor City.
A joint venture between Shaw and KETTLER, Gas Worx is located between the Ybor Historic District and Channel District.
When complete, Gas Worx will include nearly 5,000 new residences, more than 500,000 square feet of office space and more than 140,000 square feet of new retail, according to a statement.
The development includes more than 300 units of affordable housing – the biggest private investment in affordable housing in the city’s history, the statement said.
The first 317-unit apartment development, within Gas Worx, is scheduled to be completed in 2024.