Tampa’s WestShore Plaza Mall Could Be Demolished For New Development Including Medical Offices

Tampa's Westshore Plaza Mall Redevelopment Rendering_Image Credit Tampa Bay Times 760x320

The WestShore Plaza mall in Tampa could soon be demolished to make way for a sprawling mixed-use development with shopping, apartments, offices, medical facilities and more.

The mall’s owner, Ohio-based Washington Prime Group (better known as WPG), filed a rezoning request in August to expand the size and scope of an existing redevelopment plan on the site of the mall. Tampa City Council gave the first approval for that request at a meeting Thursday, paving the path forward for the project.

The full project breakdown includes:

  • 901,831 square feet of retail
  • 380,000 square feet of professional office space
  • 120,000 square feet of medical office space
  • 1,765 multifamily residential units
  • A 256,000-square-foot hotel or motel
  • 133,119 square feet of restaurant space
  • A 77,357-square-foot recreational facility
  • A Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) transfer station

The new plan does not increase the density of the project, but it allows WPG to build across the entire 53-acre site and demolish the existing mall. It also adds the option for a medical district with nursing facilities, a hospital and more.

Source:  Tampa Bay Times