Growing demand for student housing is behind the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s plan for a new 375-bed residence hall.
The current on-campus living options are maxed out and 80 students are on a waiting list, according to an analysis for the Florida Board of Governors, which approved the project on Nov. 8.
The USF Financing Corp. plans a $33 million bond issue to finance construction of the residence hall and equipping it.
The new six-story, 125,000-square-foot residence hall will be near the northwestern corner of campus on 6th Avenue South between 3rd Street South and 4th Street South, across from the university police department and adjacent to the Tampa Bay Rowdies practice field.
Two leaders in Tampa Bay’s technology sector took the stage as Tampa Bay Tech celebrated companies and individuals who are making a difference in the industry.
Tom Wallace, managing partner of Florida Funders, received the Community Leadership and Dedication award for his work to elevate the importance of technology in the Florida. economy
Wallace was one of the 13 individuals and companies honored at the Friday night ceremony, the 15th annual awards program from Tampa Bay Tech, Florida’s largest technology council. Nielsen, a market research and data analytics firm with a major office in Oldsmar, was a big winner, getting three of the awards.
- Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is one of several companies whose stock price is taking a hit after another Apple supplier warned about reducing orders from “a major customer.”
- BlueGrace Logistics plans to add 70 positions at its Tampa headquarters as part of the company’s strategy to meet demand in the growing supply chain industry.
- It’s a wrap for BBVA Momentum, a five-month program from BBVA Compass bank to help social entrepreneurs achieve scale and learn ways to enhance their operations. Mother Kombucha, a St. Petersburg company that creates organic beverages, was among the participants in the just-completed 16-member cohort.
Kevin Dunn, Tara Morris and Matthew Razzouk all co-own Slammer Shop – a restaurant on the run. Slammer Shop is a big black food truck with a grinning cartoon criminal behind bars; he chows down on a fried bologna sandwich and some signature “Slammer Slosh,” which is a pork-based ramen.
Lutes will visit St. Petersburg’s Tombolo Books Sunday (Nov. 18) to speak, and sign copies of Berlin. The free event, from 3 to 5 p.m., is a partnership with the ArtsXChange and the Florida Holocaust Museum.