Bohler Associate Greg Roth, center, with shovel in hand.
Shovels hitting ground on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, FL — it’s a sound that hasn’t been heard on the boulevard in nearly a decade. Bohler Associate Greg Roth joined project team members in the first shovels at the groundbreaking of Virage Bayshore, a high-end, 225,000 SF, 24-story residential tower overlooking Tampa Bay.
Bohler provided civil engineering and permitting services for the project, a joint venture of Ascentia Development Group and Batson-Cook Development. The two-acre waterfront development will house 75 luxury condos, more than half of which are already reserved.
•The entire site and curvilinear building is designed around a 50-inch-diameter Grand Oak, the largest and oldest trees of its kind. With city protective measures preventing removal of Grand Oaks, our team met the challenge with a creative grading and utility design so as not to impact the tree’s root system.
•An extensive underground stormwater management system was designed on this sensitive site, a mere 250 feet from the Tampa Bay shoreline.