The Ybor Lofts
// Wrap, Garden
A unique opportunity to approach a historic architectural design language with a contemporary spin.
The Ybor Lofts is a 240 unit, four-story multi-family apartment building located near the heart of Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood. When we started work on this project, we were excited at the unique and creative opportunities it presented us. As part of a historic district, the architectural style needed to draw inspiration from the neighboring buildings and materials, reinterpreted with a modern eye.
At 85.7 units per acre, a single four-story apartment building would have exceeded the allowable square footage per Florida’s building code, therefore the structure was split into two buildings separated by a two-hour fire wall to meet compliance while achieving the density goal. With this solution, we were able to successfully achieve 5-story density in a 4-story building. Inside, the community features striking high-end modern conveniences expected from today’s luxury apartments.
The amenities at Ybor Lofts include a south beach style pool & sundeck, 24-hour fitness center with a yoga studio and personal training room, a clubroom with arcade, a catering kitchen, and a covered outdoor lounge. This project was successful and gratifying in many ways. It shines as an example of the modern urban luxury lifestyle, with easy walkability to local restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The density we achieved through creative problem-solving resulted in a valuable and lucrative property for our client. Finally, we were able to design a new building in a unique blend of architectural styles that enhances and adds vitality to its neighborhood.
|Completed less than 5 years ago