Vinik joins Clinton Initiative to focus on health in Channelside development

From left to right: Robbie Fritz, Cascade Investment; Jeff Vinik, Strategic Property Partners; Former President Bill Clinton; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; Paul Scialla, Delos. Photo courtesy of the Clinton Global Initiative

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — On Tuesday Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik helped make a major announcement about the future of the Channelside area. Vinik shared the stage in New York with former President Bill Clinton and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

Clinton announced his Global initiative will partner with Vinik and others to create a wellness district in Tampa. The $20 million project will “create a road map for how cities worldwide can be designed and developed to support public health,” the parties involved said in a press release. That means you’ll see more green space, walk-ability and access to healthy foods.

City of Tampa rendering
City of Tampa rendering

“All buildings within the Tampa city district will pursue WELL Certification, including new buildings such as a 400-500 room hotel, a 650,000 square foot signature office tower, the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute, and approximately 200,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space,” the statement reads. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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