* So Riverwalk Place is down to one developer (Two Roads Development of West Palm Beach) since Feldman Equities exited the downtown condo tower project that is now looking at a redesign to add a luxury boutique hotel and hotel-branded condominiums. What hasn’t changed, however, is that the E. Whiting Street site will never be what it was originally designed as: Trump Tower Tampa. This city will not be stuck with that odious branding; some bullets are dodged.
* When it comes to 86-acre, Tropicana Field-site development, the city of St. Petersburg knows it ultimately needs to attract a master developer with a single vision. Alas, Jeff Vinik is already taken.
* Speaking of, Vinik and Vinik Sports Group have announced a compensation plan for Amalie Arena’s part-time employees who were scheduled to work hockey games and other events through March. The assistance also covers those scheduled to work events at USF’s Yuengling Center, which Vinik’s group manages.