Tampa Bay Times
• Covers 66 acres with the marina to the west, Osceola Avenue to the east, Drew Street to the north and Court Street to the south. • The plan would more than double the green space from the current 3.7 acres of Coachman Park and 5.6 acres west of City Hall to 19 acres of park space.
• Because there would be more green space, bike and walking paths, and improved trolley service, a good chunk of parking surface would be eliminated. The current 926 spaces around the waterfront will be reduced to 282, but consultants estimate there are nearly 4,000 parking spaces within a five- to 10-minute walk.
• Main features include: a Coachman Garden with playground, picnic areas and fishing pier; a Green for concerts where there is currently a parking lot; an estuary under the Memorial Causeway; a half-mile Bluff Walk with shaded paths, gardens and terraces; and a gateway plaza with water features and event space at the corner of Cleveland Street and Osceola Avenue.