Calling it a “booming district” is an understatement when describing the neighborhood around Grand Central at Kennedy. In addition to the many conveniences already on the ground floor of the buildings, there are many more just steps away — from Tampa Bay Lightning games at nearby Amalie Arena to Victory Coffee, Bamboozle Tea Lounge, OPĒS Health and dog parks. And with a trolley stop at your back door that gets you to downtown Tampa and Historic Ybor City, as well as easy access to major highways, you’ll never feel far from anywhere. And more conveniences are coming soon, starting with groceries, baked goods, pet supplies and the soon-to-be-open local gem Duckweed Urban Grocery. Just as exciting is the growth planned for the surrounding Channel District. Right behind Grand Central, the new Publix (opening in 2018) will be paired with a planned 22-story apartment tower in a project known as the Channel Club. In addition to Washington Street Park (at the corner of 12th Street) and a nautical-themed art park (at what used to be 11th Street), a 43,000-square-foot park, called Madison Street Park, will soon add even more green space for activities and enjoyment of the district.