As the date for turning dirt for the next phase of the Master Plan approaches, Hensel Phelps, the primary contractor for the curbside expansion, Central Utility Plant and SkyCenter site development projects, hosted an outreach event for WMBE companies and other interested subcontractors on Dec. 4 at the Julian B. Lane Tampa River Center.
More than 200 individuals turned up for the event.
The meeting was the second such outreach event for Master Plan Phase 2. TPA hosted a similar event in September.
"Potential partners received a lot of great information and had the opportunity to express their interest and get important questions answered," said Drew Krizman, Program Manager for Construction with Hensel Phelps. "We were thrilled at the response to the event, and we hope to continue to build strong ties with the subcontractor community in and around Tampa Bay. There is a lot of eagerness for this project and this is just the beginning.”
Hensel Phelps is planning additional outreach events in the future and all interested parties should visit https://tiacurbside.henselphelps.com for more information about future opportunities.
Diversity is an important part of TPA’s mission and one of the critical measures of success for Master Plan Phase 2. So far in Phase 1, TPA has spent more than $175 million with woman- and minority-owned businesses, far surpassing the initial goal of $122.8 million.