SKIDATA Selected to Create and Implement State-Of-The-Art Parking Technology System for Tampa’s Water Street Development

March 25, 2021




SKIDATA Selected to Create and Implement State-Of-The-Art

Parking Technology System for Tampa’s Water Street Development




Tampa – SKIDATA, the world leader in parking access and revenue management, has been selected to create frictionless parking suites for three parking garages owned by Strategic Property Partners (SPP) in Water Street Tampa, a new mixed-use development in downtown Tampa. The advanced system will offer seamless license plate recognition (LPR) capability by allowing exiting without stopping to pay. The SPP-owned garages provide parking to residents, employees, and patrons of the Water Street Tampa neighborhood, as well as fans attending events at nearby Amalie Arena.


“We are excited to be partnering with Strategic Property Partners to create this state-of-the-art parking revenue technology for their Water Street Tampa garages,” said Blair Taylor, Vice president of Business Development for SKIDATA’s Southeast region. “This technology will provide a much more user-friendly parking experience for visitors to Tampa’s thriving downtown and waterfront.”


The SKIDATA parking technology suite will manage 2,168 parking spaces in three garages throughout Water Street Tampa, located at 1045 Cumberland Avenue, 815 Water Street and 1050 Water Street. The garages will feature automated access control gates and LPR cameras in all 10 lanes, while two pay-on-foot machines will provide payment options for transient parkers.


Encompassing 56 acres, Water Street Tampa is bringing over nine million square feet of residential, hospitality, office, retail, cultural and educational space to downtown Tampa. The new neighborhood includes downtown Tampa’s first Class-A office building in more than 25 years; Tampa’s first JW Marriott and first five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION; over 1,300 new rental apartment homes in four distinct buildings; The Residences at The Tampa EDITION, the city’s first hotel-branded condominiums, where sales are currently underway; the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute; and Sparkman Wharf, a new waterfront recreation, retail and dining destination. As the first WELL-certified community, as designated by the International Well Building Institute, Water Street Tampa is built around walkability and sustainability and creates a new model for wellness-based design in the built environment.


About Strategic Property Partners

Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm focused on world-class execution, innovation, and creating high-quality and experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on over 56 acres of contiguous waterfront land the company controls in downtown Tampa. The phased Water Street Tampa development project is revitalizing a currently underutilized tract of land into an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment from SPP. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, SPP is developing and will own and operate this new world-class neighborhood in Tampa, while also working to elevate the city’s national prominence. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit



SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group ( belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.