Curtis Hixon Park to get a towering new downtown neighbor

A new 34-story building is coming to downtown Tampa, and it will bring a change to the city's skyline.

The building, called Arris Tampa, will be built at the corner of Ashley Drive and Twiggs Street, across from Curtis Hixon Park. It will take over space currently used as a surface parking lot.

The developer said the tower will be "a beautiful architectural statement that adds to the downtown skyline."

But some aren't as excited.

With more people looking to live downtown, developers are cashing in. The building will house 80 residences, which will be priced from $600,000 to over $2 million. There will only be four units per floor, each with panoramic views. 

But growth can have consequences, opponents of the building say.

Critics say the explosive growth brings a new set of challenges, especially when it comes to traffic; congestion, limited parking spots, and crowded streets are already viewed as a problem.

In addition to the water street projects, another construction zone is not welcome by many who live downtown. But more projects could mean solutions, too.

Developers say they're planning to break ground on Arris Tampa spring of 2020.

Construction already started on Riverwalk Place but no word yet on when they expect it to be completed.