The Dikman Company Assists with Historical Tampa Bypass Canal New Construction

Tampa, FL (November 23, 2015) – Since March 2014 The Dikman Company has been working on the development of a spec building on the historic Tampa Bypass Canal. The site is located on Massaro Boulevard just south of Tampa East Boulevard in the Tampa East Industrial Park near Adamo Drive, US 301, Lee Roy Selmon toll road and I-75.

Before construction could begin on this waterfront project, dubbed Tampa East Canal Industrial, approximately 50,000 cubic yards of dirt had to be removed. The 20 ft tall mound of dirt was originally placed on the land when the Bypass Canal was dug back in the 1960’s to divert floodwaters from the Hillsborough River.

Working alongside The Dikman Company’s development team, the project’s general contractor, Construction Services Inc., reached out to several site material professionals in the area to remove the mighty pile of dirt.

At the time, the Florida State Fairgrounds was in the process of constructing surface parking lots off of US Route 301 and agreed to take the dirt to use as fill for surface parking lots. It took 90 days and $300,000 paid by the developer for the dirt to be removed from the Tampa East Canal Industrial Spec Building site and hauled to the fairgrounds construction site.

“That dirt pile was older than most of the guys working on the site,” said Chairman and CEO Bob Dikman of The Dikman Company. “In a perfect scenario, we would have found someone to pay us to take it off our hands, but at the end of the day we were satisfied that it could be repurposed locally.”

Shortly after the dirt mound had been successfully removed, groundbreaking for the build to suit for a long term lease to a “credit” tenant commenced. The facility is scheduled to be completed by early 2016 followed by their 26,100 square-foot, tilt-wall spec building to be completed in Summer of 2016. Leasing opportunities are available.

About The Dikman Company
The Dikman Company is a Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Services firm that has been providing clients throughout Florida with a full range of commercial real estate services since 1983. Commercial real estate services include: sales, leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment counseling and asset analysis. For more information, visit www.Dikman.com.

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