Buoyed by a $6 million grant from the state of Florida, the developers of the new Tampa Jewish Community Center feel comfortable in putting forth a timetable: reach a fundraising goal of $22 million to $24 million in the fall, break ground in the first quarter of next year, and complete the project 14 to 18 months later.

The latest renderings show a roughly 100,000-square-foot facility on 5.6 acres that lives up to the project’s self-description as a “game changer.” The Armory building is on the historic registry at the local, state and federal level, so the “history and integrity” of the original building has been preserved.

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