Approximately one hour ago, I was on a conference call with two individuals with the U.S. Secret Service and the Property Managers of Bank of America Plaza & Fifth Third Building in preparation of President Obama’s visit to Tampa tomorrow, Sept. 16th. As he will be staying at a nearby hotel, following are precautionary measures at and near 100 North Tampa being taken by the U.S. Secret Service/City of Tampa Police Department:

Tuesday, Sept. 16th: & Wednesday, Sept. 17th. Starting at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and until ~10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, Tampa Street will be shut down from Kennedy Blvd. to Whiting Street with only vehicles in the President’s motorcade being allowed access. No one will be allowed access to the building from Tampa Street until after ~10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Anyone accessing the parking garage will need to do so from Ashley Drive, turning onto Washington Street (police temporarily allowing “wrong way” traffic, with Washington Street being a one-way street), with police officers directing traffic, and with a security check point at Ashley Drive & Washington Street. Officials will be conducting a vehicle-by-vehicle “stop & check/search” at that check point on Ashley Drive/Washington Street, just before our loading dock area, before allowing entry into our parking garage. At all times, all vehicles exiting the parking garage will be able to do so onto Tampa Street and proceed in all directions as usual.


  • K-9 officers and their trained dogs will be in our parking garage tomorrow afternoon to check parked vehicles for explosives.


  • There will be an extensive police presence in the immediate area around 100 North Tampa during this two day event.


With these security measures being taken, I would advise everyone to consider coming to the building very early Wednesday, Sept. 17th, or delay coming until after 10:00 a.m., as the check point at Ashley Dr. & Washington St. will no doubt back up traffic beyond Kennedy Blvd. if everyone comes to work at the normal 8:00 – 9:00 time frame. I would also advise that you notify any clients/visitors of these temporary restrictions, so they also can avoid the traffic issues that will develop.


If I receive any additional pertinent information, I will certainly forward it on to everyone.


Calvin Buikema

Senior Property Manager

Cassidy Turley