All posts tagged City of Tampa

Welcome to our new board members!

The City of Tampa appointed Guido Maniscalco to be their representative on the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. Maniscalco was born and raised in Tampa and is the son of Cuban and Italian immigrants. His family has operated a business in West Tampa for over forty years. A graduate of Tampa Catholic High School and…

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City of Tampa prioritizes parks to better serve and add value to our community

The City of Tampa‘s urban parks provide benefits that include celebrating our culture, promoting health and wellness, spurring economic growth, and keeping the community safe. Going above and beyond, the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department offered free daycare services to our community when our public schools were closed during recent hurricanes Hermine and Matthew. In…

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Hillsborough River Board celebrates 30 years!

Congratulations to our Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and Technical Advisory Council on 30 years of planning for the environmental health of the Hillsborough River! Created by the Florida Legislature in 1986 to monitor activities and actions in and around the Hillsborough River, the River Board adopted and maintains the River Master Plan and makes…

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Sprucing up Spruce Street

If you’re headed to the Home Depot to work on the honey-do list, or to Total Wine to celebrate the end of the honey-do list (as if there is ever an end), you’ve probably experienced traffic difficulties in the area of Spruce Street and Dale Mabry Highway. The City of Tampa has recognized the issues,…

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Tampa unveils plans for Julian B Lane Park renovation

By Keith Morelli, Tribune Staff  Published: September 9, 2014 TAMPA – Susan Lane stopped by to hear and see first hand the renovations planned for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, tucked onto the west bank of the Hillsborough River between Tampa Preparatory School and the Laurel Street Bridge.She had not been invited by city officials….

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Making Westshore Boulevard “Grand”

Westshore Boulevard is the primary north-south thoroughfare through the Westshore Business District. Over the years, the Westshore Business District has become the largest employment and retail center in West Central Florida. With a suburban style development pattern, Westshore Boulevard is a busy street with outdated accommodations and many design features since it was developed in…

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Federal Channel width reduced in Downtown area of Hillsborough River

Over the past several years, the City of Tampa has worked to narrow the Hillsborough River Federal Channel on the south side of Kennedy Boulevard Bridge to the mouth of the Hillsborough River. The River Board examined and endorsed this effort. Most of the channel in the river is 100 feet wide; however, South of…

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City of Tampa appoints ‘millennial’

Welcome, Commissioner Benson! Appointed by the City of Tampa, Stephen Benson, AICP, CNU-A, was sworn in as the newest member of the Planning Commission at our October 14 meeting. Only 25 years old, Benson is the first member of the millennial generation to serve on the Planning Commission. Benson, a fourth generation Tampa native, spent most of his life…

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Developers envision The Heights as historic riverfront neighborhood

Reprinted from the Tampa Tribune By Richard Mullins | Tribune Staff Published: July 26, 2013 Several years ago, developers envisioned a dozen massive new buildings at a site called River Heights, just north of downtown along the river. Then the downturn came, and those dreams evaporated. The site sat dormant. Now, a new pair of Tampa-based…

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Q: What’s the easiest way to connect 20 Tampa neighborhoods?

A: The Green ARTery The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Tampa partnered to develop the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan. Two phases of the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan have been completed:  Phase I identified candidate projects to connect the surrounding neighborhoods to each of the City’s three major business centers (Downtown, Westshore, and USF) and…

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