The Weekly View: Water Works Park, New Homes in Sulphur Springs, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Buckhorn stands behind Tampa's ever transforming skyline -- in Lego®!

"From the Desk of Mayor Buckhorn" is designed to give citizens greater insight into the Mayor's Office. Every week, Mayor Buckhorn will offer a snippet of what he's currently working on.

"Water Works Park, along with the new Ulele restaurant and brewery being built in the historic Water Works building along with the Heights development,  will anchor the north end of our Riverwalk. The progress on the eastern side of the Hillsborough River will be mirrored soon by progress on the western side. We continue to reshape and transform our city together, and in doing so, make the Hillsborough River the center of our city as it should be. "

10/5: Reshaping the future: Cities of tomorrow
Tampa's partnership with Foursquare as part of our research for the InVision Tampa master plan was featured on CBS’ This Morning.

10/8: WTSP: Tampa Police Department launches crime fighting app
Check out the Tampa Police Department's new mobile app where you can report crime tips, check out Tampa's most wanted and even get the phone number for your child's school resource officer. The app is free in both the Google Play and iTunes stores; find it under "Tampa Police."

10/9: ABC Action News: Water Works Park groundbreaking at Tampa Riverwalk
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Casey Gonzmart of Columbia Restaurant Group, and community leaders celebrated the start of construction on Water Works Park in Tampa Heights. The new park will connect to downtown via the Riverwalk. The park is anticipated to be completed by spring 2014, which is also when the Gonzmarts plan to open, Ulele, a new restaurant and brewery in the historic Water Works building.

10/9: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa starts work on urban Water Works Park
The new Water Works Park will include public boat docks, a kayak launch, dog run, splash pad, and event space. The new park is intended to be an urban experience, promoting growth and density in nearby areas.

10/13: Tampa Tribune: New homes bring hope to struggling Sulphur Springs
The City of Tampa is tearing down vacant, condemned homes in Sulphur Springs as part of the Nehemiah Project. Phase II of Mayor Buckhorn’s plan to revitalize the area includes building new, single-family homes. As part of that effort, the City of Tampa released a Request for Qualifications for interested builders to construct new housing on parcels owned by the City of Tampa.


Schedule Highlights
Tues, Oct 15, 9:30 a.m.
Tampa Port Authority Board meeting
Tues, Oct 15, 2:30 p.m.
Tampa Police Department Swearing-In Ceremony
Thus, Oct 17, 11:30 a.m.
Westshore Alliance 30th Anniversary Luncheon
Thurs, Oct 17, 5:30 p.m.
Grand Opening of Hilton Downtown Tampa
Fri, Oct 18, 9 a.m.
THEDC Meeting
Fri, Oct 18, 11:30 a.m.
Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities Luncheon
Fri, Oct 18, 1:30 p.m.
Solid Waste Employees Appreciation Day
Oct 19 - Oct 25
Trade Mission to Brazil
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