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Tampa Releases RFPs for Redevelopment on Two Properties in Historic Ybor City
 
Tampa, FL December 6, 2013 - The City of Tampa released two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) today aimed at generating new economic opportunities in Ybor City.

The first RFP targets the northeastern corner of E. 7th Ave and Nuccio Parkway to be purchased and developed into a hotel. The second RFP is for the purchase of a property located along 12th St. between 16th and 17th streets with the intent of creating a new multi-family residential development.

"I will do anything I can if it stimulates development and is good for the surrounding neighborhood, and we believe these projects will do just that. As we continue to foster a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week environment in historic Ybor City, both projects will activate spaces that are currently vacant," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "As Tampa leads Florida out of the recession, it’s the right time to bring new residential and commercial opportunities to Ybor."

Both RFPs are due back to the City of Tampa on Friday, January 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.

To view the RFPs and attached documentation, please visit tampagov.net/ycdc.

Background

Since spring 2011, the City of Tampa has released three major RFPs for redevelopment of city-owned properties: Water Works Building, Classic Federal Courthouse, and a parcel adjacent to the Tampa Riverwalk.

The historic Water Works building in Tampa Heights was leased by the Columbia Restaurant Group; it is under construction today and will reopen as Ulele Restaurant and Bar in spring 2014.

The Classic Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa was leased and developed by Hotel Partners LLC; it has been transformed into a Le Meridien Hotel opening to the public in late spring 2014.

In late summer 2012, the City of Tampa released an RFP for the development of property along the Riverwalk; Intown/Framework will develop a high-density residential building with retail space. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.


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