Feature Projects

Westshore Waterways Improvement Project

The City of Tampa's Westshore Waterways Improvement Project will include removal of sediment buildup in a number of canals located on the west side of the Interbay Peninsula. Maintenance dredging of these canals, few of which have had routine maintenance since originally excavated and filled into finger channels in the 1940s and 1950s, will improve the environmental quality of the Bay and promote tidal flushing within the canals.  

The City of Tampa has selected Duncan Seawall Dock and Boatlift, LLC, via applicable State and Federal statutes, as the Construction Manager at Risk for the work. Permitting activities and preparation of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) proposal are underway. Dredge activities will begin subsequent to finalization of permits and acceptance of the GMP.  

Project updates will be provided on this website. Please check routinely for any updated information on the City's Westshore Waterways Improvement Project.

View the February 27, 2015 Waterways Project Update

View the January 16, 2015 Waterways Project Update

View the November 17, 2014 Waterways Project Update

View the January 28, 2014 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the September 18, 2013 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the July 24, 2013 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the July 12, 2013 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the April 22, 2013 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the April 04, 2013 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the February 19, 2013 Waterways Project Update (841 KB PDF)

View the November 30, 2012 Waterways Project Update (1.24 MB PDF)

View the September 27, 2012 Waterways Project Update (408 KB PDF)

View the July 19, 2012 public information meeting materials (3.4 MB PDF)

View the October 20, 2010 materials (30 MB PDF)

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Zack Street Promenade of the Arts

The City of Tampa, in conjunction with its consultants, Graham-Booth Landscape Architecture are developing a Concept Plan for the development of Zack St. as a pedestrian friendly with an emphasis on the integration of Public Art into the streetscape. Improvements will not only benefit this corridor but enhance its role as a gateway into the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and surrounding the Cultural Arts District area. Development of the Concept Plan through start of construction of Phase 1 for the project is planned for FY2011.

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1982 Aerial view of Perry Harvey Park

New Perry Harvey Sr. Park

PERRY HARVEY, SR. PARK

A Site Rich in History

• Area known as the "Scrubs" (for the existing palmetto scrub plants) was settled in 1865 following the end of the Civil War.
• Largest African-American commerce and entertainment district in Central Florida started in late 1800's along Central Avenue.
• Central Avenue was home to over 100 black-owned businesses between 1940 and 1967.
• Last business on Central Avenue closed in 1974 and area leveled to create Perry Harvey, Sr. Park after community leader and president of Longshoremen's Association Local #1402.

Other Notable Occurrences:

Perry Harvey, Sr. Park, 1982

• Ray Charles made his first recording at 813 South Emery Street, which is now approximately the center of the park.
• Birthplace of the "Twist" as performed by local youths along Central Avenue in 1958 and noticed by Rhythm & Blues superstar Hank Ballard. The following year, Ballard wrote and recorded "The Twist." Later, Dick Clark had Chubby Checker perform the song on American Bandstand.
• Portions of "Black Like Me" (motion picture 1964) were filmed along Central Avenue.
• After the civil disturbance in 1967, Mayor Nick Nuccio announced plans for a sizable recreation area that would later become Perry Harvey, Sr. Park.
• The Kid Mason Recreation Center's mural celebrates scenes from the "Tilt of the Maroon and Gold" parades that traveled along Central Avenue.
• Portraits of Perry Harvey, Sr. and Kid Mason Fendall (owner of a Central Avenue sundry and a well-respected baseball umpire) hang inside the Kid Mason Recreation Center.