TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
Community Redevelopment Agency meeting
Thursday, July 21, 2011
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09:07:39 >> FRANK REDDICK: I call the meeting to order.
09:08:06 And we will have Councilman Cohen.
09:08:11 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a very special guest with us this
09:08:14 morning to give the invocation.
09:08:16 He is a former chair of this City Council as well as the
09:08:20 Hillsborough County commission.
09:08:21 Please welcome Rev. Thomas Scott of the 34th street
09:08:25 church of God.
09:08:25 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Good morning, Mr. Chairman and to this
09:08:31 Thank you for the opportunity today to come and give the
09:08:33 invocation this morning.
09:08:35 I also want to thank Mr. Cohen forgiving my office a call
09:08:39 and inviting me to come.
09:08:40 It my pleasure to do that.
09:08:42 Again thank you for what you do for this city.
09:08:44 Shall we pray?
09:08:47 Father, we are always reminded of the fact that your word
09:08:50 tells us to acknowledge you in all of your ways and give
09:08:53 direction, so today we pause to say thank you for such a
09:08:58 beautiful day, a day that you have caused us to rise and
09:09:02 walk in, a day to see the rising of the sun.
09:09:06 And yet even going down of the same.
09:09:09 We indeed are blessed as a nation, as a country, and we
09:09:13 thank you.
09:09:13 We recognize we face many challenges, budgetary cuts,
09:09:19 budgetary challenges, even in washing with gridlock we thank
09:09:22 you that we have a nation that's strong, a nation that
09:09:25 stands together, and we pray for your wisdom and your
09:09:28 guidance for all of our leaders.
09:09:30 Thank you for our nation, those who are fighting for us
09:09:34 around the world for democracy.
09:09:35 We pray that you protect them and bring them back home
09:09:39 And even those men and women who are here in the City of
09:09:41 Tampa and Hillsborough County who protect our lives every
09:09:46 Protect our police and our sheriff and our law enforcement
09:09:50 Now we ask you for wisdom for this body today as they
09:09:53 deliberate, as they work hard for this community, for this
09:09:57 I pray that you give them what they need as they work
09:10:00 together as a cohesive body.
09:10:02 We honor you today and we thank you in your name.
09:10:05 (Pledge of Allegiance).
09:10:32 >> Before we have roll call I want to state for the record
09:10:35 that we have a memorandum off from can chairman Charlie
09:10:37 Miranda who will not be here for medical reasons, and we
09:10:41 also have Councilman Suarez will not be here as well.
09:10:49 Mr. Clerk?
09:10:51 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Here.
09:10:53 >>MARY MULHERN: Here.
09:10:54 >>HARRY COHEN: Here.
09:10:55 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Here.
09:10:57 >>FRANK REDDICK: Here.
09:10:58 Councilwoman Montelione.
09:11:00 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Thank you.
09:11:02 At this time I would like to take the podium and offer a
09:11:05 commendation to a very special guest we have today.
09:11:22 Thank you forgiving me a few moment to present a very
09:11:25 special individual small token of appreciation from the
09:11:28 members of Tampa City Council.
09:11:32 Admiral, I must say the Navy has always held a special place
09:11:35 in my heart.
09:11:36 My dad and brother both served in the Navy, dad aboard the
09:11:41 USS midway and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in World War II and
09:11:47 the years after and my brother on the U.S.S. Carpenter in
09:11:53 Admiral, your achievements have been truly stellar.
09:11:55 The admiral is only the 8th commander of United States
09:11:59 special command USSOCOMM and is the longest serving
09:12:05 commander in SoCom history.
09:12:07 He also served as the deputy director of three star three
09:12:10 years prior to assume the office of commander and has called
09:12:13 Tampa his home for the past eight years.
09:12:16 He is the only admiral to have held this command.
09:12:19 All previous commanders were Army or Air Force.
09:12:22 Admiral Olson is the only seal to achieve the four-star
09:12:27 rank, and is one of five Seals awarded the Silver Star for
09:12:30 their extraordinary valor and combat in the infamous
09:12:36 Blackhawk Down in Somalia.
09:12:38 As the senior seal in the Navy, he has the honorary title of
09:12:42 the bullfrog.
09:12:45 While the campaign against violent extremists is no longer
09:12:49 called the global war on terrorism SoCom is still known as
09:12:53 the commander for the entire world.
09:12:55 To say admiral Eric Olson and his silent warriors are the
09:12:59 tip of the spear is an understatement of global proportions.
09:13:03 Tampa has not only had the honor of the admiral's service
09:13:06 for which we may be proud, but his wife Marilyn is an asset
09:13:11 to our community and our country in her own right.
09:13:14 She has been a major force in ensuring the care coalition
09:13:18 reaches its full potential.
09:13:20 This is a special warrior's advocacy group designed
09:13:23 specifically to advocate and help wounded, ill or injured
09:13:28 United States special operations forces servicemen, their
09:13:31 families, which is headquartered at MacDill.
09:13:39 A graduate of the University of Tampa and will have fond
09:13:44 Admiral, please accept this commendation which simply
09:13:49 Tampa City Council recognizes the years of courageous
09:13:51 service and selfless service that you have given in
09:13:55 protecting our country, and countless citizens around the
09:14:00 While you are truly an asset Tampa is proud to claim you and
09:14:04 your wife Marilyn and your entire family.
09:14:07 Oops as our own due to your positive impact during the time
09:14:12 you have called this great city your home.
09:14:14 Thank you so much, admiral.
09:14:16 [ Applause ]
09:14:35 >> Thank you very much.
09:14:37 Do I look this way?
09:14:41 Councilwoman Montelione, thank you very much for your energy
09:14:45 in organizing this and for the presentation of it.
09:14:50 Irvin Marcus, thank you for being the talent behind much of
09:14:54 it, and I'm quite humbled to accept this.
09:14:58 I speak for Marilyn in saying that we are quite proud of the
09:15:02 community that we serve here, both for special operations
09:15:05 community and Tampa community.
09:15:07 I think the relationship between our communities is quite
09:15:11 strong, and the things that concern me, the quality of our
09:15:15 relationship is not unmet on that list.
09:15:18 I feel this is a little bit backwards.
09:15:20 It should be me thanking you on behalf of special operations
09:15:28 for all that you do for our military community here.
09:15:30 We do depend heavily on you.
09:15:32 We depend on the arts, the education, the safety, the
09:15:38 security, the sports, the recollection, all of the services
09:15:41 that you provide, in such a strong and meaningful way here.
09:15:46 Chief Castor, thank you very much for being here with so
09:15:48 many members of your team.
09:15:50 And for all that you do to keep our families safe, all the
09:15:54 members themselves are often gone.
09:15:57 So thank you very much.
09:16:00 It is of great pride and I'm proud to say that as we do
09:16:04 approach retirement here over the next few weeks, Marilyn
09:16:07 and I do plan to stay on in Tampa for a while.
09:16:10 So we look forward to it.
09:16:13 We look forward very much.
09:16:18 Again thank you very much.
09:16:19 >>FRANK REDDICK: We would like to thank you for all that
09:16:22 you do for us, and your duties, as well as the services to
09:16:26 this community.
09:16:29 We would like for you to come up here so that we can all
09:16:32 take a picture with you.
09:17:46 >> Councilman Scott, we want to thank you, too, for being
09:17:59 here this morning.
09:18:00 And I forgot to invite you to be a part.
09:18:07 Okay, staff report.
09:18:08 >> Bob McDonaugh, economic development.
09:18:11 And I have to say that's a tough act to follow.
09:18:16 Our first order of business this morning at the CRA meeting
09:18:19 is a report from the representative from Ybor City, Mr. Joe
09:18:25 >> Thank you.
09:18:39 I feel I ought to get three minutes for my days in the Air
09:18:43 What a guy.
09:18:44 And we are blessed with those people.
09:18:54 It's just amazing.
09:18:56 These guys down at SoCom.
09:19:00 What I came up here to talk about was CRA for Ybor and give
09:19:08 you an update on where we are.
09:19:10 You should have a package, I hope you do anyway.
09:19:18 First let's talk about what we have done.
09:19:20 We have completed our community process in a tough budget
09:19:26 year which includes readvertised community meetings, and
09:19:44 it's imperative that we maximize.
09:19:58 The diversity of the stakeholders, you have an action item
09:20:02 on your agenda to add ex-officio members to the YCDC board,
09:20:16 Including the gay bore commission, and the recommendation is
09:20:21 in your agenda.
09:20:22 But the representatives are here, and when comes time for
09:20:25 the agenda, you can have your questions and explain why we
09:20:29 think it's imperative these people be represent.
09:20:32 We had a very successful society, the improvement grant
09:20:36 program this year, with six grants from the Ybor CRA 1 and
09:20:42 from CRA 2.
09:20:43 The grants total $472,000 in TIF funds but that leveraged to
09:20:50 $2.1 million of private funds.
09:20:55 That was a very successful program.
09:21:04 This year we co-sponsored seven special events towards
09:21:08 reinforcing Ybor's cultural roots, and historic attributes.
09:21:16 Tracking daytime early evening crowds, not just the party
09:21:19 goers on Friday and Saturday night.
09:21:25 You know what it like down there on Friday and Saturday
09:21:28 We are trying to bring in the families and doing a Yeoman's
09:21:33 job of that.
09:21:35 Ybor as a whole, you I can tell you from our own experience,
09:21:40 those who live in that area, there's a lot of activity going
09:21:42 on down there that are family oriented and people are coming
09:21:46 down for dinner and sticking around till the -- not the wee
09:21:52 hours but late in the evening and we have created a better
09:22:01 We think there's a good return of investment, and
09:22:06 continuation of funding throughout the next year.
09:22:10 Ybor business assistance program, I think, is unique,
09:22:18 because I remember many years ago when I first started in
09:22:21 business, wanted something like that where you could go and
09:22:28 get assistance for your business in partnership with
09:22:42 Hillsborough County, was extended, September 30th of
09:22:45 2011, business technical assistance to Ybor City business
09:22:52 In April 2010 to March 2011, there were 168 on business
09:22:59 counseling provided to 127 Ybor City existing and potential
09:23:03 business owners.
09:23:18 Additionally, providing information, a total of 2030 points
09:23:22 of assistance, and the package provided to you today also --
09:23:36 we made to the paper and this time it was good.
09:23:40 A great article about the businesses that are coming in
09:23:43 there in the Ybor City area.
09:23:46 That's what it's all about.
09:23:50 This kind of publicity is not only great for Ybor, it's
09:23:55 great for the city.
09:23:56 That's the goal of what we are trying to accomplish.
09:24:13 We will be coming to you and the administration to initiate
09:24:16 the extension process including approval of Hillsborough
09:24:24 Be that's basically my presentation to you.
09:24:26 And I can tell you, as chairman of the board, it's been very
09:24:31 enlightening, the different aspect of businesses in Ybor,
09:24:38 and it's amazing to me how viable Ybor has become in the
09:24:42 last four or five years.
09:24:44 It is a place to go.
09:24:46 It's a place to put your business.
09:24:59 And that's what it all about.
09:25:00 So I'm proud to be involved with it.
09:25:02 With that, that's all I have for you today.
09:25:05 >>FRANK REDDICK: Any questions from the board?
09:25:11 We thank you, Mr. Amon.
09:25:13 >> As a footnote, it interest thing to recognize that the
09:25:25 number one use of space in Ybor City is for office space.
09:25:29 You know, so many times people have a perception of Ybor as
09:25:32 just being nightclubs, and yet the number one use of space
09:25:36 is office.
09:25:36 And it's really provided a great incubator for small
09:25:41 businesses, creative businesses, and it's growing every day.
09:25:45 It's been a wonderful transformation over the past few
09:25:49 The next part of our program --
09:25:51 >> Bob, before you move on, is that an increase in the last
09:25:57 few years?
09:25:58 Have there been more offices come in?
09:26:02 >> Absolutely, yes.
09:26:03 Now, you had the pioneers which were TECO when they moved
09:26:06 their computer operations, and then you had K-force behind
09:26:09 them, and then there's been back filling of computer
09:26:12 companies, engineering companies, a few advertising agencies
09:26:16 Really across the board.
09:26:17 And the creative industry seems to be -- because it's edgy
09:26:22 and it's funky and that type of person is a tracked to the
09:26:27 They have great restaurants so it a great amenity, close to
09:26:30 the highway.
09:26:31 And it's really changing the way people look.
09:26:33 Plus the fact we have the opportunity to live where you work
09:26:37 and work where you live.
09:26:39 >>MARY MULHERN: I think that's the other thing, is the
09:26:41 >> It rounds out.
09:26:43 And again when you have people living there, I think it
09:26:46 moderates the way people act and what's tolerated by the
09:26:49 And it's really been a great transformation.
09:26:52 So a success story.
09:27:00 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Yes, it is edgy and funky and historical.
09:27:04 >>> Vince will be punching me later for not mentioning that.
09:27:09 [ Laughter ]
09:27:09 I apologize.
09:27:11 We have in your folders the monthly reports.
09:27:14 Again lots of activity.
09:27:15 I would like to point out a couple of things to you.
09:27:18 Starting at the Tampa museum of art we have an exhibition by
09:27:22 Tampa's photography laureate, it's about the Hillsborough
09:27:27 River all the way from its nexus to Tampa Bay so it's a
09:27:31 great exhibit and I encourage people to go look at it.
09:27:35 We have a couple new businesses that will be opening up
09:27:37 shortly on North Franklin Street.
09:27:40 And one of the blocks that people say, hey, can't you get
09:27:43 these things activated?
09:27:44 Well, we are.
09:27:46 And that's the block between Tyler and Cass.
09:27:48 And as we have more details I'll bring them back to you.
09:27:52 But it's encouraging.
09:27:54 We are seeing activity downtown as well.
09:27:58 Ybor City, again, what Mr. Amon pointed out is that there is
09:28:02 an agenda item today where they will be asking to expand
09:28:05 their board for more community involvement, and inclusion,
09:28:11 which is what our process is all about getting the community
09:28:15 involved in the decision-making process.
09:28:17 And so that's a board item for today.
09:28:21 The Channel District, probably the most important thing is
09:28:25 in August we had the opening of stage works.
09:28:27 And if you recall, that was partially funded with a grant
09:28:30 from the Channel District CRA.
09:28:33 There was seed money provided by the City of Tampa.
09:28:36 And lots and lots of donations by people in the community.
09:28:39 So it's a great amenity for that neighborhood.
09:28:42 I believe the 14th of August is the opening day.
09:28:48 Thank you for attending the neighborhood meeting in Drew
09:28:51 It's always interesting to -- you know, I was talking to
09:28:55 Jeanette at the meeting.
09:28:56 The one thing that Drew Park represents is jobs.
09:29:00 And they always talk about the small businesses bringing us
09:29:03 out of a recession.
09:29:06 And that's what that area is all about.
09:29:08 I worked in -- Ms. Capin was talking about having real
09:29:13 estate holding there at one time.
09:29:15 They used to have a mobile home manufacturing facility,
09:29:19 Strahan 1, and I worked there in the '70s, paid the
09:29:23 princely sum of $1.60 an hour to work there and then moved
09:29:26 on to a company on waterway, Crispy Pizza.
09:29:33 An area like that is the backbone of the city.
09:29:35 You need a job, go to Drew Park because there's all kind of
09:29:38 businesses there, whether it's a machine shop, need cabinets
09:29:41 made, there are cabinet makers.
09:29:43 It's a great neighborhood.
09:29:44 >> Did you say --
09:29:50 >> 1.60 an hour but I got an extra dime for carrying a gun.
09:29:55 I was a night watchman.
09:29:59 So it was 20 cents an hour more than I am being paid now by
09:30:03 the city.
09:30:04 [ Laughter ]
09:30:11 >>YVONNE CAPIN: We can relate.
09:30:12 [ Laughter ]
09:30:13 >> Exactly.
09:30:14 The East Tampa CRA, infrastructure improvements continue.
09:30:19 We have some upgrades in lighting that are going on right
09:30:23 And we are getting ready to start phase 2 of the 22nd street
09:30:27 Again improving the backbone of the community.
09:30:32 Tampa Heights, riverfront CRA, probably the most important
09:30:35 thing that's going on there, our plans to reopen waterfront
09:30:40 And that was something that the local communities wanted to
09:30:42 get back to access.
09:30:45 The city is in the process of hiring an architect to plan
09:30:48 improvement to it.
09:30:49 In the meanwhile, it's going to be reopened to the public.
09:30:54 Central Park.
09:30:56 Anybody who hasn't driven by lately, I ask you to go by the
09:31:00 infrastructure that's in place.
09:31:01 It's amazing.
09:31:02 You know, the main drag is open.
09:31:05 And it's got streetlights.
09:31:06 It's really starting to look like something.
09:31:08 We are going to see vertical construction soon.
09:31:11 HUD was down recently, and Tampa housing and Bank of America
09:31:15 entertained them for the day again, looking for more money
09:31:18 for their second building.
09:31:19 So they are hoping to hear from the HUD relatively soon on
09:31:22 that as well.
09:31:23 So progress is being made.
09:31:29 Any questions on the monthly reports?
09:31:49 >>MARY MULHERN: I want to highlight one thing and that's
09:31:50 the dragon boat races.
09:31:52 >> The world dragon boat races.
09:31:54 We'll have about 2500 people staying in downtown for over a
09:31:58 It's a big economic engine.
09:32:00 And the downtown CRA was a financial supporter of that.
09:32:04 And then it would be months following we are going to have
09:32:09 It was interesting because the first time they brought
09:32:13 FRUTOG to Tampa, they said be prepared for it one time
09:32:19 because we don't go back to cities.
09:32:21 We like to keep it fresh.
09:32:23 But they are bringing it back, I believe it's in October.
09:32:30 Item number 3.
09:32:31 There was a request for discussion regarding budget
09:32:37 In your packet, you have a memo from Sal Territo.
09:32:40 He asked that that be delayed until his return. He's in
09:32:44 Spain right now.
09:32:44 >>FRANK REDDICK: We can do that.
09:32:49 We have no problem.
09:32:51 He's the one that needs to explain that.
09:32:53 >> Without further ado, we will begin our budget
09:33:00 >> I make a motion to continue the last item, the funding.
09:33:07 >>FRANK REDDICK: Okay.
09:33:10 And seconded.
09:33:11 Discussion on the motion?
09:33:12 All those in favor say Aye.
09:33:17 >> Thank you.
09:33:20 We are looking at fiscal year 2012 annual budget and plan
09:33:24 And the front page tells a story about what has been going
09:33:29 on in the last year.
09:33:30 Top left is facade improvement program that was funded by
09:33:34 the Ybor CRA.
09:33:38 Center is a new development in East Tampa on Hillsborough
09:33:42 Avenue, which I'm sad to say I haven't gone and eaten there
09:33:47 It grating great reviews.
09:33:49 Top right is the twilight criterion, which is a bicycle race
09:33:53 which is in part sponsored by the downtown CRA.
09:33:56 It's now gotten national certification and we get riders
09:34:00 from all over the southeastern United States.
09:34:02 It's a great family event, and it's now being sponsored by
09:34:05 the Ybor brewing company.
09:34:07 So it's a fun family day.
09:34:10 And we will be back next year.
09:34:11 I encourage people to bring their families.
09:34:13 We see the Encore project in the bottom left.
09:34:20 The picture of the bushes is a piece of art work performed
09:34:24 by myself with my camera.
09:34:25 That is the streetscape that I spoke to you long and tiredly
09:34:29 It's complete and the neighbors are very happy with it.
09:34:32 And then the bottom right is the new Mercedes-Benz
09:34:36 dealership located in Drew Park.
09:34:39 Just to go over the schedule, we have our planning
09:34:44 presentation today.
09:34:47 August 18th, we have drafted budgets and service
09:34:51 agreement delivered to the board.
09:34:52 And then October 13th we have the CRA board approval.
09:34:56 So to this point, there have been discussions with each of
09:35:04 the CACs, and that's what we are bringing forward to you.
09:35:08 Between this meeting and the next, these budgets will be
09:35:12 refined so we will be bringing final budgets to you then.
09:35:18 This is a highlight of the CRAs.
09:35:21 You see Drew Park in the pink on the top left, East Tampa
09:35:25 again, geographically, on the top right.
09:35:29 We have Ybor 1 and 2 just below there.
09:35:32 We have the Heights, and Encore.
09:35:37 Below that is the Channel District and the downtown CRAs.
09:35:43 Current conditions that are common to all CRAs, again, you
09:35:47 are going to be going to or having a budget presentation by
09:35:51 the City of Tampa following this.
09:35:53 So this line is going to be somewhat redundant.
09:35:56 But again we have a slump in national economy.
09:36:01 The turn around as hat materialized as quickly as expected
09:36:05 and I think have been was shocked.
09:36:07 We thought we would be out of it by now.
09:36:09 We have significantly reduced TIF revenues.
09:36:11 Some CRAs have precommitted expense obligations, and have
09:36:15 been is spending a lot of time evaluating the reprogramming
09:36:18 of existing unencumbered funds from prior years to maintain
09:36:21 programs and services.
09:36:27 Looking at the fact that we have less money to deal with,
09:36:30 one of the first things that we are doing is pursuing
09:36:33 additional non-TIF funds for maximum development impact.
09:36:37 And housing money, we are looking for federal MSP dollars,
09:36:41 working with the Southwest Florida Water Management
09:36:42 District, the Florida Department of Transportation, and
09:36:48 brown fields money through the EPA so we are trying to
09:36:51 leverage what money we have by going outside of our city
09:36:55 There's continued emphasis on regulatory incentive
09:36:59 We want to make things easier to do business within the City
09:37:02 of Tampa and all of the CRAs are working on that.
09:37:07 Supporting existing businesses, limited private investment
09:37:11 initiatives that we have.
09:37:12 Again, leveraging our public dollars with private dollars to
09:37:15 make things happen.
09:37:18 Streamlining administrative costs, and an important note to
09:37:22 that is miss derosso who has been with the economic
09:37:29 department for 14 years is leaving our midst.
09:37:31 She's been the glue that's kept the department together for
09:37:34 quite awhile.
09:37:35 She's going to work with Kimberley Crum in the personnel
09:37:40 division so it going to be a sad day, but again another
09:37:43 notch on the belt, and we tighten up, and we move on.
09:37:46 And I thank her for her work, and she's only a couple floors
09:37:51 away, and we'll find her.
09:37:53 She can't hide.
09:37:54 And we are positioned to invest, to be ready for improved
09:37:59 economic conditions.
09:38:05 Here is the tail of the tape, as they say, the TIF revenues.
09:38:10 Again, we had our highlight in fiscal year '09 and it has
09:38:15 dropped since then.
09:38:20 Looking at the specific CRAs, you see some rather dramatic
09:38:28 And probably the most note worth is East Tampa.
09:38:33 And when speaking with the property appraiser, most of the
09:38:36 activity that has gone on has been the sale of foreclosed
09:38:40 homes, and the property appraiser has to use sales activity
09:38:43 to value existing properties.
09:38:45 And because most of the transactions have taken place with
09:38:49 foreclosed properties, it's had a very strong effect on the
09:38:52 values in East Tampa marketplace.
09:38:55 >>MARY MULHERN: Are these projections based on --
09:39:09 >> Yes, ma'am.
09:39:12 Unfortunately, these are real numbers.
09:39:14 I wish I could say that they are not.
09:39:19 And the budget department and we have been through the
09:39:24 numbers an appears that they are accurate.
09:39:27 >>YVONNE CAPIN: On the appraisal, maybe you can answer this,
09:39:29 maybe not.
09:39:32 They are appraised, the value is appraised on the sales?
09:39:38 >> Yes.
09:39:39 >> Is that a law?
09:39:42 >> Well, it's a practice, I guess.
09:39:44 I would have to check with the property appraiser.
09:39:46 They look at two things.
09:39:47 They look at replacement cost, and then you look at active
09:39:52 And it's always interesting.
09:39:54 In the past, if you didn't like the assessment on your house
09:39:58 and you thought it was too high, you go to the property
09:40:00 appraiser and say, I think you have assessed my house too
09:40:03 And the property appraiser would say, you think so?
09:40:06 Well, how about selling it to me for that price?
09:40:08 And most people would say, well, you know what?
09:40:11 It isn't that bad.
09:40:13 But, you know, one of the things that the property appraiser
09:40:15 has told me is they looked at other municipalities in
09:40:18 Florida, specifically Miami is probably the best example,
09:40:24 and there was a tremendous amount of lit litigation that
09:40:26 went on about values.
09:40:28 They are talking maybe five years of litigation to settle
09:40:31 the differences in what the property appraiser says the
09:40:36 properties are worth and what the homeowner feels they are
09:40:38 worth, and the property appraiser said, we are not going to
09:40:41 put ourselves in that position.
09:40:42 So they have been fairly aggressive in and realistic in what
09:40:47 their assessment are.
09:40:48 Some would say conservative in that.
09:40:51 And, you know, the good news is that they are not having a
09:40:54 lot of people fighting their assessments, but, on the other
09:41:01 side, we do have the results here in the valuations.
09:41:05 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Because of that practice, they were also
09:41:07 valued -- they just kept rising because of that.
09:41:11 >> Exactly.
09:41:13 >>YVONNE CAPIN: And back then, had it been appraised as
09:41:17 commercial property is appraised, which is what is the value
09:41:20 if you had to rent this property, we wouldn't have had those
09:41:25 >> Probably not.
09:41:28 They do that with apartment buildings.
09:41:29 They look at the cash flow and that's how they make the
09:41:33 evaluation of it.
09:41:33 >> I understand.
09:41:34 >> But with residential housing it really tough to determine
09:41:36 what somebody is willing to pay.
09:41:38 >>YVONNE CAPIN: This is feeding the low appraisals, and the
09:41:44 other was feeding frenzy, in my systems.
09:41:49 So the practice maybe needs to be looked at from my
09:41:53 Thank you.
09:41:54 >> Here is the allocation.
09:42:05 I think an important number in here is operations and
09:42:09 That's five cents on the dollar.
09:42:11 We are working at keeping that number as low as possible.
09:42:15 We want to put the money out on the street and make it work
09:42:18 for us, and not spend it in overhead.
09:42:26 An area by area presentation, the first one is downtown.
09:42:32 Again for the people at home, just so they can look and see,
09:42:35 it's the blue area.
09:42:42 Redevelopment highlights.
09:42:44 And we do have some highlight and things we are very happy
09:42:47 The museums are doing fabulously.
09:42:49 Tampa Museum of Art has been a success.
09:42:52 Curtis Hixon has been a success.
09:42:53 The children's museum, budgeted for 200,000 visitors in
09:42:57 their first year, they had 200,000 visitors in the first
09:43:00 nine months.
09:43:01 So -- yes, it's a happy day.
09:43:04 They exceeded their expectations.
09:43:06 Top right is the CAMLS projects, the University of South
09:43:11 Florida project, scheduled to open in February of next year.
09:43:14 And it about a 90,000 square foot project.
09:43:17 And one of the interesting numbers is that they will bring
09:43:19 people from all around the country, and in some case as
09:43:22 round the world, to learn up-to-date medical procedures,
09:43:25 robotic surgery, and there will be an economic engine for
09:43:29 our community.
09:43:30 They are estimating somewhere between 13,000 and 15,000 room
09:43:34 nights for hotels.
09:43:35 That's a lot of hotel nights.
09:43:36 It's a lot of restaurant meals.
09:43:40 And hopefully like the admiral they'll come to Tampa, see
09:43:43 it, like it and stay.
09:43:45 So it a great entree to our community.
09:43:47 The bottom left is St. Paul AME church, and that is the
09:43:53 metro 5-10 housing project.
09:43:56 We provided the downtown CRA provided seed money for that.
09:44:00 They needed a matching number so they could apply for
09:44:02 federal and state funding.
09:44:03 The downtown CRA provided $200,000.
09:44:07 They are investing $25 million in the project.
09:44:09 It's 120 units of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
09:44:14 They will be ready in October.
09:44:16 And we got a two-for-one they saved the church.
09:44:21 The church was in dire circumstances.
09:44:22 It's a historic church.
09:44:24 They are doing some very interesting historic walks
09:44:28 alongside of it that tells the history of not only the
09:44:32 church but the black community in our area, and it's going
09:44:34 to be a great community center when they are done with.
09:44:37 So that will be done in October.
09:44:39 The bottom right is the Gasparilla art festival.
09:44:42 And what was interesting about it this year was the fact
09:44:44 that it was all contained in Curtis Hixon park.
09:44:48 It no longer interrupted the streets on Ashley drive.
09:44:51 People have different feelings about it.
09:44:53 But, again, our Curtis Hixon park has really become a draw
09:44:59 for everybody.
09:45:00 It's our Central Park.
09:45:01 And it's been great.
09:45:03 And the central picture there, another beautiful picture
09:45:06 taken by myself of the Santafest which is back in downtown.
09:45:13 So we have a lot of interesting things going on.
09:45:16 Our key development objectives, a lot of the city
09:45:19 departments including the downtown CRA, working to prepare
09:45:21 our downtown for the RNC August of next year.
09:45:26 We are continuing assistance support the activation of
09:45:30 Curtis Hixon park.
09:45:31 Encouraging more residential growth in downtown.
09:45:34 The parks, museums, the restaurants, all make a great place
09:45:38 to live in downtown.
09:45:40 Crescent Resources, who owns property just outside of
09:45:43 downtown on the Bayshore, are getting ready to commence
09:45:46 construction on their second phase.
09:45:48 So again we'll have more residents to enjoy the amenities
09:45:52 that were built here in downtown.
09:45:55 We are working on facilitating the redevelopment of the old
09:45:58 federal courthouse, and assisting USF with the opening of
09:46:01 the CAMLS facility.
09:46:06 A quick picture about the assessment increment, and a lot of
09:46:11 that is derived from the values in the office buildings and
09:46:15 in the hotels.
09:46:18 Occupancy rates were down a little bit in the hotels, and
09:46:20 the office buildings still faced some challenges in
09:46:25 So that's faced in our numbers.
09:46:31 As a reminder, in the downtown, we fund the convention
09:46:36 center bond issue which is about 13.5 million dollars, and
09:46:41 this year we will contribute part of it but not all of it.
09:46:45 Some of that will come from general fund.
09:46:47 We do have some reserves from prior years, which we will use
09:46:52 to fund activities.
09:46:55 Again, a rather lean budget there.
09:46:58 We will be bringing money forward to continue the activation
09:47:00 of Curtis Hixon park and some of the things that were done.
09:47:04 Like I told you a couple months ago, how we are trying to
09:47:08 leverage our dollars, we have the Ashley drive median
09:47:11 landscape, the downtown CRA brought the plans, the Parks
09:47:16 Department fixed the sprinklers and Tampa Bay beautification
09:47:19 planted the plants, so we are looking for lots of creative
09:47:21 ways to leverage our dollars.
09:47:28 Any questions about downtown?
09:47:31 I'll move on to the Channel District.
09:47:40 That is the violet area that's highlighted the Ybor channel
09:47:43 on the east, Meridian on the west, the Garrison Channel on
09:47:48 the south, and the Crosstown on the north.
09:47:53 Redevelopment highlight, we are talking again about stage
09:47:56 works opening next month.
09:47:58 The port garage.
09:48:02 Slade, which was just sold, bought by a company called
09:48:04 crescent Heights, which is continuing their good works
09:48:08 And the bottom right is obviously the sexiest picture of
09:48:11 That's our stormwater vault that we built to handle
09:48:14 stormwater, a $6 million project.
09:48:17 And what it will do is improve water quality.
09:48:19 So it's an important part of the infrastructure.
09:48:24 Development highlights and objectives, completed
09:48:26 construction of the Channel District park.
09:48:28 That is scheduled for October.
09:48:30 If you have a chance to drive through the neighborhood, you
09:48:32 will get to see the Washington street improvements and some
09:48:35 of the vertical elements.
09:48:37 The neighborhood is excited.
09:48:38 We are assisting the related group of the construction of
09:48:41 the 306 unit development in -- 306 unit development in
09:48:47 Lineal Park, and we are hoping they will be in for permits
09:48:49 next month.
09:48:50 That project is moving along nicely.
09:48:52 With the construction of Kennedy Boulevard pedestrian
09:48:55 improvement which is median and landscape, save havens for
09:48:58 We are encouraging additional residential occupancy and
09:49:02 development by continuing to track service providers.
09:49:04 We have a program specifically for that.
09:49:07 And we are going to commence reconstruction and installation
09:49:10 streetscape on 12th Street.
09:49:17 Here is our trend in the Channel District.
09:49:19 And in the Channel District I feel quite strangely that next
09:49:22 year this will turn around.
09:49:24 We have had some interesting things happen.
09:49:25 The towers of Channelside sold out.
09:49:28 It was the first major project that completely sold out, and
09:49:31 their homeowners association will be taking over the
09:49:34 management he at the end of this month.
09:49:36 It's an important litmus.
09:49:38 We have related companies, spent $5.8 million buying their
09:49:41 land, will be spend being $50 million building their
09:49:44 Grand Central has felt enough confident in the marketplace
09:49:47 that they are marketing units again.
09:49:53 The place and seaport Channelside are both 100 percent
09:49:58 So we have a lot of good news in the neighborhood and I hope
09:50:00 to bring you more soon.
09:50:02 Here is our TIF revenue history.
09:50:05 What's important to remember is that to fund that vault, we
09:50:09 went and borrowed money from the bank.
09:50:11 (Sneezing) Excuse me, I'm allergic to borrowing money.
09:50:18 Annual payments of $1.3 million.
09:50:20 We are about halfway through the repayment of that debt.
09:50:22 It was a great deal.
09:50:24 We didn't have many upfront costs.
09:50:26 4.1% interest rate. It was a great deal.
09:50:29 It allowed us to move forward a large project, to continue
09:50:31 a-pay-as-you-go strategy.
09:50:33 So we always have money to continue to do our projects.
09:50:39 Here is a very general TIF budget plan which we will bring
09:50:44 more information to you at the next meeting.
09:50:46 Next up is Vince describe the Ybor City program.
09:51:03 >>VINCE PARDO: Ybor City manager.
09:51:04 Starting off with Ybor, on the visuals, a reminder of our
09:51:10 insignia, our brand, continues with our marketing program.
09:51:14 We replaced, knowing again Ybor 1 and TIF coming up in 2015,
09:51:21 replacing some of the infrastructure is very important.
09:51:23 We replaced 77 beverages on 7th Avenue in the last
09:51:28 couple months.
09:51:28 The ones were unfortunately value engineered and brought
09:51:32 down in 2000 when we began the streetscape project.
09:51:38 Since I have been here in this tenure three times,
09:51:41 resoldered them, repainted them.
09:51:47 These will withstand parades and having we put in Ybor City,
09:51:50 we think, and we reprogrammed most of these beverages that
09:51:53 were usable in those spaces in Ybor City, including some
09:51:58 nonprofit uses as well.
09:52:00 Cigars for soldiers program was part of the heritage thing,
09:52:03 partnered with the museum society, very successful.
09:52:06 That will be coming up again in the next couple of months.
09:52:08 As Bob said, special events have been a life blood of Ybor
09:52:14 City for years, they continue to be.
09:52:16 We are targeting them more now to daytime family friendly
09:52:19 arts sort of things, and district wide positive impact.
09:52:24 On the map, we'll talk about Ybor City which is in the
09:52:29 We will start off with Ybor 1, which is the commercial core
09:52:33 primarily, created in 1988, and talk about Ybor 2 which is
09:52:37 the newer more residential with some infusion of commercial,
09:52:42 kind around the commercial core as we go through.
09:52:47 Highlights, the program, very successful with that
09:52:53 particular program, and the we have a council right now
09:52:57 meeting Centro Ybor with a very good client and we hope to
09:53:01 get in that particular project.
09:53:05 And I think all of you, of course, you have this folder.
09:53:09 This is very much a damage package which we give to
09:53:15 We give them free to property owners to help sell their
09:53:19 We you sell your space whether it be to a tenant or
09:53:24 developer coming in, and some of the information you see
09:53:27 here and some of individual property owners information as
09:53:30 In that project, you see a lot of infrastructure.
09:53:34 The top right is the building.
09:53:36 That is a barrio-approved design, and it's immediately
09:53:43 across the street from the building on third Avenue.
09:53:46 That's part of our facade improvement.
09:53:48 Bottom right is part of a total window restoration program
09:53:52 with the Italian club which is given a facade improvement
09:53:56 program, 64 windows.
09:53:58 Most of those are like French doors.
09:53:59 The club is putting in five times what we are giving them,
09:54:03 but that's a very intensive project there.
09:54:06 The one in the center with no roof of course is an approved
09:54:13 facade program, but more importantly, stabilization program
09:54:17 with the -- which the CCDC approved with TIF moneys, and a
09:54:25 deplorable building for a number of years, one of our
09:54:27 eyesores on 7th Avenue which is now a crown jewel, over
09:54:31 a million dollar investment.
09:54:33 We talk about office before, and in this project how we are
09:54:38 incentivizing, the number one square footage in Ybor City
09:54:44 for more than two decade.
09:54:46 It's usually on the second floors.
09:54:47 It's been in big boxes like the cigar factories, and people
09:54:51 don't realize it really has been.
09:54:53 One of our challenges right now, for property owner, is one
09:54:57 of the best tenants to have.
09:54:58 We are more stable than a restaurant or probably a pub
09:55:01 coming in and a small retail kind of shop.
09:55:03 Our challenge is not to turn Ybor City into an office park.
09:55:06 Who wants to go visit an office park?
09:55:08 For example, our facade improvement program incentivizes for
09:55:12 that particular program retail, arts, restaurants, and
09:55:17 office on the second floor.
09:55:22 We have our fair share of bars.
09:55:24 We are also not incentivizing office on the first floor.
09:55:30 We want tourists to walk around but those are our mainstay
09:55:36 in Ybor City.
09:55:36 And there was an office use for the property on the first
09:55:40 They came in and asked for facade improvement program and we
09:55:43 said very quickly move the office upstairs, move something
09:55:46 else downstairs when you are eligible.
09:55:49 We had a pharmacy and clinic on the first floor so we are
09:55:51 very proud of that.
09:55:54 A few of the objectives for Ybor 1, possible extension of
09:55:57 Ybor 1 tiff TIF will be coming up and the YCDC board will be
09:56:02 making a presentation later in the year on that.
09:56:04 The number one objective, because that does expire in 2015.
09:56:08 Utilization of Ybor task force.
09:56:13 I served on the board of the Florida rehabilitation
09:56:16 association and the only model in the state where we have a
09:56:18 community, Public Safety Committee, which meets with the
09:56:22 captain of the police department, fire marshal, code
09:56:24 enforcement, at the table in my office every month, and
09:56:28 counterpart, internal departments, code enforcement, fire,
09:56:32 alcohol, wet zoning.
09:56:35 Everything comes up about that.
09:56:37 So every time we bring to you a recommendation for a change
09:56:39 on parking lot standard, which are brought to you, some
09:56:43 zoning issues like special use permits, used to call wet
09:56:48 zonings, noise ordinance, every one of those are staffed
09:56:51 with the community and an internal group, the best that we
09:56:55 can at least for Ybor City.
09:56:56 Some things are city-wide but some just for Ybor City.
09:56:59 That has been invaluable as far as coming in.
09:57:02 And as 74% reduction in crime in Ybor City in the last five
09:57:07 Very proud of that.
09:57:08 Creating jobs.
09:57:09 Reducing vacancies.
09:57:13 Every one of these programs come up, small business
09:57:15 assistance, community partnerships, facade programs, retail.
09:57:19 Everything is pointed to that particular end.
09:57:28 We have the numbers for doing that, very successful, very
09:57:30 proud of those programs.
09:57:31 If the program doesn't help district wide it's not refunded
09:57:34 next year.
09:57:35 We try to do it within three years, and hopefully that
09:57:37 program is successful enough, it's got its own sponsorship,
09:57:42 off of our TIF dollars in doing that.
09:57:44 And the partnering with our transportation department, FDOT,
09:57:47 on the redesign, and reconfiguration of 21st and 22nd
09:57:53 Very important.
09:57:54 So they are not major thoroughfares for truck traffic.
09:57:58 You don't realize how much hazardous waste goes through our
09:58:04 district every day, he have day, and the connector will take
09:58:06 care of that.
09:58:07 You see a lot of this, 6% in the assessed values, as we talk
09:58:15 Also reduction as we go through.
09:58:16 I think
09:58:17 As we
09:58:19 Look at these, and we have percentages that Bob showed you
09:58:22 on the overall chart, 6.6, round up to 7 for this particular
09:58:29 It's interesting since 2009 a 49% reduction in our TIF
09:58:34 moneys in Ybor 1.
09:58:39 Again, line item budgets, this is the kind of trend in
09:58:43 meeting with the YCDC board as far as how expenses are
09:58:46 looking, protection as far as where allocations will be
09:58:50 Again, you see last year, nothing for capital projects.
09:58:55 We are managing most of the projects ourselves, smaller
09:58:57 projects, the beverage replacement, things of that nature.
09:59:04 Ybor 2.
09:59:06 You approved our amendment to the vision plan specifically
09:59:09 for Ybor 2, expansion of its vision and we are carrying out
09:59:13 an implementation plan step by step.
09:59:16 That would be very important.
09:59:19 Key development incentives for the facade program.
09:59:23 We do have commercial buildings in Ybor 2.
09:59:25 It's always been a mixed use of community events and those
09:59:30 commercial buildings have been taking advantage of that
09:59:33 The commercial marketing program that is built into our
09:59:35 Our new marketing firm which you approved a few months ago
09:59:40 has been going forward with the two neighborhood presidents
09:59:44 in completing that program.
09:59:46 Developing the neighborhood sidewalk improvement, signage
09:59:49 This continues.
09:59:51 We partnered with the transportation department.
09:59:52 We have paid for some sidewalks, a very good partnership
09:59:56 with the city's funding on that.
09:59:59 Continue to implement the crime prevention strategies for
10:00:01 that particular neighborhood as well.
10:00:03 And of course, again, the big divide.
10:00:05 21st, 22nd street working with FDOT and transportation.
10:00:10 So we
10:00:10 Don't have
10:00:11 So much of a divide between east side neighborhood and the
10:00:14 rest of the historic neighborhood district.
10:00:18 Again, we have an 11% reduction in the assessed values, as
10:00:22 you see it here.
10:00:24 And, unfortunately, very large decline, in a TIF, 36%
10:00:30 reduction between last year and 84% reduction since 2009.
10:00:34 In Ybor.
10:00:35 Again, if you see the residential for any CRA, residential
10:00:39 communities are getting hit more heavily than commercial.
10:00:42 And, again, budget, 128,000, some of the mainstays we have
10:00:52 like the clean teams, not a lot of money to spread around so
10:00:56 working very hard with the community to getting these things
10:01:01 Do you have any questions about Ybor City?
10:01:04 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Yes, thank you.
10:01:07 I would like to take this opportunity to invite you or
10:01:09 someone from your staff.
10:01:11 We have -- I made a motion for a workshop September 15 for
10:01:17 cultural assets as an economic engine.
10:01:20 And I also want to add that I managed events for the Ybor
10:01:25 Chamber of Commerce for two years, 2002, 2003, so special
10:01:32 events, and you mentioned how important it was to Ybor.
10:01:35 So I would like to hear more about it.
10:01:37 I hope that you can make it.
10:01:41 >>VINCE PARDO: Be glad to.
10:01:42 Thank you for the invitation.
10:01:43 >>FRANK REDDICK: Any other questions?
10:01:48 Thank you.
10:01:49 I think we will go now to Ed can Johnson?
10:01:54 >> Ed Johnson, CRA manager for East Tampa.
10:02:10 Chairman Reddick is being comical here this morning, I
10:02:19 A little bit of something is better than nothing.
10:02:23 We'll go ahead and start with the slide reflecting that
10:02:29 there is both public and private investment still taking
10:02:32 place in East Tampa, even though we are declining in our TIF
10:02:37 revenues over the last several years.
10:02:42 A couple of the slides there, I just want to point out the
10:02:44 one towards the center, that's all private investment.
10:02:48 There was no TIF investment at all, no city investment, and
10:02:53 that reconstruction of their facility on the corner of
10:02:55 48th street and Hillsborough Avenue.
10:02:59 They completely rebuilt their facility there and added a
10:03:03 To the right is some of our TIF investment from the facade
10:03:07 program, at Pepin academy, completely reshaped the
10:03:13 appearance of Pepin academy's building from Hillsborough
10:03:21 I think Bob said earlier, the downtown was in blue, but we
10:03:28 are big blue in the top right.
10:03:31 East Tampa, which is our northern boundary, Hillsborough
10:03:35 Avenue, western boundary is the interstate, 275 at
10:03:39 Taliaferro, the southern boundary interstate 4, and we go
10:03:43 all the way to the city limit 56th street to the east,
10:03:45 about 7.5 square miles.
10:03:49 Redevelopment highlights, as I said earlier, there continues
10:03:53 to be investment in this community.
10:03:56 It is a great place to invest and it is continuing to grow
10:03:59 day to day.
10:04:00 The top left hand corner, that is a photograph of the yummy
10:04:06 house facility that opened recently.
10:04:08 The ethnic Chinese restaurant.
10:04:10 Next door to it is also a 50-seat cafe that will be opening
10:04:14 in a couple of weeks, breakfast and lunch cafe.
10:04:18 The bottom left-hand side, that's all private investment, a
10:04:23 rehabilitation of an existing small strip center on 26th
10:04:28 Avenue and 22nd street, all done by the owner himself,
10:04:32 because he sees the investment that we are making on 22nd
10:04:36 Also, the center is also private investment, no TIF dollars
10:04:40 or facade dollars were included in that project.
10:04:42 Upper right-hand corner is the Tampa family Health Center's
10:04:47 new facility in East Tampa that was built with about 1.8
10:04:52 million of federal stimulus money for a total construction
10:04:55 cost of a little over 3.8 million.
10:04:58 As you know the Tampa family health center caters and
10:05:04 attends to our indigent care folks and providing quality
10:05:06 medical care in our facility.
10:05:08 And the bottom right hand is our first days of our 22nd
10:05:12 street project that opened a few months ago.
10:05:14 That was done with TIF dollars.
10:05:18 Yes, we do have some fiscal year '12 redevelopment
10:05:22 objectives, we will continue to invest in improving our curb
10:05:28 appeal in East Tampa.
10:05:32 Number 2 is the construction that will begin this summer,
10:05:37 phase 2 of our 22nd street project.
10:05:40 The bid documents just went out on the 15th of this
10:05:44 month, and the prebid meeting will take place on the
10:05:48 So hopefully we'll start construction here very soon.
10:05:53 Phase 2.
10:05:53 The third bullet is in reference to our TIF investment of $1
10:05:59 million that leveraged with the Housing Authority to get
10:06:02 this $10 million phone for acquisition of foreclosed
10:06:07 properties, rehabilitation, and putting unit back in to the
10:06:11 We currently have an RFP on the street right now for a
10:06:15 developer, going through the vetting process right now to
10:06:19 select the developer to build anywhere from a 45 to 50-unit
10:06:24 multifamily development on property that we already own on
10:06:27 north 22nd street and link Avenue.
10:06:31 And hopefully we are going to start construction this summer
10:06:34 on the Hillsborough Avenue, 30th street, stormwater
10:06:36 flooding problem that has been in existence for many, many
10:06:40 We are finally going to get to solving that problem here
10:06:43 And then always we are going to continue to look for and
10:06:47 support any private investment that comes in to our area.
10:06:52 And here is the bad news; Mr. Chairman.
10:06:57 We do represent a 12% decline in our assessed values.
10:07:02 Everyone talked about the residential has really taken the
10:07:05 biggest hit.
10:07:06 And we are now almost back to our 2004 numbers as to when we
10:07:11 started our CRA.
10:07:12 So it's not too glorious right now and here is how reflects
10:07:19 As you can see, 2009 was our top year, and then as the
10:07:24 market crashed, and you see the rapid decline.
10:07:27 And it's being driven by the foreclosed sales that are
10:07:31 taking place.
10:07:33 Without new sales, new properties, and new construction,
10:07:37 it's going to continue to take a nose dive until we rid
10:07:40 ourselves of these foreclosed sales that are continuing to
10:07:44 exacerbate our market.
10:07:45 As you can see, that 12% decline represents a 96% reduction
10:07:52 in our TIF revenues.
10:07:55 So for 2012 we are looking at $31,000.
10:07:59 And here is what it looks like.
10:08:03 We will be working with the community advisory committee
10:08:07 over the next couple of weeks to develop a budget for fiscal
10:08:11 year 12.
10:08:12 We believe that we could bring in a comparable budget to
10:08:15 what we have currently in FY 11, will be somewhere close to
10:08:22 We believe we can do that by reprogramming unspent funds
10:08:26 from fiscal year 10 to be able to create a budget for FY 12
10:08:32 for that year.
10:08:33 That only gives us one year.
10:08:34 Hopefully the trend will start inching up after 2013.
10:08:39 But that's where we are today.
10:08:59 >>YVONNE CAPIN: You know, when you talked about all the
10:09:05 private investment and the private remodeling that went on,
10:09:16 I would venture to say that that curb appeal encouraged,
10:09:24 which the private investment, they saw that it was worth,
10:09:27 like any business person, to meet the standard.
10:09:32 The bar was raised, as they say.
10:09:35 I also want to ask a question about Tampa health center.
10:09:39 Do you know the hours of the Tampa health center?
10:09:42 >> They are open at 8:00 in the morning, and usually try
10:09:45 toll close by 5:00 or 6:00 in the evening.
10:09:47 But they are busting at the seams every day, very highly
10:09:53 used, very visible facility on the corner of Osbourne Avenue
10:09:57 and north 22nd street, right on the public transportation
10:10:02 routes for the bus system.
10:10:03 So it's easy to get to, and the community is using it.
10:10:08 And even some folks from outside the boundaries of East
10:10:11 Tampa use it.
10:10:13 Folks come from Sulphur Springs and other communities north
10:10:16 of us.
10:10:17 >> Have they considered extending the hours?
10:10:20 >> That I do not know.
10:10:22 I could check out for you and glad to do that.
10:10:26 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I spoke to someone that works in emergency
10:10:27 room at the hospital, at a hospital, and their busiest times
10:10:34 were from about 5 to 10 p.m.
10:10:38 And I was looking, and I thought, well, if they close at 5,
10:10:45 people that would be going there -- because I thought of 24
10:10:48 hours maybe for the clinics.
10:10:51 But if someone is ill at 2 a.m. they are not going to go to
10:10:55 a walk-in clinic most likely beings but they will probably
10:10:58 go like -- businesses in mall beings so mall hours, 8 to
10:11:06 10 p.m., something.
10:11:07 And from what I understand from the emergency room, that is
10:11:10 exactly -- and they are not seeing a lot of times true
10:11:16 It just they don't have somewhere else to go.
10:11:18 And I thought maybe extending the hours might be something
10:11:24 that could be looked at, especially since, you know, like
10:11:29 you said, they are busting at the seams, and maybe some
10:11:32 added hours, added staff, would be --
10:11:36 >> I will be glad to have Mr. Charlie bottoms, the Executive
10:11:39 Director of Tampa -- I'll contact him and maybe he will
10:11:45 prepare something for the board or maybe come and make a
10:11:47 presentation about his programs.
10:11:48 Because they are expanding facilities, also, around our
10:11:52 They have opened self new ones.
10:11:54 There's one open on South Westshore recently, and they have
10:11:58 one on North Dale Mabry, used to be the old Saturn car
10:12:04 And they are working on constructing a new facility in
10:12:07 Sulphur Springs at the old dog track site.
10:12:13 >> Excellent.
10:12:14 Is he the director of all --
10:12:17 >> That's correct.
10:12:18 >> Thank you.
10:12:18 >> I will be glad to do that.
10:12:19 >>FRANK REDDICK: Ed, let me just add, they have extended
10:12:24 hours during the weekdays, and they just have a smaller
10:12:27 scale staff.
10:12:32 They might have one or two nurses or one doctor, versus they
10:12:35 have two or three during the regular business hours.
10:12:37 They are also available on weekend, too.
10:12:40 So the facility is open on Saturday as well.
10:12:45 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
10:12:46 That helps me.
10:12:47 Thank you.
10:12:47 >> Any other questions?
10:12:49 If not --
10:12:52 >>FRANK REDDICK: While you are here, because you were
10:12:56 giving a report on East Tampa, and for those who are
10:12:59 watching, could you just explain, 22nd street, the second
10:13:08 phase, that will include the roundabout?
10:13:12 >> The second phase will not include the roundabout.
10:13:15 The third phase is the roundabout.
10:13:17 So the construction on phase 2 will take place from 23rd
10:13:21 Avenue south going north to Lake Avenue.
10:13:24 That will be phase 2.
10:13:26 Phase 3 is strictly the roundabout itself, and it's still in
10:13:30 design status right now.
10:13:33 It's about 65, 75% complete.
10:13:36 >> And then just for the record, it would not be anything
10:13:44 similar to the one that -- north 40th Street that is causing
10:13:50 a lot of confusion.
10:13:51 >> You are so correct.
10:13:53 The roundabouts that are on 40th Street are multi-lane
10:13:57 roundabouts that seem to confuse drivers, shifting from lane
10:14:00 to lane.
10:14:01 The roundabout that we are talking about going on 22nd
10:14:04 street will be a single-lane roundabout.
10:14:06 So traffic can only go in one direction, north and going
10:14:12 So we shouldn't have that problem.
10:14:13 >> I just want you to say that.
10:14:17 >> In a problem.
10:14:19 I will turn it over to Michael hatchet for Central Park.
10:14:22 >> Good morning.
10:14:24 My name is Michael hatchet, CRA manager for Central Park and
10:14:28 Tampa Heights.
10:14:29 And I believe this morning we'll start in Central Park.
10:14:34 I think for our viewing audience, Central Park is the
10:14:37 143-acre area highlighted here in yellow -- I mean green.
10:14:43 Yes, green, between downtown blue and Ybor's orange.
10:14:50 It's been an exciting year for Central Park.
10:14:53 If we can get this to go forward, I will be glad to tell you
10:14:56 about it.
10:15:00 There we go.
10:15:04 Of course, Encore is the big story, the top left is an
10:15:09 Taken this month of the site.
10:15:10 You can see the road beds being put in place, the curbs and
10:15:16 streetlights have also been put in place and the stormwater
10:15:18 vault is also under construction.
10:15:21 To the top right is the depiction of Ella, a 160-unit senior
10:15:27 affordable housing complex that should be under construction
10:15:29 within the next couple of weeks.
10:15:31 Bottom left is a depiction of the reef which is AP 160-unit
10:15:38 senior affordable housing complex that will be built on lot
10:15:44 4 adjacent to Ella.
10:15:46 Bob mentioned a site visit from HUD.
10:15:49 We had an opportunity to spend the day with representatives
10:15:51 from HUD at Encore, and was centered around choice
10:15:57 neighborhoods, grant requests of $23 million.
10:16:00 If they are successful in securing those funds, the majority
10:16:04 of those funds would be used to construct the reed.
10:16:09 Also not depicted here but likely candidate to also go under
10:16:13 construction this year is the trio, on lot 7, a 132-unit
10:16:20 multifamily complex, and still securing financing for that.
10:16:26 So there is a probability that three of their projects could
10:16:31 go under construction by the end of this calendar year.
10:16:35 Perry Harvey, Sr., park is currently working with Horne and
10:16:42 associates to enter into a contract for that firm to do
10:16:46 design work for Perry Harvey park, and that construction
10:16:51 should start for us in fiscal year 12.
10:16:54 So a lot going on in Central Park.
10:16:56 Our objectives for the next year, of course, is to complete
10:16:59 the infrastructure construction at Encore.
10:17:03 They are tracking very well towards that.
10:17:05 Again, supporting affordable housing construction, and on
10:17:10 the vertical construction including the restoration of St.
10:17:14 James Episcopal church located at the site, looking forward
10:17:18 to commencing construction on Perry Harvey park as soon as
10:17:21 the design work is completed.
10:17:23 Also, mention has been made of the HUD challenge grant.
10:17:26 It's a $1.4 million grant received from HUD.
10:17:31 City staff from various departments are working on that.
10:17:35 Its targeted towards the Nebraska/hillsborough Avenue
10:17:39 corridor, and helps the city take land use and regulatory
10:17:44 steps necessary to attract higher density transit oriented
10:17:49 development to the area, and Nebraska Avenue is the heart
10:17:54 and soul of that grant, and of course, as you know, that
10:17:57 cuts across the center of Central Park CRA, so we will be
10:18:02 heavily involved in that.
10:18:03 And, as always, we are always ready to support on any
10:18:08 private sector initiatives that might evolve in the
10:18:14 The assessed value trend looks very similar to the others.
10:18:18 One thing here, the bad news is can't get any lower.
10:18:23 The good news is, we have nowhere to go but up.
10:18:29 The assessed value dollar figure for FY-12 is $100,000 more
10:18:35 than the year was the CRA was created.
10:18:38 So it is almost back to the base value.
10:18:45 For the FY 12 budget, it's about $1100, and we will commit
10:18:53 that to pay just a portion of the office and over head
10:18:56 expenses for the CRA.
10:19:00 And again, this is Central Park is certainly a neighborhood
10:19:03 in which we would be looking to invest additional non-TIF
10:19:10 resources and to participate in non-TIF activities through
10:19:15 the Brownsville grant dollars that can be used in the area
10:19:19 working with HUD, challenge grant dollars, neighborhood
10:19:23 grant dollars, Florida Department of Transportation
10:19:27 improvement dollars, along Nebraska.
10:19:30 A lot of activities that we would be engaged in in Central
10:19:33 Park, not involving the TIF.
10:19:38 I'll pause there for questions and then move on to Tampa
10:19:45 Okay, Tampa Heights is the smallest of the CRAs located
10:19:49 just north of the Tampa downtown business corridor,
10:19:53 highlighted in yellow, along the Hillsborough River.
10:19:57 Again, an exciting year for the Heights.
10:20:02 The office building depicted at the top left continues to
10:20:06 secure tenants.
10:20:07 It is now occupied by the Beck group.
10:20:12 Consulting engineers and technologies.
10:20:16 Top right, Channelside water sports operates a boat and jet
10:20:20 ski rental facility out of the armature building, may have
10:20:25 had a successful summer, in renting canoes and kayaks,
10:20:30 fishing boats, and line charters along the arrive.
10:20:35 The bottom left, the armature building is being used over
10:20:38 the course of the past year to attract a number of events.
10:20:43 >>MARY MULHERN: I just had one question.
10:20:47 We are not renting jet skis on the Hillsborough River, are
10:20:50 >> Yes.
10:20:50 >> You can take a jet ski out?
10:20:53 >> Yes.
10:20:54 >> On the Hillsborough River?
10:20:54 >> Yes.
10:20:55 They rent kayaks and jet skis, kayaks, pontoon boats.
10:21:00 >> What about the rowers?
10:21:03 >> Be careful.
10:21:05 [ Laughter ]
10:21:07 Yes, you can rent those things.
10:21:15 Again, if we can have the slides back.
10:21:23 Bottom left, armature building being used, of course, for a
10:21:27 number of events.
10:21:28 Art galleries, children's activities, indoor putt-putt
10:21:33 competitions, one a charity event.
10:21:35 And then the bottom right activity we are looking forward to
10:21:38 over the upcoming year, commencement of the redevelopment of
10:21:43 Waterworks Park.
10:21:47 Redevelopment objectives for the upcoming year, first and
10:21:50 foremost is to complete the Waterworks Park segment of the
10:21:53 Tampa riverwalk, and redevelopment of the park including the
10:21:57 restoration of Ulele Spring the agency approved in earlier
10:22:04 year, TIF funds to begin the construction of the park
10:22:07 redevelopment and to complete the riverwalk.
10:22:09 We are also working with ecorestoration institute for the
10:22:15 restoration of the Ulele Spring, using some federal grant
10:22:21 dollars for that project.
10:22:22 Another example of our being able to leverage dollars.
10:22:25 As you know through foreclosure proceedings that happened
10:22:28 earlier this year, part of the Heights project property is
10:22:34 now under new ownership.
10:22:36 We are in conversation with the new owners as well as the
10:22:39 existing owners to determine the appropriate course of
10:22:42 action for the property, including conversations about the
10:22:47 future of the development agreement and how to amend that
10:22:54 agreement to meet our needs.
10:22:57 And, as always, supporting private-sector initiatives in the
10:23:06 And a 2% decline in the assessed values for the area.
10:23:10 Dollarwise, about a $4,000 TIF decline for the upcoming
10:23:19 And for the budget plan, to cover office and a admin
10:23:26 expenses and the balance of the dollars being allocated to
10:23:29 capital improvement projects with the fault process meaning
10:23:35 dollars can be used for additional improvements to
10:23:37 Waterworks Park or perhaps to support an activity of a water
10:23:43 works building.
10:23:49 I believe that would bring me to Drew Park so I will pause
10:23:52 for questions before Jeanette comes up.
10:23:56 >> Any questions for council?
10:24:01 All right.
10:24:01 >> Jeanette: I feel lake we just left each other.
10:24:14 I want to thank you again for attending the community
10:24:16 meeting in Drew Park on Tuesday.
10:24:17 We appreciate your attention and your interest in our area.
10:24:24 If I can have the slides.
10:24:26 Starting off with just pictures that depict the various
10:24:31 aspects of Drew Park.
10:24:33 Our business and industrial sector with Bright House, the
10:24:37 TPD substation representing public uses of which there are
10:24:41 quite a few in Drew Park, and then finally our neighborhood
10:24:44 residential area.
10:24:47 Drew Park is located, depicted by the pink area up in the
10:24:51 upper left corner, just east of Tampa International Airport,
10:24:56 very strategically located bounded by Hillsborough Avenue,
10:25:00 Dale Mabry, Tampa Bay Boulevard, and air Cargo Road
10:25:10 Some of our redevelopment highlights, and I will go through
10:25:13 them quickly, upper left corner you will see the Mercedes
10:25:17 Benz development, over $10 million of private investment.
10:25:20 They are very happy with their new location.
10:25:22 They were previously already within the CRA, in the block or
10:25:28 two up Dale Mabry -- North Dale Mabry highway, and now they
10:25:32 are really in a gateway location, the corner of MLK and Dale
10:25:40 Next is French bread pizza, one of our neighborhood
10:25:43 restaurants, again total private investment, they renovated
10:25:47 an older building, and now they have a wonderful location
10:25:49 right by Mercedes and right across the street from
10:25:53 Steinbrenner field, so they are enjoying that.
10:25:57 On the lower right corner is the repaving of Lois Avenue.
10:26:04 And that's in progress, of course.
10:26:06 Now it's complete.
10:26:07 Probably got the most positive feedback and excitement of
10:26:11 anything we have done so far in Drew Park.
10:26:13 It was such a needed project to do the repaving of Lois.
10:26:17 Of course, we also did other streets within that project.
10:26:21 Grady, Church, Ohio, several, but certainly Lois was the
10:26:24 highlight of that.
10:26:25 And finally in the lower left corner is quality rovers, one
10:26:33 of our facade improvement projects.
10:26:36 As for our redevelopment objectives in the coming year, you
10:26:38 heard presentations at the community meeting about both the
10:26:41 stormwater project and the streetscape and beautification
10:26:45 We expect to have major progress on both of those.
10:26:49 The streetscape plan will be completed in September, and
10:26:52 then we will begin construction of the priority he empties,
10:26:55 and the same with the stormwater.
10:26:58 That design is 100 percent complete for the pond, which is
10:27:02 phase 1, and we expect the groundbreaking in late December.
10:27:07 One of things that we are encouraged by is we, too, in Drew
10:27:11 Park like East Tampa and Ybor have the business assistance
10:27:14 program through the SBIC.
10:27:17 They have been visiting individual businesses in Drew Park,
10:27:20 and they have been very well received.
10:27:22 In fact, they are kick being off a series of workshops over
10:27:27 during July, August and September.
10:27:28 So we expect that we will also get more business for our
10:27:32 facade improvement program because they are promoting that
10:27:35 as well when they are meeting with the businesses.
10:27:38 And, finally, respect to initiate some additional code
10:27:43 enforcement strategy.
10:27:44 This board passed a motion for us to work with code
10:27:47 enforcement, which we do on a regular basis, to develop a
10:27:51 specific program to educate Drew Park businesses and
10:27:55 residents on code compliance.
10:27:59 Our assessed value trend, our decline is probably the least
10:28:10 of all the other CRAs.
10:28:12 We have the lowest decline of 1% but certainly a decline
10:28:16 Our revenue history, again, same story.
10:28:22 We experienced significant losses, particularly between FY
10:28:26 10 and FY 11.
10:28:28 Of course, now we are down again in FY 12 about 21 that you
10:28:31 or so left.
10:28:37 As for our budget planning, we have already presented a
10:28:40 preliminary budget to our advisory committee, and they will
10:28:43 be taking this next month or so to review it in depth and
10:28:49 provide any input they have to me so that we can begin our
10:28:51 approval process.
10:28:53 As you can see, consistent with the trend in Drew Park, we
10:28:59 focused on capital improvement because we have done a lot of
10:29:01 street paving, sidewalks and so forth, and we expect that to
10:29:04 continue with the FY 12 budget as we begin constructing
10:29:08 those things I mentioned with the beautification plan
10:29:19 The other thing is our news letters to communicate and then
10:29:22 the business assistance program which we expect to continue
10:29:24 into the new year.
10:29:39 If there are no questions, I will turn it over to Bob
10:29:43 >> Good morning again.
10:29:47 Just a reminder that the date of our next meeting when we'll
10:29:51 have a more refined budget for your approval.
10:29:55 >>FRANK REDDICK: Anyone wishing to speak at this time,
10:30:08 public comments.
10:30:09 You have three minutes.
10:30:11 You can speak on any matter on the agenda in terms of CRA.
10:30:18 >> Greetings, Mr. Chairman and other members of the
10:30:30 Community Redevelopment Agency.
10:30:31 I'm Al Davis on the East Tampa redevelopment area.
10:30:37 And I want to compliment the Department of Transportation.
10:30:56 They put this on the door indicating they are doing some
10:30:59 resurfacing, and the area is included in the redevelopment
10:31:05 area, and also district 5.
10:31:12 I'm sure you all must have been aware of their program to do
10:31:18 the resurfacing.
10:31:20 And I'm so glad that they are doing this, Mr. Chairman,
10:31:24 because, you know, we have got these commercial corridors,
10:31:27 residential corridors.
10:31:30 They are all beautiful.
10:31:31 We are looking forward to a roundabout and that's fine.
10:31:35 But if you look at the interior of where we live, where we
10:31:38 come out our front and back doors and where we do our little
10:31:41 barbecue and things like that beings you know, and I have
10:31:47 been listening to the presentation by the man for East
10:31:52 Tampa, and the situation is rather sad, sad from the point
10:31:55 of view that we are the largest CRA in the entire City of
10:31:59 Tampa, but we are the poorest.
10:32:03 And it seems to me we ought to reallocate some funds from
10:32:09 the previous years that we have and maybe ought to consider
10:32:16 current expenses.
10:32:17 You know, we have got two beautiful parks -- I mean lakes.
10:32:22 One on Martin Luther King and the other on 34th street.
10:32:25 And they take $40,000 a year out of our little limited
10:32:29 budget, you know, and we want to take a look at the staff
10:32:35 funding, particularly the East Tampa.
10:32:41 Are we getting the bang for our buck?
10:32:43 And I know once upon a time, they had three, four people in
10:32:49 East Tampa.
10:32:50 It was reduced to three.
10:32:52 And now, Mr. Chairman, I don't know how many.
10:32:56 I know how many we don't have because I have a hard time
10:33:00 sometimes even getting a return call even within a 48-hour
10:33:09 period, and thank goodness he's coming back to town to help
10:33:17 me understand the situation. I still have hope, Mr.
10:33:18 I won't be around for the next 40 years.
10:33:21 And I do want to see the redevelopment of East Tampa, the
10:33:29 park, with any other area of the City of Tampa.
10:33:31 Thank you.
10:33:32 And we will be back next week -- I mean, next month.
10:33:37 We are going to be looking at our budget.
10:33:39 I'm at the grassroots level, you know.
10:33:42 I listen to the presentation, and they sound good.
10:33:45 But Ronald Reagan say a long time ago, trust.
10:33:49 I trust what they say, but I want to verify.
10:33:58 The fruit of the tree is indicated not on the name of the
10:34:05 tree but the truth thereof.
10:34:07 Thank you.
10:34:07 (Bell sounds).
10:34:09 >>FRANK REDDICK: Additional public comments?
10:34:12 All right.
10:34:13 >> Item number 5 on your agenda is a modification of the
10:34:21 policy for the CAC, Ybor City Development Corporation board.
10:34:26 That is expanding the board from 21 to 23 members by adding
10:34:30 two ex-officios -- member of the Ybor Roundtable and the
10:34:30 table of coalition, and there are members of each of those
10:34:39 organizations here if you have any questions.
10:34:41 >>MARY MULHERN: I didn't really have a question.
10:34:47 I just wanted to comment on the size of that board.
10:34:51 And I think I need to just go to one of the meetings and
10:34:55 really watch how that works.
10:34:57 Because it's such a big board.
10:34:58 And seems that you have been able to work together.
10:35:02 So adding another two, I guess, will work.
10:35:07 But 23 people on an advisory board, I'm curious to see how
10:35:13 that works.
10:35:13 >>FRANK REDDICK: Do we need to vote on that?
10:35:20 >> So moved.
10:35:21 >> Second.
10:35:21 >>FRANK REDDICK: Moved and seconded to accept the
10:35:25 recommendation for the policy change.
10:35:26 All those in favor say Aye.
10:35:27 >> Number 6 is a report to be received and filed.
10:35:33 The Community Redevelopment Agency quarterly TIF financial
10:35:37 >> Move to so far and file.
10:35:43 >> Second.
10:35:44 >>FRANK REDDICK: Any discussion on the motion?
10:35:47 All those in favor?
10:35:49 Motion carried.
10:35:49 >> Number 7 is the board affirmation of the Drew Park CAC
10:35:55 ex-officio member and the person representing the airport
10:35:58 And she is here if you have any questions for her as well.
10:36:01 >>FRANK REDDICK: Would she like to speak?
10:36:04 >> I just wanted to say --
10:36:06 >>FRANK REDDICK: You need to come to the mike.
10:36:08 >> Kathy Watson with Tampa International Airport, and I'm
10:36:13 very honored to serving on this committee.
10:36:15 I look forward to the continued success in Drew Park and
10:36:19 will serve to the best of my ability.
10:36:20 >> Thank you.
10:36:22 >> Move to approve.
10:36:25 >> Second.
10:36:27 >>FRANK REDDICK: Discussion on the motion?
10:36:28 All in favor?
10:36:30 Motion carried.
10:36:31 >> Bob McDonaugh: Item 8 is the board affirmation of the
10:36:37 East Tampa CAC slate of candidates.
10:36:39 You have their biographies in there and their applications.
10:36:42 And these are folks that have been vetted and approved by
10:36:48 the East Tampa CAC.
10:36:50 >>FRANK REDDICK: Do we have any present?
10:36:52 >> We do not, sir.
10:36:53 >> Move to approve the slate of candidates.
10:36:57 >> Second.
10:36:59 >> Discussion on the motion?
10:37:00 All in favor?
10:37:01 Motion carried.
10:37:01 >> That concludes the business with again a farewell to
10:37:09 Laura who has been a real help in our department.
10:37:13 >>FRANK REDDICK: Would she like to say something?
10:37:16 Please at least come tell us goodbye.
10:37:23 [ Laughter ]
10:37:25 >>MARY MULHERN: Tell us your new extension.
10:37:27 >> I don't know yet.
10:37:28 I start on Monday.
10:37:29 I'm Laura.
10:37:34 I have enjoyed coming here for about 14 of 18 years the
10:37:39 So it's kind of bittersweet.
10:37:41 This is my last meeting.
10:37:42 But I looked forward to working and making sure you are
10:37:46 prepared for the meeting.
10:37:47 I look forward to working with Kimberly in the human
10:37:49 research department, and thank you and goodbye.
10:37:52 >> Thank you.
10:37:53 >> You will be available for us to call on you, right?
10:37:59 >> I hope.
10:38:00 >> Okay, thank you.
10:38:02 Anything else?
10:38:03 >> Bob McDonaugh: That concludes our business.
10:38:06 >>FRANK REDDICK: Do we have any reports, new business, CRA?
10:38:11 >> No, sir.
10:38:20 And I'm sorry that the gentleman left for the new board
10:38:24 members of the -- ex-officio members of the Ybor City,
10:38:28 because I would have liked to recognize the work that they
10:38:30 have done, because it's been -- I know they supplied a lot
10:38:33 of volunteers, they have put in a lot of hours, they brought
10:38:37 some excellent special events to the Ybor area, as well as
10:38:45 my favorite was we talked about yesterday was the piano
10:38:48 installation around Ybor City.
10:38:50 That was pretty -- that was a pretty neat thing that they
10:38:53 did then, and with minimal support from us.
10:38:56 >> Energy and enthusiasm they are bringing to the
10:39:00 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Thank you.
10:39:05 >>FRANK REDDICK: Thank you.
10:39:11 We will stand in --
10:39:13 >>THE CLERK: A motion to receive and file, please?
10:39:15 >> Move to receive and file.
10:39:16 >> Second.
10:39:17 >>FRANK REDDICK: Moved and seconded to receive and file.
10:39:20 All those in favor say Aye.
10:39:24 Thank you.
10:39:24 We are going to stand in recess for five minutes to allow
10:39:27 staff to set up for the budget workshop.
10:39:31 (The CRA meeting adjourned at 10:39 a.m.)