InVision Tampa is the master planning process for our City Center, Nebraska Transit Corridor, and surrounding neighborhoods. With the help of more than 800 residents, 1,000 online users and globally recognized urban planners from AECOM, the team presented the draft plan for our City Center in November 2012, and is currently working on the Nebraska Transit Corridor part of the project.
Accela Permitting System
This $2.8 million technology upgrade came from the Mayor's Economic Competitiveness Committee. The system will provide the City, businesses, homeowners and developers with integrated, real-time access to permitting and licensing information with a heavy emphasis on easy-to-use web and mobile technologies.Title Number Three
Restoration of the Classic Federal Courthouse
The $25 million project which will transform the Classic Federal Courthouse into a 130-room Le Meridien Hotel that will include a signature restaurant, outdoor dining, a 2,400 sq. ft ballroom and meeting space. The project is being developed by Development Service Group (DSG) of Memphis, TN which is the same team that developed the award winning Le Meridian Hotel -- Philadelphia which is located in a historic YMCA in downtown Philadelphia that was built in 1907.
New High Rise Residential Project
Near the Straz Center
Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced that the Intown/Framework Group, LLC will invest $85 million to create a new high-rise, 350-unit residential complex in downtown Tampa. The parcel of land is currently the right-of-way between Cass and Tyler streets, and as part of the development, the City of Tampa will sell that land and reconfigure the streets, allowing Cass to become two-way.
Choice Neighborhods Grant
The Tampa Housing Authority in connection with the City of Tampa was awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the construction of the Tempo apartment complex at Encore. The grant will also provide for the historic preservation of St. James Church for community services, renovations at Perry Harvey Park, and a job training facility on a site donated by the GTE Federal Credit Union.
Progress at Encore
The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) in connection with the City of Tampa opened the Ella senior apartment complex at Encore. By the end of 2012, construction had started on both the Trio and Reed apartment complexes.
Zack Street Promenade of the Arts -- Completion of Phase I
The over $1.2 million investment consists of the construction of a pedestrian-friendly area along Zack Street with an emphasis on the integration of public art into the streetscape. The project was designed by Graham-Booth Landscape Architecture and the contractor will be Trimar Construction, Inc.
Agua Luces -- Public Art Bridge Lighting Program
Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled "Agua Luces" ("Water Lights" in Spanish), a new, permanent art installation and an extension of the "Lights on Tampa" program. Four bridges, Platt Street Bridge, Brorein Street Bridge, Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, and CSX Railroad Bridge along with the Crosstown were lit as part of the initial project. Chicago-based lighting artist Tracey Dear, who lit the bridges in Chicago as well as the Wrigley Building, was chosen for the installation.
Enterprise Resource Planning System
A unique example of government cooperation, this five year, $34M deal with Hillsborough County provides a fully-integrated, cloud-hosted public sector management system designed to improve the flow, flexibility and responsiveness of Tampa's back office operations.
Accela Code Enforcement
This project builds on the Accela permitting system implementation and replaces a 20 year old system with a fast, mobile enabled system geared to manage modern code enforcement activities..
Public Wi-Fi for Key City Locations
Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced seven new public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the City of Tampa offices. Each hotspot was chosen because it is in a highly trafficked area and will be of most use to our customers.
Restoration of the Water Works Building
The Columbia Restaurant and Metro Bay Realty, LLC were selected to redevelop the historic Water Works Building as a waterside restaurant. The restaurant is part of a larger concept for Water Works Park. The City of Tampa will extend the Tampa Riverwalk through the park, connecting the Tampa Heights neighborhood. The project will transform the area into a space for everyone to enjoy, with a new park, a restored spring, and a restaurant with views of the Hillsborough River.
Trade Trip to Colombia
TIGER Grant for the Riverwalk
Historical Monument Trail
Captrust segment of the Tampa Riverwalk Completed
Brorein Street Underpass and Brownstone Segment of the Tampa Riverwalk Completed
Restoration of the Florida Avenue Mural
Restoration of the Old Clock Tower atop Tampa City Hall
Tampa's first CNG solid waste CNG vehicles
Waste Management Refund
Opening of Bay Bistro at the Tampa Convention Center