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Downtown continues building its reputation as a high-caliber urban center that features quality residential, commercial, and recreational assets.  Le Méridien Hotel and Aloft Hotel both opened this year and new residential projects are underway. Downtown also continued to host a number of exciting activities and events along the waterfront, keeping Tampa in position as Florida’s West Coast leader for business, cultural amenities, convention activities, and urban living.

City Seeks Members for Community Redevelopment Areas Community Advisory Committees

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on CommunityAdvisory Committees for three Community Redevelopment Areas:  Downtown (3), Drew Park (2) and Tampa Heights (3).   The purpose of the Community Advisory Committees is to insure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions.  Community Advisory Committees provide input and make recommendations to City staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their respective areas. 

Interested parties must live or work in the redevelopment area that they are completing an application for, or have significant interests within that area.  Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process, such as neighborhood planning, real estate development or real estate finance are also being sought.    The positions are voluntary.  Individuals appointed to Community Advisory Committees serve without compensation. 

The deadline to turn in an application is Monday, February 22, 2016.  Click here for the application and more details. 

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