Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area
Drew Park’s close proximity to Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough Community College, professional sports and recreational facilities, and major employers, ideally positions the area for private investment. As one of the few remaining areas in Tampa with affordable industrial land and space, the area continues to attract new residents and businesses. Electric Supply recently completed a 35,000 square foot expansion and major infrastructure and streetscape improvements are underway on Lois Avenue. These projects are keeping redevelopment momentum moving forward.
The Drew Park Streetscape and Beautification Master Plan will guide future public realm improvements for years to come. The plan was approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency on November 10, 2011, and was the result of a collaborative effort of the Drew Park CRA Community Advisory Committee, Drew park stakeholders, City staff, and consultants from Bayside Engineering and David Conner & Associates.
The goal for the Master Plan is to create a new identity and sense of place for the Drew Park community. The main features include community gateway markers, streetscape amenities, park and open space, public art, and preserving Drew Park's history.
The CRA Facade Improvement Program provides property owners with financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs). As of Februray 2015, the Program is suspended in Drew Park until further notice.
CRA Fence Improvement Program
The Drew Park CRA Fence Improvement Program provides property owners with a financial assistance (grant) to screen unattractive areas and/or upgrade fencing. For more details click here.
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.