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 City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Drew Park CRA Community Advisory Committee. Advisory Committee members must live or work within the Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area (boundary Hillsborough Avenue, Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa Bay Blvd. and Hesperides) or have significant interests within the area. Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process such as neighborhood planning, real estate development or finance will also be considered.
Click here for the application. Please also share with others. Applications must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Applicants are invited to attend the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board meeting on Thursday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m. to make a brief presentation on their qualifications to serve. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, Third Floor, 315 W. Kennedy Blvd. The CRA Board will make the appointment at that meeting.
Please contact Jeanette Fenton for more information about serving on the Drew Park CRA Community Advisory Committee at 813-274-7427.