East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area
East Tampa is ideally situated between Downtown, the Port of Tampa and the University of South Florida and offers convenient access to three interstates and Tampa International Airport. The community continues to attract private investment throughout the 7.5 square-mile area, especially along Hillsborough Avenue where the new Walmart Supercenter and other retail outlets are under construction. The City remains committed to investing in significant public safety, aesthetic and infrastructure projects, such as “Bright Lights, Safe Nights” and the recently completed “Clarence Fort Memorial Trail”.
The CRA Façade 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). Click on the banner for program information and application.
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 four Community Redevelopment Areas: East Tampa (3), 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 Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Click here for the application and more details.