Ybor City Redevelopment Area

Ybor City Redevelopment Area

The exciting traditions of Ybor City continue to attract millions of visitors to the national historic landmark district each year. Hand-rolled cigars, international cuisine and truly unique special events – it’s all here in Ybor City. Recent historic building preservation and façade improvement initiatives are helping to ensure that the area’s unique architectural character remains alive and well, and new business ventures are helping to grow the local economy. Whether its food, fun, or business opportunities, Ybor City has something adventurous to suit every style and flavor.

Ybor City Development Projects Map

CRA Façade Program  

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).   The 2015 Facade Program Report is now available. 

Ybor City Facade Grant Program

Ybor City Development Corporation is NOW ACCEPTING applications for  the CRA Façade Grant Program for Ybor City CRA 1 for Fiscal Year 2016. This program is designed to provide property owners financial assistance to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Areas

(CRA’s). To be eligible, the property must be retail and/or a targeted commercial property and located within Ybor CRA 1.Facade Improvement Grant Program

In addition, the applicant must be the property owner. Funding can be used for exterior renovation, restoration and rehabilitation as well as landscaping improvements. The program is a matching grant program with funding limited to 50% of the façade project costs, up to $50,000 depending on budget. Ybor City projects are prioritized based on the program matrix and by qualified property types.

Applications must be received at the YCDC office, 2015 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, Florida  33605 by Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM. 

The Applications may be downloaded here:  Application Part 1(Fillable PDF) ,  Application Part 2 (Fillable PDF), Application Part 3 (DOC) , Budget Template (XLS)

For more information about this program and an application,  please contact Brenda Thrower, Ybor City Development Corporation at (813) 274- 7917 or email at Brenda.thrower@tampagov.net.


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Document Name and Description
Ybor City CRA Plan 1 (373.6KB PDF)
Amendment (2.5MB PDF)

Ybor City CRA Plan 2 (342KB PDF)

Ybor City Vision Plan

Ybor City Vision Plan for Ybor CRA 2 Amendment

Ybor Flavors CTTV Program

Experience Ybor City Video

Community Advisory Committee Questionnaire 
Evolution of Historic Ybor City's 7th Avenue (3.5mb PDF)
Ybor City Photo Gallery

Ybor City Zoning Map

Ybor City Development Corporation

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