Ybor City Development Corporation

Ybor City Development Corporation

Ybor City LogoThe Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC) is a division of the City of Tampa's Economic & Urban Development Department. YCDC facilitates the development, redevelopment, economic revitalization and general improvement of the Ybor City's Historic District, its 2 Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) and surrounding community. YCDC is the City's primary vehicle for short and long range planning of the District, administers the Community Redevelopment Plans for Ybor CRA 1 and CRA 2 and their respective Tax Increment Funds (TIF), in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. It inventories and coordinates infrastructure improvements, manages the District's clean team (YES Team), manages the District Ambassador Program, coordinates resolution of community problems/issues and serves as the community's City liaison for municipal services and special events.

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 no longer are being accepted for the 2015-2016 Façade Grant cycle.  The next cycle will open in the fall of 2016 for the 2016-2017 cycle.

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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