First Look At Tampa's Redevelopment

Cathy Unruh

From Downtown to Drew Park, redevelopment activity is helping to make Tampa's neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy and economically strong. Join host Cathy Unruh for a fresh and exciting look at the new vitality being infused into our redevelopment communities.

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Episode DescriptionOn Demand Video
New eating experiences in the downtown area ranging from fine italian cuisine at cena to the duckweed urban market providing organic and unique food stuffs along with prepared foods and local artist works displayed on the wall.  In the middle, at Channelside, is Fusion Flame serving an eclectic selection of Flambe dishes from around the world. Play on Demand

17m 4s

In this episode we visit Corporate Interiors new flagship showroom on North Franklin Street in downtown Tampa. Next we head to the Channel district for a tour of the new luxury apartment homes, Pierhouse at Channelside. Finally we go back downtown to Anise Global Gastrobar, serving up globally inspired bites and classic yet innovative craft cocktails.Play on Demand

17m 4s

In this episode viewers will visit Tampa Convention Center to learn about the centers new distinctive waterfront dining experience The Bay Bistro.  Then on to Tun Du Ree Magic of the Indian Grill on N. Franklin Street in Downtown Tampa, where they serve authentic Indian cuisine. And last on this episode we get a tour of the new Encore Development "The Ella." Airdate April 12, 2013.

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23m 56s

Head down to Channelside to check out the unique cuisine of the Bamboozle Tea Lounge. Visit the Florida Aquarium and learn about some of the exciting exhibits and expansion plans to come.  Finally, get construction updates on the Riverwalk waterfront project.  Airdate February 15, 2013.Play on Demand
23m 56s


Take a tour of the majestic Floridan Palace and rediscover the hotel's rich history. Learn how the Ybor City Business Watch program is uniting the business community. Finally, lounge at BoConcept, a Danish design furniture store now open in the Channel District. Airdate October 12, 2012.Play on Demand
14m 51s
Tour East Tampa to learn about the Business Facade Grant program and how it's helping local business owners upgrade their buildings. Also head to Drew Park to learn more about the community streetscaping project and the stormwater pipe replacement project. Airdate May 8, 2012.Play on Demand
21m 20s
Tour Metro 510 in downtown Tampa - a contemporary community of 120 new urban loft apartment homes. We also visit Vista 400, newly renovated apartment homes for those 55+ and the disabled community. Airdate February 1, 2012.Play on Demand
25m 36s
We visit Central Park for a construction update on the $450-million dollar Encore development. Next we head to Drew Park to learn why this redeveloping community is so successful at attracting and retaining high-quality businesses like Sol Davis Printing, Quality Rollers and Electric Supply. Airdate November 17, 2011.Play on Demand
17m 22s
Visit Tampa Heights Riverfront and learn from the USF School of Architecture how sustainable construction benefits economic growth. We find out about some wet and wild fun at Channelside Watersports. Next, we peddle downtown to City Bike Tampa and experience some two-wheeler urban recreation. Finally, we visit the new Tampa Family Health Center in East Tampa. Airdate July 29, 2011.Play On Demand
20m 20s
Head downtown to check out the new USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). Next, we visit the site of the future Channel District Park and then stroll over to the Channel District Kennel Club for a tail-wagging good time at the new members-only K-9 club. Airdate May 1, 2011.Play On Demand
23m 34s
Visit the East Tampa CRA to learn about the North 22nd Street improvement project. Then, we swing by Ella's Folkart Cafe for a little culture and cuisine. Finally, we pedal over to Drew Park to check out the new Tampa Police bike patrol. Airdate February 4, 2011.Play On Demand
26m 30s
This month's "Special Edition" of First Look takes a close look at the City's Community Redevelopment Areas: Central Park, The Channel District, Downtown, Drew Park, East Tampa, Tampa Heights Riverfront, and Ybor City. Airdate October 1, 2010.Play on Demand
15m 9s
Visit the new Tampa Museum of Art and beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown. We also tour the new faith-based H.O.P.E. Center in East Tampa. Airdate August 1, 2010.Play On Demand
17m 48s
Visit the Central Park CRA to learn about the long anticipated Encore development that recently received federal stimulus funding. We'll also meet City Council Chairman Tom Scott and East Tampa resident, Evangeline Best, to learn about the important role that community advisory committees play in the redevelopment of our communities. Finally, we'll tell you how you can take advantage of the benefits available through a new EPA Brownfields assessment grant. Airdate May 1, 2010.Play On Demand
28m 46s