Ybor City Redevelopment Area

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The 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.

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.

Seeking YCDC Board Candidates

The Nominating Committee of the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), Inc. is seeking nominations for its 2019-2021 Board of Directors. The YCDC Board serves as the official Community Advisory Committee to the City of Tampa and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on issues and policies affecting Ybor City. Nominees must represent one of the following open YCDC Board seat categories:

  • At-large
  • Retail/Arts
  • Professional Office
  • Multi-family Residential
  • Finance/Banking

Terms of office are for two years beginning October 2019, and ending September 30, 2021.  Nominees must submit a CRA Community Advisory Committee Questionnaire.  For additional information, please contact Ybor City Development Manager Courtney Orr at (813) 274-7936. Completed forms must be received no later than 12 pm on Monday, July 29, 2019, via one of the following three options: 

Mail: YCDC NOMINATING COMMITTEE - 2015 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605

Fax: (813) 274-7935

Email: Courtney.Orr@tampagov.net

CRA Community Advisory Committee Questionnaire

Ybor Calendar - Summer 2019