Ybor City Redevelopment Area
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.
CRA Facade Improvement Grant Program Available
Commercial building owners in the Ybor City Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) can apply for matching funds to improve their exterior storefronts. For more information and the application, go to the CRA Facade Grant Program Information page. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2016, at 5:00 P.M.