City of Tampa Announces Request for Proposals for Redevelopment in Historic Ybor City - Seeks transformation of vacant, city-owned property along 7th Avenue

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The City of Tampa is releasing a Requests for Proposals (RFPs) today aimed at generating new economic opportunities in historic Ybor City. The RFP is for a vacant, city owned parcel located on the northeastern corner of E. 7th Ave and Nuccio Parkway to be purchased and redeveloped with a variety of uses, meaning a combination of residential, retail, and/or office space.

"Time and again, we have seen how transforming one vacant parcel of land can catalyze the transformation of an entire neighborhood. This parcel sits at the front door to the historic district, and by activating it, we continue the progress, investment, and development already happening Ybor City,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “This will bring new mixed use opportunities that will contribute to a 24/7 environment.”

Responses to the RFP are due back to the City of Tampa on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

To view the RFP and attached documentation, please visit


Since spring 2011, the City of Tampa has released several major RFPs for redevelopment of vacant, city-owned properties, including Water Works Building, Classic Federal Courthouse, a parcel adjacent to the Tampa Riverwalk, as well as for a property located along 12th St. between 16th and 17th streets in historic Ybor City.

The historic Water Works building in Tampa Heights was leased by the Columbia Restaurant Group; it has reopened as Ulele Restaurant and Bar. The Classic Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa was leased and developed by Hotel Partners LLC; it has been transformed into a Le Meridien Hotel. In late summer 2012, the City of Tampa released an RFP for the development of property along the Riverwalk; Intown/Framework will develop a high-density residential building with retail space with construction beginning in Summer 2015. Intown/Framework will also develop the property located along 12th street into a multi-family residential complex.