Mayor Announces InVision Tampa Campaign for City Center - Merges traditional with online digital communications to broaden public engagement

03/18/15

Today, Mayor Buckhorn announced InVision Tampa, a master plan and design study of the City Center, Nebraska Transit Corridor, and surrounding neighborhoods. In yet another step forward in his multi-pronged economic recovery strategy, Mayor Buckhorn emphasized his focus on connecting people to places and progress, particularly emphasizing the need for champions that can make things happen.

"We need voices, insights and ideas from anyone and everyone who works, lives or visits Tampa," said Mayor Buckhorn. "And in mid-2013, we will have a living workbook of initiatives that we can actually get done that will shape Tampa into a 21st century city."

InVision Tampa spans from downtown Tampa to Ybor City on the east, Armenia Avenue on the west, and north along historic Nebraska Avenue to Hillsborough Avenue.

By integrating traditional, online and digital communications, InVision Tampa will reach beyond mere awareness and seek participation and commitment. To that end, a website, social channels, and a virtual I-Town Hall have been put in place to facilitate and sustain meaningful discussions about planning solutions. More traditionally, there will be a series of four large Knowledge Exchanges, 12 neighborhood charettes and community meetings, and one on one dialogue.

Citizens are highly encouraged to attend the meetings or to log on to the social outlets and I-Town Hall to share thoughts and perspectives, or just to stay up-to-date with the project. InVision Tampa will officially kick-off with the first Knowledge Exchange on April 11 at the Hyatt in Downtown Tampa. Additional exchange dates and project team information can be found on the InVision Tampa website at www.InVisionTampa.com.

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