October 19, 2018 - 11:30pm

Lanes Closure on South Armenia Avenue Between West Kennedy Boulevard and W Platt Street And Lane Closure on West Cleveland Street Between South Howard Avenue and South Armenia Avenue

The left outside lane on South Armenia Avenue is closed between West Kennedy Boulevard and West Platt Avenue.  The center and left outside lanes on West Cleveland Street are closed between South Howard Avenue and South Armenia Avenue while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break. Barricades and signage will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow and rerouting. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during the course of restoration.

 

The repair work is expected to be completed by 12 p.m., Saturday Oct. 20. Roadway restoration, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected to be completed by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions. The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, contact:

Elias Franco, Water Distribution & Consumer Services Manager

Office: (813) 274-8335

Cell: (813) 352-3607

Fax: (813) 274-7435

Elias.Franco@TampaGov.net

October 19, 2018 - 7:15pm

Tampa Police Arrest Suspect in September Homicide

ARREST DATE:    October 19, 2018

 

SUSPECT:            Melissa McNutt, DOB: 11/19/1992

 

INCIDENT DATE/TIME:   September 30, 2018 at approx 4:26 a.m.

 

LOCATION:         600 Block of South Willow Avenue

 

VICTIM:                Justin Vancleff Heilig, DOB: 12/05/83, from Salisbury, North Carolina

 

DETAILS:

 

A woman with connections to the brutal murder of a man who was found in a Hyde Park neighborhood is now behind bars.  Tampa Police detectives arrested Melissa McNutt, 25, on October 18 and charged her with the armed robbery and first degree murder of Justin Heilig. 

 

Officers responded to the 600 block of South Willow Avenue on September 30 shortly before 4:30 a.m. when they received a call regarding a man who was bleeding and lying on a front porch.  Heilig suffered gunshot and stab wounds.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died. 

 

Tampa Homicide detectives located a bloody knife and a Pandora bracelet near the crime scene at East Swann Street and South Willow Avenue.  During the investigation, they received information that Heilig was with McNutt on the night he was murdered.  The two came in contact with each other that night in Ybor City. Heilig was spotted getting in the passenger seat of McMutt’s 2015 Black Nissan Altima.  The vehicle matched the description of a dark-colored sedan that was seen on surveillance footage leaving the area after neighbors heard gunshots near South Willow Avenue.  DNA found on the Pandora bracelet also placed McNutt at the scene of the murder. 

 

The investigation into Heilig’s death is still ongoing.

 

Anyone with information is asked to provide Crime Stoppers with anonymous tips in order to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

 

Janelle McGregor

Tampa PD Spokesperson

October 19, 2018 - 4:45pm

Partial Closure of E Hanna Ave between N Nebraska Ave and King Street begins October 23, 2018 for Utility Maintenance Work

Starting Tuesday, October 23, 2018, a portion of the 800 block of E Hanna Avenue between N Nebraska Ave and King Street will close while department crews install a sewer lateral. Detours and signage will be in place to direct motorists around the closure and work area.

 

This repair and restoration of the area will be completed by close of business on Friday, October 26, 2018, weather permitting.

 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

Road Closure

For additional information, please contact:

Eric Weiss, P.E., Director

City of Tampa – Wastewater Department

(813) 274-8039; eric.weiss@tampagov.net

 

October 19, 2018 - 8:45am

Temporary Road Closure on N 15th Street October 22, 2018 for Building Maintenance

A portion of N 15th Street between E 7th Avenue and E 4th Avenue will close on Monday, October 22, 2018, for building maintenance.  N 15th Street between E 7th Avenue and E 6th Avenue will close at 9 am on October 22, 2018 to stage a crane in front of 1503 N 15th Street.   A private contractor will remove and replace air conditioning units on the roof for the property owner.

 

The sidewalks on the east side of N 15th Street between E 7th Avenue and E 6th Avenue will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction. 

 

N 15th Street between E 7th Avenue and E 6th Avenue will reopen to traffic in both directions by 3 pm on October 22, 2018, weather permitting.    

 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

   

A hi-resolution map with the City of Tampa’s suggested detour routes can be found embedded below.

                       

Road Closure

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See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

October 18, 2018 - 4:30pm

Public feedback invited on Channelside Drive design alternatives.

Contact: Rob Rosner, Community Redevelopment Agency Manager, Economic and Urban Development Department, City of Tampa, ChannelsideDrive@tampagov.net or (813) 274-8812

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2018 Public feedback invited on Channelside Drive design alternatives. 

The public is invited to view and provide feedback on the proposed design concept alternatives for Channelside Drive on November 7, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. The community meeting will follow the Channel District Community Redevelopment Agency Citizens Advisory Committee meeting. 

The City‘s project team created the Channelside Drive alternatives using ideas from the May 21, 2018, community meeting for the project as well as discussions with private stakeholders and government agencies over the summer. Existing and future conditions along the project corridor, such as the width of the public right-of-way, were also key considerations in developing the design alternatives.   

The upcoming community meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to view display boards showing different street designs and options for Channelside Drive in the area generally south of East Cumberland Drive to East Kenney Boulevard. The project team will present the proposed alternatives, other options, and study findings that played a role in shaping the alternatives.     

Channelside Drive is envisioned to better serve the neighborhoods within and around the Channelside District Community Redevelopment Area and the district’s numerous visitors. “The City envisions improvements that make traveling the street safer and more comfortable, especially for people on-foot,” said Rob Rosner, the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency manager. “Safety, mobility, accessibility, and vibrancy are the keys to realizing the district’s potential to transform itself into a signature Tampa urban neighborhood.”

Community Meeting #2 - Channelside Drive Design Project

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Port Tampa Bay Board Room

1101 Channelside Dr

Tampa FL 33603

Visit the project webpage www.bit.ly/ChannelsideDrDesign

For more information on the Channelside Drive design project or the community meeting, contact Rob Rosner, Community Redevelopment Agency Manager, Economic and Urban Development Department, City of Tampa, ChannelsideDrive@tampagov.net or (813) 274-8812.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Contact: Rob Rosner, Community Redevelopment Agency Manager
ChannelsideDrive@tampagov.net or (813) 274-8812

October 18, 2018 - 1:45pm

Traffic Advisory - Ybor City - The Legend of The Pumpkin King Parade

The Legend of The Pumpkin King Parade takes place in Ybor City on Friday, October 26th from 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm.   Road Closures, 7th Avenue between Nuccio Parkway and 21st Street and adjacent intersecting streets, will be in place between 3:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Please allow extra travel time, travel through the areas with caution and be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists.

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind you to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. Report anything suspicious to the nearest police officer or submit an anonymous tip using the TPD mobile app available on iPhones and Androids

For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Rumfola, Transportation Technician III, Special Events

813.274.8702

joyce.rumfola@tampagov.net

road closure map

 

October 18, 2018 - 9:15am

VOTE NOW: The Tampa Riverwalk named as a Finalist for ‘Great Places in America: People’s Choice Award’ from the American Planning Association

The American Planning Association has announced that the Tampa Riverwalk is one of five finalist for the Great Places in America: People’s Choice Award. Selected as a finalist from hundreds via an online poll, the Tampa Riverwalk will now face-off against completion from around the country. Voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Award began on October 17th and ends on November 2nd. To cast your vote for the Tampa Riverwalk, please visit https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/peopleschoice/

 

“As a vision that took 40 years and six mayors to complete, the Riverwalk has truly transformed this city,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “We no longer look  at the river as a barrier but as a central gathering place for visitors flocking to Tampa and residents who are rediscovering Tampa’s urban corps. The Riverwalk truly has something for everyone, whether you’re exercising, biking, exploring on a Segway, or using it was a path to get to some of our amazing new restaurants and riverfront parks the newly completed promenade has opened up endless possibilities for Tampa’s future.”

 

The Tampa Riverwalk has been a key to the economic development of Tampa’s downtown core, linking seven event parks along the east riverbank of the Hillsborough River and offering access to the river for over 8,000 visitors a week. The Riverwalk plays host to events such as the Mayor’s River of Green, Tampa Riverwalk Trick or Treat, Lighted Holiday Boat Parade, and Fourth Fridays to name a few. The Riverwalk has also been front and center on the national stage for the College Football Playoff and NHL All Star Game and soon to be NCAA Women’s Final Four and the Super Bowl. As a city experiencing its renaissance, the Riverwalk has created a central hub for entertainment, exploration, and exercise for residents and visitors alike.  

 

View Riverwalk in 60-ish second here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb_XF8NZJ6I&feature=youtu.be

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Ashley Bauman, Marketing & Communications Director

Ashley.Bauman@tampagov.net

October 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Mayor Buckhorn to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with employees and guests.

On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Mayor Bob Buckhorn will make remarks and present a proclamation regarding Tampa’s rich Hispanic Heritage at the 30th Annual Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Tampa Theatre. This event is free to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Richard Gonzmart, President of the Columbia Restaurant Group. ­­­­­Fox 13’s Linda Hurtado will emcee the event and entertainment will be provided by The Fabulous Rockers. The Tampa Police Department Honor Guard will be presenting the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by the Mayor’s Youth Corps. 

WHO: Mayor Buckhorn and distinguished guests

WHAT: City of Tampa Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

WHERE: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin Street 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 11 a.m.

 

SPANISH:

 

NOTA PARA LOS MEDIOS

Para publicación inmediata

  

El alcalde Buckhorn celebrará el mes de la Herencia Hispana con empleados e invitados

El martes, 23 de octubre a las 11 a.m., el alcalde Bob Buckhorn hará uso de la palabra y presentará una proclama sobre la presencia y riqueza de la herencia Hispana de Tampa, en la trigésima celebración de la Herencia Hispana del alcalde, la cual tendrá lugar en el Teatro de Tampa. Este evento es gratuito para el público.

Richard Gonzmart, presidente del grupo de los restaurantes Columbia, será el orador principal. La Maestra de Ceremonias será Linda Hurtado de Fox 13, y el entretenimiento estará a cargo de la orquesta de los Fabulous RockersLa Guardia de Honor del Departamento de Policía de Tampa presentará los colores y el Juramento a la Bandera será dirigido por el Cuerpo de Jóvenes del alcalde.

QUIEN: El alcalde Buckhorn e invitados distinguidos

QUE: Celebración de la Herencia Hispana de la Ciudad de Tampa 

DONDE: Teatro de Tampa, 711 N. Franklin Street 

CUANDO: El martes, 23 de octubre, 2018 a las 11 a.m.

 

October 17, 2018 - 12:45pm

The Internal Audit Department released its Training & Management Development, Audit 18-06

The Department of Human Resources’ Training and Management Development Division is responsible for providing new employee orientation and other training opportunities, including mandatory training for new hires and specialized training as needed by Departments. They also manage the Tuition Reimbursement (TR) program. The TR program is a benefit provided to City of Tampa employees. 
The report in its entirety can be viewed on TampaGov.net
October 17, 2018 - 9:15am

Multiple Special Events - October 18 through October 21, 2018

There are multiple special events occurring throughout Tampa Bay beginning Thursday, October 18th lasting through the weekend that will affect normal traffic patterns. 

Please allow extra travel time. Travel through the areas with caution. Be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists.

 

EVENTS

 

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Amalie Arena: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Redwings, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy – The Play That Goes Wrong, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy – The Play That Goes Wrong, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Downtown and Bayshore Blvd: American Cancer Society Breast cancer Walk, 9:00am – 11:00am

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Pig Jig, 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy – The Play That Goes Wrong, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Raymond James Stadium: USF vs UCONN,  7:00pm – 10:00pm

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy - The Play That Goes Wrong, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

 

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Buccaneers Practice Facilities: Buccaneer’s Treasure Chests 5K Run,  7:00am – 10:00am

Note: Himes Avenue will be closed from the Lot 14 Parking Entrance (just south of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. ) to Columbus Drive

Raymond James Stadium: Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns,  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy – The Play That Goes Wrong, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Straz Center: Broadway Comedy - The Play That Goes Wrong, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

 

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind you to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. Report anything suspicious to the nearest police officer or submit an anonymous tip using the TPD mobile app available on iPhones and Androids.

For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Rumfola, Transportation Technician III, Special Events

813.274.8702

joyce.rumfola@tampagov.net