Palma Ceia (MacDill / Bay to Bay) Commercial District
The Palma Ceia commercial district connects a variety of people, places and opportunities. The district links local businesses to adjacent and nearby neighborhoods. It contains a variety of office, commercial and religious uses. Its retail offerings include restaurants, coffee houses, bars, specialty shops and clothing stores. The Neighborhood Commercial District Plan will establish a vision for the area and identify specific improvements that will position the Palma Ceia commercial district as a vibrant, mixed used neighborhood commercial center.
Help Plan the Palma Ceia Neighborhood Commercial District
What are your “likes” and “dislikes” about the Palma Ceia Neighborhood Commercial District? What is your big idea? What are some of the locations in the District that you feel are assets or need improvement? Try our Palma Ceia Neighborhood Commercial District mapping application. Think of this site as an online white board - a place to share practical and resourceful ideas about improving the district.
December 9 Palma Ceia Virtual Community Meeting
On Wednesday, December 9, the City of Tampa Planning Department will host a webinar on the Palma Ceia Neighborhood Commercial District Plan. This is the second of a series of public outreach efforts to gather thoughts, ideas and comments from the community on the future of the Palma Ceia Neighborhood Commercial District.
Palma Ceia Commercial District Community Meeting
Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 PM
October 6 Palma Ceia Virtual Community Meeting
On Wednesday, October 6, the City of Tampa Planning Department hosted a webinar to kick off a planning effort for the Palma Ceia Commercial District. At this initial meeting, the Planning Team provided an overview of the project, the schedule and initial observations about the District.
The Study Area
The Palma Ceia Commercial District Plan will address development issues along a 0.5-mile stretch of Bay to Bay Boulevard (one block north and south) from Himes Avenue to the Leroy Selmon Expressway. The study area also includes the commercial areas along MacDill Avenue from San Miguel to the Leroy Selmon Crosstown.
The Planning Process
The planning process will encompass three phases, take approximately 8 months to complete and will include broad based community engagement to ensure the Planning Team hears and understands the community issues, opportunities and values for the District.
Phase I: Currently Underway
Listening and Exploring
October 2020 - December 2020
We will use a variety of online and conference call tools to hear your ideas, concerns and hopes for a better Palma Ceia Commercial District. At the same time, our Project Team will conduct research and compile data about the corridor. At the end of this phase, we will produce a vision of a reimagined the District and a summary of the community issues and opportunities to achieving that vision.
Conceptual Design Development
January 2021 – March 2021
Based on the comments you provide and input from our Project Team, we will develop various conceptual design options for the future of the District. This may include new street layouts, possible hardscape materials, landscape design, street and pedestrian lighting, and signage and wayfinding. The concepts will also consider utility impacts, existing structures, and landscape.
April 2021 – May 2021
Based on the feedback we receive from you, we will refine the concept designs into one solution for the Palma Ceia Commercial District. The plan will include a detailed implementation plan, identifying steps, actions and capital projects to be undertaken.
Email us with questions or comments at TampaPlanning@tampagov.net