October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Mayor Jane Castor Launches Intersection of Innovation

Mayor Jane Castor launches Intersection of Innovation event where the City of Tampa works with entrepreneurs to fast track a collaborative discussion between the City of Tampa and Tampa’s Startup Ecosystem to foster innovation, provide opportunities and develop the next generation workforce right here in Tampa. Our goal is to build a smarter Tampa from within.

 

“Our entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “That’s why we’re looking to foster these innovators to work in tandem with city staff to create tangible solutions for current and future needs for Tampa’s growing population. We’re attracting the best and the brightest from around the globe, now it’s time to put that talent into action for our residents.”


WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Lakshmi Shenoy; Embarc Collective, Linda Olson; Tampa Bay Wave, Rachel Feinman; FIBA, Brian Kornfeld; Synapse, Valerie Lavin; Veteran’s Florida Entrepreneurship Program, Vik Bhide; City of Tampa

WHAT: Intersection of Innovation Fast Tracking Collaboration Pitch Competition

WHERE: Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Board Room, 1104 E. Twiggs St, 1st Floor, Tampa 33609

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 3-5pm

October 18, 2019 - 9:45am

Mayor Castor Hosts ‘Bridges to Business’ Vendor Certification Tour at Forest Hills Park Community Center

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is taking steps to make doing business with the city more convenient for local business owners.  For the fourth time, City staff from the Purchasing Department and the Minority and Small Business Development Office will take to Tampa’s neighborhoods to register companies with the City of Tampa..

The goal of the “Bridges to Business” Vendor Certification Tour is to meet entrepreneurs in the communities where they serve in an effort to connect them with basic information that has the potential to lead to government contract work or jobs opportunities with prime contractors and non-profits.  The fourth stop on the tour will take place October 19th, at the Forest Hills Park Community Center from 9 AM – 12 PM.

During that timeframe, business owners or their representatives can learn the ins and outs of doing business with the city.  Staff will be on-site to walk firms through the application process for minority, woman-owned, or small business certification.  Prime contractors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand to provide information current projects.  

“Our Bridges to Business Vendor Certification Tour has laid the groundwork for small, women, minority and LGBT owned businesses to thrive in the City of Tampa,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “We are a city founded on our diversity and built around our small business community and when they succeed we all succeed. We, as a City, are committed to continuing to uplift through education, best practices, and resources.”

The Bridges to Business Vendor Certification Tour is free and open to business owners or their representatives.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to register at: tampagov.net/BTBTour 

 

WHO: Mayor Castor, Community Partners, Small Business Owners

 

WHAT: Bridges to Business Tour

 

WHERE: Forest Hills Park Community Center

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th from 9 AM – 12 PM

 

October 18, 2019 - 9:15am

Temporary Road Closure on S MacDill Avenue from Interbay Boulevard to W Gandy Boulevard to begin October 21, 2019 for roadway milling and resurfacing.

Southbound and Northbound  S. MacDill Avenue between Interbay Blvd to W. Gandy Blvd will be close beginning on Monday, October 21,2019 for roadway milling and resurfacing.

 

It is anticipated that all lanes of S MacDill Avenue will reopen to traffic by 3 pm on Friday October 25, 2019, weather permitting.

 

Northbound and southbound traffic along S Madill Avenue will be intermittently maintained at all times during construction, with delays.  

 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternative routes to avoid congestion. Northbound and southbound truck traffic should use South Dale Mabry Highway in lieu of S Macdill Avenue.

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Brown, Transportation Operations Team Leader

City of Tampa, Transportation and Stormwater Services Department

(813)426-5248; michael.brown@tampagov.net

 

October 18, 2019 - 8:15am

City of Tampa Traffic Advisory for Allen Temple West Coast Conference Parade – October 20, 2019

Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal on Sunday, October 20 in Ybor City due to the Allen Temple West Coast Conference Parade. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and travel through the area with caution.

 

STREET / LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULE:

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • E. Palm Ave between N. Nebraska Avenue and Nuccio Parkway
  • Nuccio Parkway/N. Avenida Republica de Cuba/N. 15th Street between E. Palm Avenue and E. 14th Avenue/Ybor Frontage Road N.

 

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all participants 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.

October 17, 2019 - 8:30am

Temporary Lane Closure E Madison Street to begin October 21, 2019 for Utility Construction

A portion of E Madison Street between N Florida Avenue and N Morgan Street will close  beginning on Monday, October 21, 2019 for utility construction.  A utility contractor will be installing communication cable along E Madison Street between N Marion Street and N Morgan Street for new communication service. 

A portion of E Madison Street between N Marion Street and N Morgan Street will close at 9 am beginning on October 21, 2019. The construction will be completed in 3 phases with traffic diverted around each work area.

One (1) eastbound and one (1) westbound lane of traffic will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

The sidewalk within the construction area will be closed.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other available sidewalks in the area.

All lanes on E Madison Street between N Marion Street and N Morgan Street will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.  

road closure map

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

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning, Design & Development Coordination Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

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

October 17, 2019 - 8:00am

Eastbound Lane on West Euclid Avenue Closing Between Dale Mabry Highway and South Sterling Avenue

The eastbound lane on West Euclid Avenue will close at 9 a.m., today, October 17, between Dale Mabry Highway and South Sterling Avenue while the Tampa Water Department completes roadway restoration associated with maintenance for the water distribution system. Barricades and signage will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications may be necessary during the course of the work.

Completion of the work, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected by 5 p.m., tomorrow, October 18, 2019. Work 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.

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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 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Temporary Lane Closures W Sligh Avenue to begin October 21, 2019 for Bridge Maintenance

A portion of W Sligh Avenue between North Boulevard and N Florida Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on Monday, October 21, 2019, for bridge maintenance.  A Hillsborough County contractor will be repairing the bridge on W Sligh Avenue between N River Shore Drive and N River Boulevard.  One (1) eastbound lane on W Sligh Avenue between N Brevard Street and N River Boulevard and one (1) westbound lane on W Sligh Avenue between N Ola Avenue and N River Shore Drive will close at 9 am beginning on October 21, 2019.

 

One (1) lane of eastbound traffic and one (1) lane of westbound traffic on W Sligh Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

 

Sidewalks in the work area will be closed. Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction. 

 

All lanes on W Sligh Avenue between N Brevard Street and N Ola Avenue will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019, weather permitting.

 

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

 

Motorists can use W Waters Avenue between North Boulevard and N Florida Avenue in lieu of W Sligh Avenue.

 

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

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning, Design & Development Coordination Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

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

 

 

October 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

City of Tampa Traffic Advisory for Tampa Pig Jig – October 19, 2019

Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal on Saturday in downtown Tampa due to the Tampa Pig Jig at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and travel through the area with caution.

STREET / LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 18, 2019       9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

N. Ashley Drive – southbound outside lane closure – from W. Gasparilla Plaza to E. Madison Street


Saturday, October 19/20, 2019      3:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

N. Ashley Drive – southbound outside lane closure – from W. Gasparilla Plaza to E. Madison Street

 

Saturday, October 19/20, 2019      6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

W. Gasparilla Plaza from W. Cass Street to N. Ashley Drive


Sunday, October 20, 2019        7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

N. Ashley Drive – southbound outside lane closure – from W. Gasparilla Plaza to E. Madison Street

 

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all participants 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.

October 16, 2019 - 12:15pm

Temporary Lane Closure of S MacDill Avenue to begin October 21, 2019 for Driveway and Sidewalk Construction

A portion of S MacDill Avenue between W Azeele Street and W Swann Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on Monday, October 21, 2019.   A private contractor will be installing a driveway and sidewalk on the west side of S MacDill Avenue between W DeLeon Street and W Swann Avenue for entrance to Blount and Curry Funeral Home.

One (1) southbound lane on S MacDill Avenue between W Horatio Street and W Swann Avenue will close at 9 am beginning on October 21, 2019.

One (1) southbound lane of traffic on S MacDill Avenue between W Horatio Street and W Swann Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

Sidewalks in the area will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area at all times.

All lanes on S MacDill Avenue between W Horatio Street and W Swann Avenue will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019, weather permitting.

The City of Tampa recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.  Southbound motorists can use S Armenia Avenue between W Azeele Street and W Swann Avenue in lieu of S MacDill Avenue.

 

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

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning, Design & Development Coordination Manager

City of Tampa, Planning & Development

(813) 274-3100, Option 4: Catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

October 16, 2019 - 11:30am

City of Tampa to Host a Community Resource Fair

The City of Tampa’s is proud to host a Community Resource Fair.  The Community Resource Fair will bring together a large array of resources in one place to help citizens learn how to rent or buy a home, get a job, learn a trade, access services, reduce bills, and receive valuable information on improving their health. This event is open to the public and will be held at Young Middle Magnet School, 1807 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa, FL  33610.

 

WHO:  City of Tampa

WHAT:  Community Resource Fair

WHERE:  Young Middle Magnet School, 1807 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa, FL  33610.

WHEN:  October 26, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM

 

 

For additional information, please call the Tampa’s Housing & Community Development Division at

(813)  274-7954, or visit our website at www.tampagov.net/hcd.