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What should Tampa look like in the future? A new effort led by Mayor Bob Buckhorn aims to find out.
InVision Tampa is Buckhorn's attempt to bring public ideas into the creation of a master plan that will reshape downtown and the city's center over the next two decades.
The project has already held two "Knowledge Exchange" meetings last month covering economic development and sustainable city living. The third is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Tampa Convention Center and will cover a hot-button issue as the city develops: livable transportation.
Organizers hope in-depth conversations between residents and the private sector looking to aid in the process of shaping Tampa's future will provide them with a "living workbook of initiatives in core areas of land planning, transit, zoning, and economic development and financing strategies."
InVision Tampa focuses on a two-mile radius from downtown to Ybor City on the east, Armenia Avenue on the west, and north along Nebraska Avenue to Hillsborough Avenue.
The Knowledge Exchange meetings, which include a speaker and an interactive participant exercise, have been attended by as many as 200 residents. Those who can't make the meeting are encouraged to weigh in through an I-Town Hall on the InVision Tampa website, where sessions are streamed live. They are also rebroadcast on City of Tampa television (CTTV), and selected comments from the meetings and other info are posted on InVision's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
If you would like to attend the meeting, RSVP to InVisionTampa@gmail.com.