Thursday, February 7, 2013
Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the locations earlier this week.
Seven Wi-Fi hot spots for the public's use have been designated in downtown Tampa by Mayor Bob Buckhorn, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times. The locations were chosen to accommodate city residents and workers, Buckhorn said. The hot spots are: Users should search for "COT Public WiFi" and agree to the terms, the story said. About $9,500 was spent on equipment and installation, and $5,000 more on Internet and software maintenance charges, the story said. Other hot spots are being explored that include Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown. What do you think about the new Wi-Fi spots? What suggestions do you have for others? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A 36-story structure is being pitched for downtown.
A residential development planned for downtown Tampa would change the city’s skyline. Intown/Framework Group, LLC plans on investing $85 million to build a 350-unit apartment tower near Cass and Tyler streets at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The city last week approved a sale agreement for the property and will then have to approve the rezoning of the land. In addition to living space, the 36-story, Art Deco tower is to include 10,000 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor. “I think it’s going to have a very big impact on the skyline, but, more importantly, it’s going to have an impact on pedestrian- and street level-activity,” said Phillip Smith, owner and president of Framework. The city has sold the land — the right…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Traffic was diverted in areas of downtown Tampa due to the Republican National Convention this week. The RNC ends today.
As delegates and members of the media wrap up their coverage of the Republican National Convention today in Tampa, city officials announced their plans for resuming traffic flow downtown. Here's the plan The RNC Call Center, which provides information on downtown parking options, directions, hospitality information and street closures, will be operating until noon on Friday. The toll-free number is 866-762-8687.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Beyond the closed streets and the fenced in venues, downtown Tampa began looking increasingly different over the course of Friday afternoon.
The only thing flooding downtown Tampa on Friday was metal fencing and Republican National Convention event staff. As the city prepares for a bombardment of delegates, media and protesters, the pre-event crews began transforming the city into a Republican party zone on Friday, decorating everything from parking garages to the Tampa Bay Times Forum and erecting tents, fence structures and barricades. The Tampa Convention Center is surrounded by a chain link fence, but that looks only marginally intimidating when compared to the heavy duty, bound together fence work surrounding entire city blocks where government and law enforcement buildings sit. While every precaution has been taken to ensure that statues, windows and valued property on …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
County garage offers first hour of parking free of charge.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
From Hillsborough County Government Online: Hillsborough County’s County Center Public Parking Garage in downtown offers the first hour of parking free of charge. In addition, payment can now be made with credit and debit cards. The County Center Public Parking Garage is located at 319 N Pierce St., and it opens at 7 a.m.for daily parking. Drivers will take a ticket as they enter the garage at the Jackson Street gate, and pay by credit, debit or cash as they leave. Parking in this garage is free for the first hour only, and costs 80 cents per half hour after that. There is no maximum allotted time for parking. “We’ve made these changes to offer greater convenience to residents coming downtown to receive services at County Center,” said …
Friday, October 7, 2011
On Saturday Oct. 8, downtown Tampa will host two major events that will cause several road closures.
Tampa drivers heading into downtown on Saturday Oct. 8 need to be aware that several streets will be closed due to two major events — the Tampa Police Memorial Run and the Red Bull Flugtag. The street closures are as follows: 6 - 9:30 a.m. 7- 9:30 a.m. 7 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bayshore Boulevard between Rome Avenue and Brorein Street Motorists should use alternate routes during these closures to avoid traffic congestion. Additionally, it is recommended that guests attending Red Bull Flugtag event park in Ybor City and the Channelside District since parking south of Kennedy Boulevard will be limited. The street car will be running at 10 minute intervals from Ybor City to the Convention Center starting at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Learn about alternate commute routes and offer your comments on the bridge closure.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The public is invited to join representatives from Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the Tampa Downtown Partnership for a Community Information Open House Meeting on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming closure of the Platt Street Bridge. The open house will be from 4-6 p.m. in Rooms 13-15 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. Citizens will be able to visit information stations to find alternate commuting options and to provide comment. Formal briefings will be provided at 4:30 p.m. and repeated at 5:30 p.m. The bridge closure is scheduled to start in October and is scheduled to last 105 days, according to a news release. The closure is necessary as part of the required rehabilitation of the bridge …