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…
The grants were awarded last week.
Monday, December 10, 2012
This just in from county officials: Hillsborough County Commissioners last week agreed to award more than $1.2 million to several local groups, companies and venues to support historic preservation projects. The grants are offered through the County’s Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. The County adopted the Challenge Grant Program in December 2011 to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism and create new jobs. Under the plan, non-profits can apply for grants up to $250,000 with a minimum of one-to-one match. The money must be used to rehabilitate historic buildings, or to promote festivals, offer tours, print brochures, or other projects that would help build the heritage tourism industry. The following will receive…