Rendering of West Shore Blvd.
West Shore Blvd Complete Streets public engagement open
Hillsborough County has opened the public engagement period for the West Shore Blvd. Complete Streets project. Learn more and provide your comments here. The proposed plan would add pedestrian and streetscape elements to create a grand boulevard from Spruce St. to Kennedy Blvd. The project was inspired by the Westshore Alliance's Public Realm Master Plan.  County staff have been working with business & property owners, residents and Westshore Alliance members to design a plan that improves West Shore Blvd. and provides for additional development opportunities. Visit the project page to comment on the plan before October 15.
Neiman Marcus at International Plaza one of few Florida locations to remain open MORE
Oronzo, fast casual Italian restaurant, inks deal at MidtownTampa MORE
George M. Steinbrenner Field to receive safety modifications MORE
St. Joseph's Hospital opens $126 million expansion, adds 90 private rooms and bridge MORE
Spirit Halloween opens at WestShore Plaza MORE
FDOT releases Kennedy Blvd. improvements
The Florida Department of Transportation released a new video detailing their planned safety improvements to Kennedy Blvd. FDOT's project will modify medians, widen and repair sidewalks, add lighting, and improve intersections. The project also called for lowering the speed limit to 40mph between West Shore Blvd. and MacDill Ave., which has already occurred. Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2021. Visit the project page for more information.
Westshore interchange operational improvements finished; Tampa Interstate Study SEIS approved
The Florida Department of Transportation completed the Westshore Interchange operational improvements by adding a new lane on northbound I-275, a new exit lane from northbound I-275 to Kennedy Blvd. and lengthening the merge area from SR 60 to I-275. The $31 million project was done ahead of schedule. It will serve as an interim improvement for the future Westshore Interchange reconstruction. That project was approved on Sept. 15 by the Federal Highway Administration as part of the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and include the full reconstruction of the Westshore Interchange, tolled express lanes, and operational improvements for the Downtown Tampa Interchange.
Log in on October 20 at 11 a.m. for Part II of the Westshore Development Series featuring a City of Tampa Economic Development update. Mayor Jane Castor and her team are focused on building neighborhoods that are inclusive and equitable for everyone. The newly approved city budget will invest in critical infrastructure that fosters strong multimodal mobility options, housing affordability, a strong commitment to customer service and city-wide workforce development. 

Hear Mayor Castor and Development and Economic Opportunity Administrator Carole Post layout the five strategic goals that will help guide the City of Tampa - including the entire Westshore District - forward. This event is free for members thanks to:




A big thank you to our Silver Sponsors AECOM, Atkins, BELFOR Property Restoration, Carlton Fields, Framework Group, LLC, Grow Financial and Halff Associates.

ICYMI: a video of Part I which featured market updates on hospitality, office, retail and multifamily can be found here. Join us for Part III on November 17. Details on our website.
Welcome new members and thank you to those that have recently renewed their membership! See the list here.
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