Investing in neighborhood redevelopment is a high priority in each of Tampa's eight community redevelopment areas. From Downtown to Drew Park, redevelopment activity is helping to make Tampa's neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy, and economically strong.
The Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency provides legislative oversight of the community redevelopment areas.
Community Redevelopment Areas
- Central Park
- Channel District
- Drew Park
- East Tampa
- Tampa Heights Riverfront
- West Tampa
- Ybor City
City Seeks Members for CRA Community Advisory Committees
The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on the following CRA Community Advisory Committees (click on the CRA link below to access application):
- Channel District CRA CAC Application
- Central Park CRA CAC Application
- Drew Park CRA CAC Application
- Downtown CRA CAC Application
- West Tampa CRA CAC Application
The purpose of the Community Advisory Committees is to ensure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses, and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions. Community Advisory Committees provide input and make recommendations to City staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency concerning their respective areas. Interested parties must live or work in one of the redevelopment areas or have significant interests within the area. Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process, such as neighborhood planning, real estate development, or real estate finance are also being sought. These positions are voluntary. Individuals appointed to Community Advisory Committees serve without compensation. Call (813) 274-8325 for additional details.
Director Michelle VanLoan 813-242-3809
Main Office Shelisia Jackson 813-274-8325
Address: 306 E Jackson Street, Tampa, FL. 33602
East Tampa CRA
Eva Hughes 813-242-3807
Brenda Thrower 813-274-7917
Ybor CRA Courtney Orr 813-274-7937
Corine Linebrink 813-274-7960
Brenda Thrower 813-274-7917
Downtown, Channel District, Central Park, and Tampa Heights CRAs
Valerie Ferrell 813-274-8152
West Tampa, Drew Park CRAs
Jesus Nino 813-274-7427
As a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, beginning March 17th, we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the Ybor CRA, East Tampa CRA, and main office at 306 E. Jackson Street until further notice.
CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program
The CRA Façade Grant Improvement Program provides property owners with financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs). The program is funded for the fiscal year 2016 for Drew Park, East Tampa, and Ybor City.