Economic & Urban Development Department
The Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC) is a division of the City of Tampa's Economic & Urban Development Department. YCDC facilitates the development, redevelopment, economic revitalization and general improvement of the Ybor City's Historic District, its 2 Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) and surrounding community. YCDC is the City's primary vehicle for short and long range planning of the District, administers the Community Redevelopment Plans for Ybor CRA 1 and CRA 2 and their respective Tax Increment Funds (TIF), in accordance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. It inventories and coordinates infrastructure improvements, manages the District's clean team (YES Team), manages the District Ambassador Program, coordinates resolution of community problems/issues and serves as the community's City liaison for municipal services and special events.
Ybor City Development Corporation, Inc.
YCDC also provides staff support to the Board of Directors of the Ybor City Development Corporation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 not for profit corporation. The elected Board is comprised of all major stakeholder groups in Ybor City representing residential, retail, restaurant, bar, professional office, hotel, entertainment/events, as well as ex-officio members representing various neighborhood and community organizations in Ybor City. The Board functions as a community advisory group to the City and the Community Redevelopment Agency on issues affecting the development and improvement of Ybor City.