City Center at Hanna Avenue Timeline

Pre-Construction Timeline

  • July 2014

    Property Purchased

    During the administration of Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the City of Tampa took possession of the property at 2515 East Hanna Avenue. Over eleven acres were purchased from Hanna Properties Corp. for $1,000,000. The building was once used in the manufacturing of industrial cables.

  • May 2019

    Mayor Castor's Vision

    Mayor Jane Castor took office with a desire to make Tampa a city where everyone knows they have access to opportunity. Through Mayor Castor’s vision, five strategic goals were developed to guide the city government in tackling the real issues facing Tampa.  This set of guiding principles is known as “Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow” or T3.

  • 2020

    Analysis of Existing Facilities

    Inefficiencies such as buildings requiring impractical/unfeasible repairs, expiration of existing leases, limited parking, and a lack of physical space to administer services were identified within the City government.

  • November 2020

    T3 Advisory Team Work

    The work of the Mayor’s T3 Advisory Teams led to the idea of bringing government closer to neighborhoods as a favorable method to serve the greater good and to remedy the City’s challenges. will relieve the City of its dependency on leased space and save taxpayer dollars. 

    The property fronting Hanna Avenue became the ideal place for a municipal office building.

  • March 18, 2021

    City Council Approval

    A presentation was given during the Tampa City Council Meeting about the proposed municipal office building at 2515 E. Hanna Avenue. Council approved an amendment request to demolish the existing building on the site and fund the design phase for a new City Center.

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  • July 17, 2021

    Traffic and Roadway Safety Neighborhood Walking Tour

    The Traffic and Roadway Safety Neighborhood Walking Tour was held for residents and business owners within the neighborhoods adjacent to the proposed City Center.  Participants walked alongside experts from the City of Tampa Mobility Department to review existing road conditions along Hanna Avenue. Additionally, they discussed the effects of new trips on roads, sidewalks, and intersections. The data collected will be included in a transportation study with the goal of improving Hanna Avenue and related intersections for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.

  • January 2022

    Begin Construction

    Construction will begin on the City Center at Hanna Avenue.

  • March 2023

    The City Center at Hanna Avenue

    The City Center at Hanna Avenue will house six city departments. This state-of-the-art facility will be approximately 161k sq. ft. The building’s construction process will be a hallmark in quality for green building standards.

    Tampa residents and customers will receive improved access to government services, ample parking, nearby public transportation, and added green space.


Updated: 11/09/2021