A Closer Look
The Urban Core generally encompasses Downtown, Central Park, and Ybor. These areas continually build the reputation as a high-caliber urban center featuring quality residential, commercial, and recreational assets. Boasting great views of the Downtown skyline and convenient access to Tampa’s urban job center, the Urban Core is also emerging with new residences, business opportunities, and recreational amenities.
The Downtown Core Complete Streets Project provides for general maintenance and complete streets improvements to several streets in the Urban Core, including Tampa Street, Ashley Drive, and Brorein Street. This project will afford for these roadways to be resurfaced to remove deficiencies and provide a newly finished driving surface. The Project also includes multimodal improvements to make these corridors safer for all users in accordance with the City’s Vision Zero initiative which is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
The Tampa Historic Streetcar System is a 2.7 mile-long streetcar transportation network that provides a unique connection from downtown Tampa and the Channelside District to the Ybor City historic district. In the past, the system has been used mainly by tourists, but the City of Tampa is exploring a future for the streetcar as a true transportation option that better serves the mobility needs of residents, workers, visitors, and students in the downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Channel District, and surrounding urban neighborhoods. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has committed $67 million toward a 12 mile extension of Tampa’s streetcar line.
Tampa Convention Center
Ybor City Historic District
Downtown River Arts Neighborhood Association