Barrio Latino Commission

The Barrio Latino Commission has the responsibility of preserving the historic fabric of the District and maintaining its architectural integrity.  The Ybor City Historic District has many character defining features:  pedestrian scale, mixed-use main streets, as well as its unique structures such as the Social Clubs and Cigar Factory buildings.  The Barrio Latino Commission balances the historic past with the growth of the present prosperity.

Design guidelines for Ybor City Historic District does a number of important things.  It is foremost a communication tool between the Barrio Latino Commission (BLC) and the public describing the context of the neighborhood in terms of its history and its architectural styles, while providing a framework or philosophy for design review.  Further, they describe in some detail the building elements that are important to each architectural style in the district and suggest a variety of solutions for rehabilitation and new construction that might best preserve the neighborhood's character.  Finally, the guidelines are used along with The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation by the BLC when reviewing construction activities.

Design Guidelines and District Map

Forms and Information

Current Agendas and Minutes

Barrio Latino Commission Board

ADA Accommodation Request

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Florida law, the City of Tampa will provide reasonable accommodations to any person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to attend any City of Tampa public hearing or meeting of a body, board, or magistrate acting in its official capacity on behalf of the City of Tampa. To ensure that your request for accommodation can be considered, please ensure that the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator receives your request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled public hearing or meeting by using one of the following methods to submit your request:

  1. through the City of Tampa’s online Customer Service Center using the  ADA Accommodation Request Service
  2. by phone at (813) 274-3964 
  3. by e-mail at or 
  4. by mail to the City of Tampa ADA Coordinator, 306 E. Jackson Street, 280A4N, Tampa, Florida 33602.

Please note that the City of Tampa may not be able to accommodate any request received less than 48 hours before the scheduled public hearing or meeting.