Cypress Point Beach

City and Community to Discuss South of Gandy's Future


Driven by Mayor Jane Castor's continuous push for sustainability and resiliency in the thoughtful planning of Tampa's future, the City Planning Department is inviting all members of the South of Gandy community to the Coastal Area Action Plan kick-off meeting. 

Beginning with the South of Gandy area, on Wednesday, June 22, city staff will meet with community members for an open discussion on long-term planning in coastal neighborhoods and their vision for the future. Working closely with Benesch Consultants, the City of Tampa is evaluating how to best address the vulnerabilities of its coastal neighborhoods and discussing strategies to guiding future development in these areas in a safe and sustainable manner.

"Almost 80% of South of Gandy is in the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA)," said City Planning Director Stephen Benson. "We are taking proactive steps to protect its current and future residents, while also outlining a smart and sustainable path for its growth and development."  

The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Gandy Civic Center, located at 4207 W. Oklahoma Avenue. For more information, visit our website. 

A second public meeting, focusing on the Palmetto Beach area, will take place at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Iglesia Restauracion Cristiana, located at 2237 Linsey Street.