Monday Morning Memo

Monday, November 6, 2023

Join us on Wednesday for our Downtown Debriefing focused on Development through Design

Our 2023-2024 Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series continues this upcoming Wednesday from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Tampa Firefighters Museum. This month’s topic focuses on Development through Design. Join us as we discuss recent changes and the vision for Downtown with key developers, landscape architects, and planners working in Tampa.

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Join us for back-to-back Neighborhood Programming this week!

Grab a date or a friend and join us in the Channel District this Wednesday at 7:00pm for our Channel District Date Night event to design unique wine glasses and matching coasters. (SOLD OUT)

If you can’t make it out that evening, you can always join us this Thursday in the Downtown Core neighborhood for our first iteration of “Downtown’s Backyard Market”. This first iteration will serve as an informational session on these events! Come learn about how our farmer’s market will be different than what you know of traditional farmer’s markets. Join us for prizes, raffles, and information on how a hybrid (in-person and virtual) farmer’s market can operate in the Downtown Core!

Learn More: Channel District Date Nights. 

Learn More: Downtown’s Backyard Market

Road closure for Tampa Street at Polk Street begins today

Due to the CSX railroad track repair project, Tampa Street at Polk Street is closed for five days. Vehicles will detour using Cass Street, Ashley Drive, and Zack Street. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes from I-275 to access the Downtown area.

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Submit your nominations for the 2024 Urban Excellence Awards

SAVE THE DATE: Urban Excellence Awards >> February 21, 2024

The Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse Downtown environment—and have made a lasting, positive impact on Tampa’s Downtown.

Help us recognize what makes Tampa’s Downtown great by submitting a nomination TODAY! The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, November 17, 2023

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Sail Tampa Bay by hopping aboard Downtown's Cross Bay Ferry

The Cross Bay Ferry is a unique public-private partnership between Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and HMS Ferries. This mode of transportation was designed to provide a new transit connection for residents and tourists to visit their favorite destinations. The Tampa Ferry Terminal is located on the waterside of the Downtown Core’s Tampa Convention Center, just west of the Sail Restaurant and Franklin Street.

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Join us for our quarterly Public Art Committee meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 2pm

The Public Art Committee exists to cultivate a thriving arts ecosystem in Tampa’s Downtown by collaborating with and supporting other art institutions. We strive to enhance the cultural landscape by fostering partnerships, promoting cross-disciplinary collaborations, and facilitating dialogue between artists, organizations, and the community. Through our efforts, we aim to create a vibrant and interconnected network of artistic endeavors, enriching the Downtown experience and positioning Tampa as a destination for arts and culture. Contact Ivy Lupco or Caroline Keesler for meeting location and other information.

Ivy Lupco

Caroline Keesler

Construction for a new five-star hotel in Tampa's Downtown Core has officially begun

Tampa has become an ever-growing hub for businesses, visitors, restaurants, and families. As a part of this growth, the five-star high-rise hotel and condominium ‘The Pendry’ has officially begun construction.

NOTE: Part of the Riverwalk will be temporarily shut down during construction.

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Apply to be a Winter Village Attendant

Winter Village 2023 will begin spreading holiday cheer in Tampa’s Downtown on Friday, November 17th! If you love spreading holiday cheer, have great customer service skills, and enjoy interacting with the community, this role is perfect for you. Acting as the first line of customer service and site management, the Winter Village Attendant will need to have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, along with being knowledgeable on all aspects of the project. If this seems to be a good fit, apply to be a Winter Village Attendant today! For more information, contact Rachel Radawec.

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Contact Rachel Radawec

Gear up for the 'Tampa YMCA Turkey Gobble' on November 23

On Thursday, November 23 the Tampa YMCA will hold it’s 9th annual “Turkey Gobble” marathon! The marathon will start and end at the Water Street’s Amalie Arena. Participants of all ages are able to take their pick of a 1 mile run, a 5k run/walk, or a virtual 5k from anywhere. Be sure to register to learn more!

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Download DASH, Downtown's rideshare service app

Our DASH rideshare service app is live! Be sure to utilize this new Downtown transit option and download the DASH app today.

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