Monday Morning Memo

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tampa's Downtown welcomes the International Downtown Association (IDA) 67th Annual Conference and Marketplace this week

The Tampa Downtown Partnership proudly welcomes place management professionals from across the globe to Tampa’s Downtown this week.


“I think it is going to be one of the most profound leadership gatherings for our industry in decades,” said David Downey, president and CEO of the International Downtown Association.


Read more about the conference’s impact and influence from both the Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Bay Business Journal.


“Downtown Tampa gets another long-delayed moment in the spotlight” Tampa Bay Times


“Downtown advocates to descend on Tampa, St. Pete for global conference” Tampa Bay Business Journal

Downtown Tampa can get pretty gross. Just ask the team that cleans it

Sue Carlton of the Tampa Bay Times recently followed Clean Team assistant project manager Teresa Walls, to learn more about the team that wakes up before Downtown does. She sheds light on the Team’s important role in Downtown and the various things they see every day.


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Sweet Mama's Ice Cream is now open at The Square in Lykes Gasligtht Park

Sweet Mama’s Ice Cream is now open at The Square. Owned by Akwi Njoh and business partner Jahkeal Samuel, Sweet Mama’s offers soft-serve ice cream, baked goods, and other treats and is open daily. Sweet Mama’s new location is the start of the project’s next phase as the Tampa Downtown Partnership and the city of Tampa collaborate to improve Lykes Gaslight Park.


To learn more, click here.

Tampa approves Straz Center's $25 million ask for waterfront redevelopment

The David A. Straz Jr. Center for Performing Arts will receive $25 million in city funding for the redevelopment of its waterfront property.


Tampa City Council members, acting as the board for the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, on Thursday voted in favor of doling out $25 million in CRA money to fund a portion of the Straz’s $80 million redevelopment, which includes things like expanded events and outdoor space and a public rooftop terrace open year-round with seating and a full bar.


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Learn more about the Urban Excellence Awards categories: Public Sector Project Award

This award recognizes a public sector project that has made a positive and significant contribution to Downtown and has demonstrated a strong impact in revitalizing the Downtown area.


To nominate a project today, click here.

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