The Tampa Downtown Partnership announced the 2022 Urban Excellence Award winners last night at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Among the businesses, initiatives, projects, and individuals celebrated this year were Joe Waggoner, CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, named the Christine Burdick Downtown Person of the Year, and Kim Puleo winning the People’s Choice Award.
“All of our winners and nominees have played crucial roles in the growth and development of our beautiful Downtown over the past year,” said Tampa Downtown Partnership President and CEO Lynda Remund. “Being able to recognize their accomplishments and achievements is the least we can do to thank them for their contributions which will impact Tampa for years to come.”
A total of ten awards were handed out at the 2022 Urban Excellence Awards. Below is the complete list of winners.
Public Sector Project AwardMadison Street Park – City of Tampa Parks and Recreation & the Channel District CRA
Private Sector Project AwardGrand Central at Kennedy Courtyard Renovations
Downtown Collaboration AwardThe Boulevard at West River by Related Group
Landmark Development Project AwardPublix Greenwise at Heron Water Street Tampa
Downtown Experience AwardMeacham Urban Farm
Activating Spaces AwardCRISP – MacDill Park Gold Star Memorial
Marketplace AwardAbbicreates Studio
Arts & Culture AwardGlazer Children’s Museum Camp Imagination
Christine Burdick Downtown Person of The Year AwardJoe Waggoner – Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Executive Director/CEO (Retired)
2022 People’s Choice AwardKim Puleo – 1205 on Franklin