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Urban Excellence

Urban Excellence Awards

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 Downtown Tampa. Each year an awards jury representing a cross-section of Downtown constituencies selects award winners honoring the leadership, innovation, hard work, talent and community spirit.

 

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Award Categories (click each category to expand):

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.

This award recognizes a private sector project that has made a positive and significant contribution to Downtown; and has demonstrated a commitment to assist in revitalizing the Downtown area.

This award recognizes a group partnership that has made a unique, positive contribution to Downtown; and has been responsible for a project or program that has complemented the work of the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

This award recognizes an iconic building that serves as a magnet to attract people to Downtown by improving the physical environment or by enhancing the economic, cultural or social well-being of the area.

This awards recognizes an event, entity or idea that involved people in or exposed them to a positive Downtown experience, thus enhancing their enjoyment while visiting the area.

This award recognizes a person, organization, business, project or initiative that has made a positive and significant contribution to a Downtown space or has created a more attractive pedestrian atmosphere, and commercially vibrant environment through activities, street level store front improvements or design elements.

This award recognizes a person, business, project or initiative that has made a positive and significant contribution to the Downtown marketplace or has improved Downtown by contributing a new or unique retail experience.

This award recognizes an organization, event or initiative that has had a significant and lasting impact on downtown’s arts and cultural life, stimulates economic growth, encourages tourism and enhances downtown’s cultural image.

This award is voted on by the public and recognizes a business, organization, individual, event, project or initiative that has made a significant contribution toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse Downtown, and has made a positive impact on the Downtown community.

This award recognizes an individual that has made a positive and significant contribution to a program or project in Downtown; has added to the Downtown visitor experience and/or that has demonstrated strong leadership in revitalizing the Downtown area.

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2021 Category Finalists

Public Sector Project Award

Lift Up Local by City of Tampa       

HART Autonomous Vehicle Pilot  

 

Private Sector Project Award

Embarc Collective Start Up Hub    

WeWork Place (Tampa)     

   

Downtown Collaboration Award

PBX-Change       

“Art on the Block” Unity Mural Day

 

Landmark Development Project Award

Water Street Development, USF Morsani College of Medicine & JW Marriott

220 Madison

       

Downtown Experience Award

Henry B. Plant Museum Victorian Christmas Stroll   

Pirate Water Taxi & Yacht Starship

 

Activating Spaces Award

Ashley Drive Vision Zero Project

Sparkman Wharf

 

Marketplace Award

Don Me Now
Dio Modern Mediterranean Restaurant Outdoor Dining Expansion

 

Arts & Culture Award

Straz Center for Performing Arts Performance Pivot 

Do the Local Motion Tampa Bay

 

Christine Burdick Downtown Person of The Year Award

Lorrin Shepard

Ashley Bauman

 

People’s Choice Award
New Yarrgh’s Eve Booty Drop

220 Madison

Ashley Bauman

Ashley Drive Vision Zero Project

Bringing Light to North Franklin Street – 1205 on Franklin Private Office Suites

Dio Modern Mediterranean Restaurant Outdoor Dining Expansion

Do The Local Motion Tampa Bay

Don Me Now

Embarc Collective Start Up Hub

HART Autonomous Vehicle Pilot

Henry B. Plant Museum Victorian Christmas Stroll

Lift Up Local by City of Tampa

Lorrin Shepard

Michael English

Moxies Cafe & Caterer

PBX-Change

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Tampa

Pirate Water Taxi & Yacht Starship

Sparkman Wharf

Straz Center for Performing Arts Performance Pivot

“Art on the Block” Unity Mural Day

Water Street Development, USF Morsani College of Medicine & JW Marriott

WeWork Place (Tampa)

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