Urban Excellence

The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s 2018 Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events, and projects that have made significant contributions toward Downtown Tampa.

Award categories include; the Public Sector Project Award, Private Sector Award, Downtown Collaboration Award, Landmark Development Project Award, Downtown Experience Award, Activating Spaces Award, Marketplace Award, Arts & Culture Award, People’s Choice Award, and the Christine Burdick Leadership Award.

2018 Urban Excellence Awards

November 29
6 – 9pm
Armature Works – The Gathering
1910 N Ola Ave.

Activating Spaces:

  • Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority Pocket Parks, Phase I
  • Streetcar Live by Gasparilla Music Festival
  • Downtown Crawlers

Arts & Culture

  • Tampa Museum of Arts “Love is Calling” Exhibit
  • Tampa Bay History Center’s “Treasure Seekers” Exhibit
  • Pep Rally Inc.


  • TECO Line Streetcar Reimagined: Free Fares & Modernization & Expansion Study
  • 2018 Commuter Challenge Week
  • Madame Fortune Taylor Bridge Historical Marker Ceremony & Unveiling


  • Two Wheel Bike Valet
  • “Won’t You BE My Neighbor” Franklin Street Block Party
  • Tampa RiverFest 2018

Landmark Development

  • Tampa Theatre
  • Armature Works
  • The Hall on Franklin


  • Don Me Now
  • Duckeweed Urban Grocery
  • Maven Market Channel District

Private Sector

  • The Wilson Company – Gin Joint
  • SHUFFLE – The Heights Shuffleboard Society
  • Tampa Bay Fiber

Public Sector

  • Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
  • Florida Department of Transportation – District Seven Jackson Street
  • Rampello Downtown Partnership K-8 Magnet School

Christine M Burdick Person of the Year

  • Leo Rodgers
  • Abbey Dohring Ahern
  • John Bell

Please consider supporting this event through sponsorship. Levels range from $1k to $7.5k. Download the Sponsorship Package for more information.