Thank you so much for making this years Tampa Heights Tour of Homes an overwhelming success. Hundreds of people attended and thousands of dollars were raised to help complete the renovation of the Tampa Heights Youth and Community Center. Many of you helped run the event, participated in the tour, and marketed it to your friends. This event was a success because of you!
Tampa Heights "Linked In"
We now have a new LinkedIn Group Page for the Tampa Heights Civic Association (see http://goo.gl/tiog8L).
If you are active on LinkedIn, just type "Tampa Heights Civic Association" into the search box at the top of your Home Page > click on "Tampa Heights Civic Association" from the drop down list > once you are transported to the Group page, click "Join" ... that's it ... our Group Manager, Rick Fernandez, will "approve" your request.
If you are not active on LinkedIn but would like to be, Rick will make himself available to talk you through the process. You can reach him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa Heights Youth and Community Center
Things are moving into high gear to get the center opened soon. The handicap ramp is just being completed and there are all types of improvements are being done regularly now. Stay tuned for some official announcements very soon.
Richard Gonzmart (Columbia Restaurant) has started the $4 million renovation of the Waterworks Building into Ulele Restaurant. The restaurant will overlook the river and Waterworks Park, which is also undergoing a renovation. For more information, click here.
your beautiful Tampa Heights banner!!!! They have been hanging proudly
through out the neighborhood. They will be sold at each Civic Association
Meeting. The price is $20 cash or check (checks made out to Tampa Heights
The design of the flag is to the
left. These flags will be quite large. Look for these flags hanging proudly
on homes around Tampa Heights.
(Click Image to Enlarge)
Safety & Law Enforcement
Our local community officers
are: Officer Lippold (A cycle) contact info:
Officers Ward and Gonzales (B cycle) contact info:
Cell: 310-0552 and 309-0981
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison: Rebecca Jones:
Our Crime Prevention Team Officer Duran:
Police Department Non-Emergency Phone Number:
813-231-6130. And don't forget in an emergency or if you see a crime in
progress call 911.
The City of Tampa’s Neighborhood and
Community Relations Office is available to help you navigate your way
through city government. With over 34 departments and nearly 5,000
employees, the task of determining which department to call first is
sometimes overwhelming for residents. Our office is available to help
connect you to the appropriate city department; provide contact information;
or input your question, concern or suggestion directly into Tampa’s on-line
Customer Service Center. We can be reached at (813) 274-7835, and I
encourage you to call. Please be sure to also visit our website www.tampagov.net/neighborhoods to learn more about your neighborhood.
*** Recent THCA NEWS***
The community continues to rehab the old Baptist Church into our Youth
Development and Community Center! Every Saturday- hard at work!
Upcoming Tampa Heights Civic Association Meetings
General Meeting Dates for 2014:
All Tampa Heights residents are welcome to attend. General Meetings in Jan - Oct are held on the 4th Thursday of the month. In Nov & Dec the general meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The Board Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Location: Hillsborough County Bar Association (also known as Chester Ferguson law Center) located at 1610 North Tampa Street. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
The City of Tampa has started improving Waterworks Park and it will be transformed into a beautiful asset for the City and Tampa Heights. $5M has been allocated for the park's renovation and it really will create a one of the premier parks in Tampa. Waterworks Park will become the northern terminus of the Riverwalk which also recently received funding to complete the entire stretch down to Channelside. Click on the image below for a more detailed view.
Tampa Heights Community Garden
Yoga in the Garden takes place regularly on Sunday at 9:30am (check their facebook page for schedule) - bring your a mat, towel, blanket and some water. Yoga is to be followed by a community work day.
The community garden (located at 605 E. Frances Ave) is up and running with 25 individual plots and 2 communal plots.
New plots will be available for the spring planting so reserve yours as soon as possible because there are a limited number.
Lee's Grocery is now serving pizza and has a wide selection of craft beers so stop by at the corner of Central Ave. & E. Frances between 11:30 am and 9:00 pm which are their normal hours.
300 East just opened and they sells decor with their shop located at the corner of Columbus and Morgan.
The Riverwalk now has the funding to be completed so look for a continuous path from Waterworks Park all the way to Channelside. The Riverwalk northern terminus will be Waterworks Park and Ulele Restaurant (currently under construction).
For the most updated news about the Riverwalk project that
will connect Channelside to Tampa Heights, click on this website: