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Franklin Street Better Block Project

On January 10, 2015 - we aim to bring together the community for a one-day service project, urban planning demonstration and “block party” featuring local vendors, retailers and residents who will host individual “pop-up” storefronts. We will simulate what a thriving and lively corridor Franklin Street could look like in the near future. Click here for more information

Porch Party

If anyone else would like to host a porch party, please contact: for more information.

Tampa Heights "Linked In"

We now have a new LinkedIn Group Page for the Tampa Heights Civic Association (see

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

Tampa Heights Youth and Community Center

tampa heighst community centerThings 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.

Waterworks Building

Ulele is open and thriving in Tampa Heights!

Mayor calls restaurant key to revitalizing Tampa Heights

Tampa Heights Banner
Get 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 Civic Association).

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.

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Safety & Law Enforcement

Our local community officers are:
Officer Lippold (A cycle) contact info:
             Cell:     309-0965

Officers Ward and Gonzales (B cycle)  contact info:
              Cell:  310-0552 and 309-0981
Neighborhood Affairs Liaison:  Rebecca Jones:                           Cell:  242-3867
Our Crime Prevention Team Officer Duran:
              Cell:  813-310-8529

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.

KaBOOM Playground

The Tampa Heights KaBOOM playground has been built and is now open to anyone and everyone. It is located behind the Community and Youth Center which is at Palm Ave. and Lamar Ave next to I-275. Click here for more pictures of the Kaboom Playground Build Day

How to Contact City Government

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 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:
Jan 22 - Elections! This meeting will be held on the 3rd story of the Beck Building (220 West 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602)

Feb 26, March 26, April 23, May 28

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.

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.

tampa heights community gardenThe 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.

 If you're interested in purchasing a plot, please contact Kitty Wallace to get involved. For more information you can visit their website: or join their facebook group:!/groups/168774296550109/


Retail Businesses in Tampa Heights

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.

Riverwalk Plans

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:

Suggestion Box

What would you like to talk about at our next Civic Association meeting?  Contact our President, Ray Campbel, with any topics you are interested in talking about.


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