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Civitas breaks ground on West Tampa’s Riverfront Park

The Civitas/W team was joined by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn at the groundbreaking of the new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Monday, July 18, 2016. Mayor Bob Buckhorn said at a mid-morning ceremony, “I think we understand as a community the value of parks in our city. They are the common ground.” Clearly, Mayor Buckhorn really gets it. “It is the project that is the most transformative for West Tampa,” Buckhorn said. He said when Gallon and other North Boulevard Homes residents return to a redeveloped neighborhood, “they won’t have to live in a gang-infested, violent public housing project. They can live in a community that they are proud to call home and where everyone enjoys the same benefits.” The 23-acre redevelopment project will be the biggest park project in Tampa’s history. Completion of the park should be in 18 months and include new fields, courts, green spaces and a performance pavilion. Read more…


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Big news for North st. louis

June 3, 2016. On the heels of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announcing its plan to build a new $1.75 billion western headquarters in north St. Louis, Mayor Slay introduced ‘Project Connect‘ at a public meeting last week setting the greater vision for North St. Louis.


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Tampa’s Riverfront Park is approved!

Council voted 6-1 to approve the remaking of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa. Read more here.