One of the most popular emerging neighborhoods in Tampa is welcoming visitors and future residents to take a peek inside during the 14th
annual Tampa Heights Tour of Homes on Sunday, February 28th
The tour will include seven homes never previously showcased in the annual event, as well as some other new unique aspects.
“We are featuring commercial property this year,” says Chris Currie with the Tampa Heights Civic Association
. “The Rialto Theatre
on Franklin Street will be part of the tour. I don’t think a lot of people have been able to get into see it, but it’s been undergoing preservation and restoration. We will also be featuring Hidden Springs Brewery
and they are offering discounts on their craft beers to visitors of the home tour.”
The historic Tampa Heights neighborhood has been experiencing investments leading to quite a transformation including the recent additions of Ulele Restaurant and Brewery
, Water Works Park and the Riverwalk
Extension, which is expected to be completed by mid-year.
According to Currie, properties in the neighborhood where the Tour of Homes will be held are valued between $250,000 and $350,000.
For those planning to attend the event, the tour starts at the community center at 2005 North Lamar Avenue In Tampa. There is parking available at the community center and ticket sales -- $10 each -- will start at noon. Discounted tickets are available
for purchase online. The tour ends at 5 p.m.
“The Tour of Homes is the single greatest source of funds for the Tampa Heights Civic Association,” Currie says. “100-percent of the proceeds go to the association whose goal is to better the Tampa Heights community.”