The Urban Land Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research group, recently toured Tampa to brainstorm ideas on what steps the city can take to revitalize its urban core.
For starters, finish the Hillsborough Riverwalk and allow food trucks to dot the riverfront. Improve transit and consider fare-free zones to attract riders. The panel also suggested banning new private parking lots, increasing street parking and converting existing lots into parks.
How to pay for it? One potential option could be federal community development block grants, according to the St. Petersburg Times
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