City of Tampa Property at 1713 Columbus Drive – Available for sale

The City of Tampa has listed a property at 1713 E. Columbus Drive, with a relocated historic home, for sale and renovation within the Ybor City/ Barrio Latino Historic District.

The Advertisement, Proposal Form and Land Sales Agreement, necessary to Bid on the Request for Proposal, are available at the City of Tampa’s website:  www.tampagov.net/real-estate.

There will also be an open house available to view a portion of the house on Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 9 am – 12 noon.

Please go to our website to find information you need to place a bid, or call Serena Brydon, 274-7232 for more information.

 

City Council Seek Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

TampaCityHallThe members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions.

Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday-March 5, 2015 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at: http://www.tampagov.net/city-clerk/info/boards-and-commissions

The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax, or e-mail. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

The following historic preservation board positions are open:

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose: Authority to hear/grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.

  • Term of Office: Three Years
  • Special Requirements:
    • Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms
  • One (1) Position – Due to Resignation – Member – Term expires December 6, 2015
  • Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706
  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

BARRIO LATINO COMMISSION:

Purpose: The Barrio Latino Commission has the responsibility of preserving the historic fabric of the District and maintaining its architectural integrity.  The Ybor City Historic District has many character defining features:  pedestrian scale, mixed-use main streets, as well as its unique structures such as the Social Clubs and Cigar Factory buildings.  The Barrio Latino Commission balances the historic past with the growth of the present prosperity.

  • Term of Office: Three Years

  • City Council appoints three (3) members and one alternate (1) appointed by City Council.

  • Special Requirements:

    • Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
    •  In appointing members, the Mayor and City Council shall include, to the extent that such individuals are available in the community and will to serve, two (2) registered architects, individuals with demonstrated experience in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, archaeology, landscape architecture or urban design, building construction or real estate, and individuals who reside in or operate a business in the Ybor City Historic District.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms

  • 1 Position – Resident or operate a business in the Ybor City Historic District – Term expired on November 6, 2014

  • 1 Position – Alternate – Term expired on January 24, 2015

  • Meeting dates and time: Contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706

  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

2014 TPI Preservation Celebration Awards

The 2014 Preservation Awards saluted an amazing array of projects from homes to bridges to publications. TPI is delighted to recognize these amazing projects and is already looking forward to next year’s winners. The awards were presented on October 30, 2014 at the Seminole Heights Garden Center.

Preservation Roundtable – August 2014

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The Preservation Roundtable will meet on Wednesday, August 6th at 9:00 AM at the offices of TPI/Ybor Museum Society – corner of Palm Avenue and 18th St. (Angel Oliva Sr. Drive). in Ybor City.
Hope to see you there!

Relocated Ybor City Homes For Sale by the City of Tampa

915 Columbus DriveThe City of Tampa (“City”) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa (collectively, the “City”) gives notice pursuant to Part III, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, of the request for submission of proposals for the sale of two (2) historic buildings located in the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area and Ybor City Local Historic District. The historic buildings are located at 915 East Columbus Drive (the “Property”) and are being sold on an “As Is” basis. The Proposer is required to make a firm offer for the Property, submit an earnest money deposit equaling 5% of the offered purchase price, provide a completed and signed Land Sales Agreement and Project Proposal Form on the forms provided by the City. The earnest money deposit will only be processed if the City approves the proposal for the purchase of the Property. Upon acceptance of the Proposal by the City and approval of execution of the Land Sales Agreement by the Tampa City Council, the Proposer shall be required to pay the balance of the purchase price at closing as provided in the Land Sales Agreement and complete the rehabilitation of the historic buildings in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals that are consistent with the local historic district, rehabilitation standards, applicable laws, ordinances and regulations governing the location.

All Proposers must submit the City of Tampa Project Proposal Form, earnest money deposit and a completed and signed Land Sales Agreement within 30 days of the date of publication of this advertisement or by Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00p.m., whichever is later, to the City of Tampa Purchasing Department, 306 E. Jackson Street-2E, Tampa, Florida 33602. Mark the outside of the sealed envelope “RFP Disposition of Historic Buildings – East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area and Ybor City Local Historic District ”.

To obtain a City of Tampa Project Proposal Form, a Land Sales Agreement form and other information applicable to the Project, you may access the City website at http://www.tampagov.net/realestate. If a Proposer would like a Proposal package to be sent via U.S. mail, the Proposer should send an e-mail to Wanda.Thompson@tampagov.net or contact the Real Estate Division by calling (813) 274-8915.

Previews of the house will only be conducted on Friday, April 4, 2014 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. so that all interested parties may tour the Property. Be sure to check the City’s Real Estate Division website for any updates.

In selecting a proposal, the City is not bound to make the award on the basis of the highest monetary offer. It is the City’s goal to strengthen the mission and stability of the residential community. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, either in whole or in part, with or without cause, waive any informality of any proposals, cancel this request for proposals, and to make the award in the best interest of the City, subject to City Council approval.

Historic Preservation Board Openings

Tampa Historic Postcard imageCity Council Seek Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

The members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/ Commissions, including the ARC and Historic Preservation Board.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose: Authority to hear/grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits. Term of Office: Three Years

Special Requirements: Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.

Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.

Oath of Office Requirement: Yes

Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)

One (1) Position – Due to Resignation – Member – Term expires December 6, 2015

Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

Purpose: To recommend designations, conservation districts and historic districts. The Historic Preservation Commission is eager to access Tampa’s historic resources and has incorporated into its work plan the goal to systematically survey and hopefully, protect previously un-surveyed areas of the city.

(Powers and duties of the Commission and Commission staff are contained in Section 27-231.1 of the City of Tampa Code.)

Term of Office: Three Years

Special Requirements: Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: (Special Note: Members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, experience or knowledge in historic preservation, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines. 4 of the members shall be architects, architectural historians, historic preservationists, urban planners, historians or archaeologists with at least 1 architect and 1 architectural historian or historic preservationist. Members of the HPC shall not sit as officers or board members of local preservation related organizations.)

Term(s) Expiring:

o One (1) Position – Architect – Term Expires on May 31, 2014

o One (1) Position – Urban Planner – Term Expires on May 31, 2014

Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban

Design Manager at (813) ) 274-7706


Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday-April 2, 2014 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on April 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. under Staff Reports and Unfinished Business during the regular sessions of Council. The meetings are held in the Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at: http://www.tampagov.net/dept_City_Clerk/Information_resources/BOARDS_AND_COMMISSIONS.ASP

The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax, or e-mail. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

Help Save Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl

As many of you have seen in the local Tampa media, Tampa’s historic Bro Bowl, an original 1970’s skateboard park located in downtown Tampa, is being threatened by urban redevelopment.

There will be a Public Meeting about the Bro Bowl’s fate today from 6:30-8:00 in the Greather Bethal Missionary Baptist Church at 1207 N Jefferson Street, Tampa, FL 33602.  Please come and help support the historic preservation of the Bro Bowl. Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl is not only important to skateboarders, it is important to historic preservationists and many young professionals in the Tampa Bay area.

A few facts: The Bro Bowl is 1 of 4 original surviving concrete skate parks from what many consider the golden age of skateboarding in the 1970s. As part of the original Perry Harvey Sr Park (1978), the Bro Bowl is the last remaining historical structure form the park and also from this time period of the Central Avenue district. Besides its historical merit, the Bro Bowl is also culturally and architecturally significant with international fame.

If you cannot attend today, please contact Mayor Bob Buckhorn and let him know you support the Bro Bowl and that it is worth saving!

 

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Relocated Historic Ybor City Home For Sale by the City of Tampa

2402 E. 11th Avenue, Ybor City Historic District
2402 E. 11th Avenue, Ybor City Historic District

The City of Tampa is offering a relocated historic building located at 2402 East 11th Avenue for sale. The building was relocated by the FL Department of Transportation and now rests on a new foundation. The City will require the timely rehabilitation of the historic building in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals that are consistent with the local historic district, rehabilitation standards, applicable laws, ordinances and regulations governing the location.

Proposals will be due to the City by Friday, June 7, 2013, 4:00p.m. To obtain a City of Tampa Project Proposal Form, a Land Sales Agreement form for this transaction and other information applicable to the Project, you may access the City website at http://www.tampagov.net/realestate . If a Proposer would like a Proposal package sent via U.S. mail, the Proposer should send an e-mail to Wanda.Thompson@tampagov.net or contact the Real Estate Division by calling (813) 274-8915.

Previews of the house will only be conducted on Friday, May 17, 2013 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. so that all interested parties may tour the house. Be sure to check the City’s Real Estate Division website for any updates.

In selecting a proposal, the City is not bound to make the award on the basis of the highest monetary offer. It is the City’s goal to strengthen the mission and stability of the residential community. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, either in whole or in part, with or without cause, waive any informality of any proposals, cancel this request for proposals, and to make the award in the best interest of the City, subject to City Council approval.

The project is eligible for funding through the City of Tampa’s Trust Fund Loans, made possible by the Florida Department of Transportation project. It may also qualify for Tax Incentives.

Historic Homes Workshop 2013

HHWColorlogo_textWhat:        Tampa Preservation, Inc. Historic Homes Workshop
When:        April 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:    1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost:        Free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members, $5 for non-members

NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

It’s easy to fall in love with an old house. One look at their high ceilings, built in cabinets, large windows and deep porches set along grand tree lined streets and your heart is sold. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to know what to do when the house you fell in love with is in need of repair. To help smitten old house lovers, Tampa Preservation, Inc. is once again offering a one day Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home renovation.

The theme for this year’s workshop is Maintaining the Old House with a focus on preventing future costly repairs.  With twelve workshops offered, maintenance topics will include Restoring Wood Windows, Foundation and Roof Repair, Appropriate Exterior Details as well as interior renovation topics such as Remodeling a Period Bath. A highlight this year will be a special workshop at Schiller’s Architectural Salvage on Incorporating Salvaged Materials in Home Decor. Admission to the workshop is free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members and $5 for non-members. Lunch will be available for Workshop participants to purchase.

“We get a lot of calls at the TPI office for homeowners looking for professionals to help them with their historic homes from design issues to contractors to do the work,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “This event will showcase local experts who will share their knowledge and hopefully give away some of their industry secrets.” In addition to the Workshops, a vendor display area will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors (wood floor repair and refinishing), Wood Window Makeover (historic window repair) and Historic Shed (custom sheds for historic homes).

Interested in helping the event be a success by sponsorship or advertising opportunities? See http://9ff.520.myftpupload.com/tampa-preservation-programs/historic-homes-workshop/sponsor-the-historic-homes-workshop/ for info.

2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

10:00-10:50

   A: Deferred Maintenance Nightmares by Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations

   B: The Beginning and the End – Foundations and Roofs by Robert Holsopple of Robert F. Holsopple Inc.

   C: Around the Old House by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed

11:00-11:50

   A: Beautiful Bathrooms by Leigh Wilson Versaggi, AIA

   B: Outside the Old House – Rafters, Eaves, Soffits & Siding by Peter Carlin of Carlin Construction

   C: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors

Lunch 12:00-1:00 Available from Destination Grill

1:00-1:50

   A: Managing Preservation/ Planning Your Project by Benjamin Buckley, Home Inspector

   B: Purposeful Painting by Jett Tanner of Tanner Paints

   C: Salvage Chic by Charlie Schiller of Schiller’s Architectural Salvage

2:00-2:50

   A: Choosing the Right Contractor by Jeffrey Danner

   B: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover

   C: Why Do We Persevere (strike that) Preserve by Lucy Jones of Cardno Entrix