Tampa City Council Seek Applications For Historic Preservation Citizen Boards

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.

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-June 1, 2011 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 June 23, 2010 at 10:00 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/appl_tampa_Boards_and_commissions The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted electronically. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

The Historic Preservation Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions that have current openings between now and October 1, 2011 are:

Architectural Review Commission
Purpose:  The Commission has the authority to hear and 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:

  • 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 required.
  • Financial disclosure required.
  • All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms.

Terms Expiring:

  • One Position – Due to Resignation:
  • Alternate – Term expires on February 3, 2014

Meeting Schedule:

  • First Monday and Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

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.
Term of Office: Three Years
Special Requirements:

  • Oath of Office required.
  • Financial disclosure required.
  • Must be residents of the City of Tampa

Terms Expiring:

  • One Position: Architect – Term expires on May 31, 2011

Meeting Schedule:

  • Second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tampa City Council Chambers, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Dennis Fernandez at (813) 274-8920

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-8397.

Hyde Park Village Fresh Market

Hyde Park Village, in partnership with Tampa Bay Markets, Inc. announces the launch of the newHyde Park Village Fresh Market opening Sunday, March 6, 2011. The new Fresh Market will take place at the Fountain the first Sunday of every month, year round, rain or shine, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

This new Fresh Market has been modeled after the Tampa Downtown Market held on Fridays and the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market held every second Sunday of each month. With space for over 70 vendors, shoppers will enjoy a variety of locally produced products such as: Agricultural Related Products, Ready to Eat Foods,  and Hand Crafts. Each month the Fresh Market will also feature Live Music, Cooking Demos and Outdoor Seating and a local Massage Therapist.

Future Hyde Park Village Fresh Market dates are Sunday, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3 (subject to change due to holiday weekend), August 7, September 4 (subject to change due to holiday weekend), October 2, November 6 and December 4, 2011.

Admission and parking is free to the public and friendly dogs on leashes are always welcome at the Fresh Market and in Hyde Park Village. For more information, visit www.hydeparkvillage.net or call 813.251.3500.

ARC, BLC & HPC Board Members Needed

The City of Tampa is seeking applicants who would like to be appointed by City of Council to the Architectural Review Commission (ARC), Barrio Latino Commission (BLC), and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

Positions open are:

ARC

One Position – Term expires on February 3, 2011: Alternate Member

One Position – Due to Resignation – Term expires on August 23, 2012: Member

BLC

One Position – Due to Resignation – Term expires on February 4, 2012: Alternate

One Position – Term expires on January 31, 2011:  Architect

One Position – Term expires on February 19, 2011:  Attorney

HPC

One (1) Position – Due to resignation – Term expires on May 31, 2011:  Must be either urban planner, landscape architect or historian

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations by the applicants interested in being considered for one of these positions. The three-minute presentations are scheduled to be held on February 17 at 10:00 a.m. under Staff Reports and Unfinished Business during the regular session of City Council. The regular sessions of City Council are held in the Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

More information is available on the City of Tampa’s website: http://www.tampagov.net/appl_tampa_Boards_and_commissions

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-8397.

One (1) Position – Term Expires on February 6, 2011:  Alternate

TPI Banner Awards Winners 2010

TPI Preservation Awards

Tampa Preservation, Inc. held its 26th Annual Preservation Celebration on May 4 in the University of Tampa Music Room. Seven Restoration/Renovation projects were awarded Preserved banners during the ceremony:

  • — 110 W. Amelia Avenue (Tampa Heights)
  • — 210 E. Gladys Street (Tampa Heights)
  • — 1210 E. Columbus Drive (Ybor City)
  • — 2506 N. 12th Street (Ybor City)
  • — 2707 N. 19th Street (Ybor City)
  • — 702 S. Delaware Avenue (Hyde Park)
  • — Beach Park Entry Arch (Beach Park)

Since several of the award winners were homes that had been relocated as part of the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS), the Ceremony began with an overview of the project. The TIS project preserved multiple buildings in the Ybor City, Tampa Heights, and West Tampa historic neighborhoods that were in the way of needed highway improvements.

The two-phase TIS project is one of the largest Federal Highway historic preservation mitigation projects in the country. Phase I consisted of the relocation of 35 historic buildings located along the I-4 corridor in Ybor City and West Tampa to save them from destruction. These 35 buildings were renovated by the Florida Department of Transportation and given to the City of Tampa. The homes were then sold to private homeowners with sales monies being used to create Revolving Loan and Grant Trust Funds administered by the Tampa Historic Preservation Department.

Phase II involves the relocation of 29 additional historic buildings in Ybor City and Tampa Heights. These buildings are given to the City of Tampa and sold to new owners with the provision that the exterior be rehabbed to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards within 2 years. Several of the award-winning projects are the completed renovation of relocated Phase II homes. Monies from the sale of the Phase II buildings are placed in a historic preservation fund to be used for City preservation projects. One of the first use of these funds was the repair of the Beach Park Entry Arch, which also received an award.

Photos of the winning projects with before and after images can be found at http://9ff.520.myftpupload.com/2010/05/2010-awards-presentation/.

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Historic Hyde Park Featured in American Bungalow

American Bungalow magazine has a feature article written by architectural historian Lucy Jones of Florida History LLC. Lucy is also a Tampa Preservation, Inc. board member. The article takes a look back at the creation of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, where the oak-lined streets join Bayshore Boulevard and the world’s longest continuous sidewalk. The article tells the tale of this turn-of-the-20th-century historic urban neighborhood that seemed to have fallen apart during the 1960s and ’70s, only to reassert itself as the century closed. Past American Bungalow issues have featured historic Seminole Heights and Ybor City neighborhoods. The magazine is richly illustrated with color photographs as well as informative articles.

Historic Hyde Park Annual Home Tour

Hyde Park is one of the largest and most cohesive collections of early 20th century residential architecture in the United States. The buildings in Historic Hyde Park generally date from 1900 to 1930, and encompass a wide variety of architectural styles.  Historic Hyde Park, particularly the area west of Rome Ave, has a large concentration of bungalow type homes, eleven of which will be featured in the upcoming Historic Home Tour this Saturday, March 6, 2010. In coordination with the Home Tour, Historic Hyde Park has created a video and a related exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.  Both are entitled “Celebrate the Bungalow in Historic Hyde Park.”

Video
While the overall focus of the video is area architecture, the bungalow is the highlight of the show.  The video uses examples from homes in the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood to illustrate the characteristics typical in a bungalow.  The video will be shown at CineBistro four times the day of the tour. The video will be provided to area residents in CD format  as well as regional preservation groups and media.   
Exhibit at Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center
To further expand awareness of the unique characteristics of our neighborhood, Historic Hyde Park will have an exhibit in the Community Case at the Tampa Bay History Center during March 2010.  The focus of the exhibit will also be on the history of the neighborhood and the characteristics of the bungalow.
For more information, please go to the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood website.