Preservation Roundtable – March 2016

Our March 2 Preservation Roundtable will be an hour walking tour of Tampa Heights led by Mary MacCahon.  Everyone will meet at 9am at the Tampa Heights Community Garden at 902 Frances Street, south of Columbus Blvd and adjacent to the Interstate.  We’ll walk from there.  If folks can stay later, at 10:15 Dominique Martinez will give a tour of his renovated fire house on Florida Avenue.

Tampa Heights Historic Home Tour 2016

The 14th Annual Tour of Homes takes place in Tampa Heights on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  Advanced tickets are only $8 and $10 at the door. The tour kicks off at the Community Center where you pick up your ticket (wristband or handstamp) and map/brochure. There will be 7 homes and the historic Rialto Theatre open for the day. The 9th stop is Hidden Springs Ale Works and they are giving a $1 OFF beers to any tour goer! Just show your tickets!

February 28 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm

TH Community Center,

2005 N. Lamar Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602 

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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.

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Preservation Awards Ceremony Registration



Tampa Preservation, Inc. invites you to attend the 29th Annual Preservation Celebration on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Preservation Awards begin at 7:00 pm followed by a Reception at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 Central Avenue, Tampa, FL. Registration is $10 per person for current TPI members, $25 per person for non-members.

Please RSVP by October 24th by mailing check payable to TPI to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679 or online at www.tampapreservation.com

Call 248-5437 for more info.

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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!

Tampa Heights Historic Home Tour

TOH-2014Tampa Heights’ Annual Historic Tour of Homes will take place on February 23, 2014 from noon to 5 pm. Eight homes will be on the tour this year. Tickets are available in advance at the Tampa Heights Website at http://www.tampaheights.org/ or the day of the tour at the Tampa Heights Community Center  at the corner of Palm Ave. & Lamar Ave. All proceeds from the Tour will go towards completion of the Community Center.

 

2012 Preservation Awards

Tampa Preservation, Inc.

invites you to attend

The 28th Annual

Preservation Celebration

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Preservation Awards ~ 7:00 pm
Followed by a Reception

Tampa Firefighters Museum
720 Zack Street

Complimentary to current TPI members
$25 non-members (provides 1 yr
individual TPI membership)

RSVP by May 18th
by mailing check payable to TPI
to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679
or email tpitampa@aol.com
813-248-5437

or submit your membership using the link below:


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Historic Homes Workshop 2012

Join Tampa Preservation, Inc. on April 14, 2012 for the 2nd annual FREE Historic Homes Workshop. The one day series of workshops offers tips and advice to owners of historic homes looking to restore their property including topics like Repairing Historic Wood Windows, Refinishing Wood Floors, Making Your Home More Energy Efficient, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Researching Your Home’s History, Painting Your Historic Home and Restoring Your Porch. This year the event takes place at the historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church from 10 am to 4 pm.

The series of 12 workshops will run 3 at a time so you will have to plan accordingly. The schedule is posted below. Food will be available at the event site.

Event sponsors include: Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Wood Window Makeover and Historic Shed.
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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Track 1- 10:30-11:20
ROOM 1:  Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed
ROOM 2: Researching Your Homes History by Lucy Jones of Cardno ENTRIX
ROOM 3: Painting to Preserve and Protect by Jett Tanner of the Tanner Paint Company

Track 2- 11:30-12:20
OUTSIDE: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors
ROOM 1: Exterior Details by Alan Dobbs of Florida Design Studio
ROOM 2: Living in a Historic District by Dennis Fernandez of the City of Tampa, Historic Preservation

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Track 3- 1:30-2:20
OUTSIDE: Built-ins and Trim by Brian Manne, Carpenter
ROOM 1: Florida Friendly Native Landscaping by Michael Manlowe of Twigs and Leaves
ROOM 2: Preservation: Past, Present and Future by Becky Clarke of Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Track 4- 2:30-3:20
OUTSIDE: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover
ROOM 2: Salvaged Wood / Goodwin Heart Pine by Carol Goodwin of Goodwin Heart Pine
ROOM 3: Lessons Learned / Illustrated Intro to the Secretary of Interior Standards by Kim & Richard Headland, Architects


When you think of historic buildings at risk, visions of heritage train stations, courthouses and other culturally significant buildings come to mind. And sadly, every day these magnificent structures do face the wrecking ball. But, on a smaller, but no less important scale, is the loss of pieces of our own neighborhood history, due to the lack of knowledge of their value and the lack of skill for their care. Wood windows, original flooring and built-in bookcases are demolished every day, destroying architectural features and beauty and reducing home values.

Tampa Preservation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973., is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the  area’s school children and residents about their unique heritage.

TPI’s Historic Home Workshops provide tips from over a dozen experts on how to save these historic materials. This
year’s event will be held at the Historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N Central Ave on Saturday, April 14 10 am and end at 4 pm. This church, located on the southeast corner of Hanna and Central Avenues was built in 1927 and has its own story of revitalization. Admission to the workshop is free.

“Historic homeowners often wish to take a hands-on approach to restoring their houses. This workshop will offer
information on some of the skills required,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “The homeowner who wishes to hire professionals will come away more educated on what is available and how to best utilize restoration experts.”

Kim and Richard Headland, two architects who own a bungalow in VM Ybor will talk about the mistakes that can be made in renovating an old house and how to rectify some of the worst horrors. Plenty of photographs and personal experience will lead attendees through some lesser known facts on how to restore a home in a manner that is historically appropriate and retains its value, while allowing for modern conveniences.

Other topics to be covered are landscaping, restoring wood windows and refinishing wood floors. Each will provide
information learned from the speakers’ many years of experience.

Last year’s premier event opened with a line of people standing out into the street. Attendees were enthusiastic about
applying what they learned. Their only complaint was that the venue was too small. We have remedied it this year. There will be space for all!

The event will start at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Three workshops will be presented every hour, with a break at for lunch and a chance to chat with the displayers and fellow attendees, and view historic photos from Steve and Mario of The Tampa Natives Show.

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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