Tampa City Council will hear the first reading of the proposed Ybor City Historic District Expansion on Thursday, 2/14 at 5:01pm at City Council Chambers (315 E. Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor). The V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association has supported and advocated for the expansion of the local historic district. Additional information about the benefits of historic districts and common misconceptions can be found here.
If you can not attend the meeting, please consider sending an email in support of the expansion to your City Council member. Several informational meetings have been hosted by the neighborhood association since 2010. A publicly noticed informational meeting was held by City Staff in June 2012. The City’s Historic Preservation Commission voted in favor of a District Expansion at a Public Hearing in September 2012. The Planning Commission then recommended a Historic District Expansion in November 2012.