Guida House RFP

The City of Tampa is seeking a development plan for the National Register-listed Guida House. The historic Guida House is located within MacFarlane Park and any plans for the restoration of the structure must receive the approval of the Architectural Review Commission and must adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Proposed uses will be examined to determine the compatibility with the park itself as well as park operations and functions. Interested Parties are invited to attend a pre-proposal meeting that will be held on-site on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 10:00a.m. On-site tours of the Project will be conducted on Friday, July 17, 2009 immediately following the pre-proposal meeting between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

For more information go the City of Tampa Real Estate Division website or contact Wanda Thompson at (813) 274-8915.

How one city is smoothing the way for adaptive reuse

As summer activities get in the way of full blog posts and other TPI duties, blog posts have become less frequent. In an effort to provide interesting information but not interfere with entertaining my children during summer vacation, I plan to introduce a series of quick blog posts that link to interesting information related to historic preservation. This first quick blog connects to an article about innovative ways the City of Phoenix is helping businesses find New Lives for Old Buildings by making many of the common hurdles to renovation easier to navigate. Please read and see if it generates some ideas that can be used locally and present to local officials.