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St. James church, heart of ‘the Scrub,’ will be African-American museum

11.25.19

The black neighborhood razed during urban renewal is now home to the Tampa Housing Authority’s ENCORE!® development

St. James Episcopal Church once was a hub for the African-American community known as the Scrub.

Then, the Scrub was razed, the congregation moved, and the original brick St. James building fell into disrepair.

The Tampa Housing Authority began restoring the century-old St. James structure three years ago and the work is nearly complete.

The old church will reopen in mid-2020 as a community center for ENCORE! residents. In the next two to three years, it will… Read more

ENCORE! Takes a Bow

06.21.19

In retrospect, Tampa Housing Authority officials acknowledge that 2010 was probably not the most opportune time to begin an ambitious vertical reworking of Central Park Village, a 28-acre tract containing substandard and arcane public housing.
But nearly a decade after the housing authority and joint venture partner Banc of America Community Development Corp. began infrastructure work, the rebranded ENCORE!® neighborhood is celebrating the completion of four residential buildings.
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New milestones on…ENCORE! Tampa apartments

03.19.19

The Tampa Housing Authority has reached a significant milestone on its ambitious West River project while celebrating the recent completion of a major addition to its ENCORE! Tampa development. …

At the ENCORE! property near downtown, officials with the Tampa Housing Authority, the City of Tampa, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Florida Housing Corporation and the Banc of America Community Development Corporation also gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the recent completion of Tempo at ENCORE!, the latest addition to the mixed-use development on the former site of the Central Park Village public… Read more

Growth of ENCORE! Tampa continues with Tempo apartments

03.05.19

The Tampa Housing Authority’s redevelopment of public housing sites into modern mixed-use, mixed-income developments continues with The Tempo at ENCORE!

The first residents moved into the seven-story, 203-unit, mixed-income development late last year, after a series of delays due to contractor issues. The Housing Authority will formally mark the completion of the latest piece in the ENCORE Tampa! apartments with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 15.

“We are excited that The Tempo is open and that folks are being housed,” Tampa Housing Authority spokeswoman Lillian Stringer says. “The dire need for affordable housing… Read more

The Tempo opens, brings more affordable apartments to Downtown Tampa

11.07.18

A new note has been added to ENCORE! Tampa, an affordable housing development in downtown Tampa.

The Tempo, a seven-story building featuring 203 units of one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments, is set to start moving residents in on the first few floors this month as construction on the remainder of the building is completed.

The Tempo features affordable and market-rate units with an average rent of $874 throughout the building.

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