City of Tampa's September edition of "Spotlight" includes an ENCORE! development update


City of Tampa’s September edition of “Spotlight” includes an ENCORE! development update. Taking center stage is The Trio, the second of four multi-family buildings at ENCORE!, as these 141 residences with 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom floor plans move toward an April 2014 completion.

Once upon a time, Central Avenue was a thriving Black business district in Tampa, Florida. But, during the late 1960s, a federally funded program called Urban Renewal would change the area forever. Much of Central Avenue was demolished to make room for the Construction of Interstate 4 and Interstate 275. This left many of the business owners in the district with no alternative but to relocate.

But now, ENCORE!®, a multi-income, multi-generation mixed use neighborhood looks to reclaim the area’s glorious past. Spotlight’s Latoya Carter has the story.

See the full 5-minute episode on our YouTube channel >>