ENCORE! Project: Rebuilding A Tampa Neighborhood

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The vision first described by Tampa business and community leaders as part of the city’s 2012 Olympic bid more than a decade ago is now rising from the ground just north of downtown in the middle of a neighborhood once marked by nothing but poverty and blight.

The Encore Project, stretching over 12 city blocks and costing upwards of $450 million, will become home to families with children, the elderly, small shops, a grocery, schools, parks and police and fire services rivaling the best available anywhere in Florida.

With a musical theme reflecting the rich cultural history of the neighborhood long before poverty took its toll, the project is designed to attract a diversity of people who value living within walking or bicycling distance to the arts, museums and food common on the downtown scene while staying close to Ybor City’s creative culture.

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