Healthy, green affordable housing in Downtown Tampa celebrates Earth Day

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TAMPA — This Earth Day, the Tampa Housing Authority is celebrating with the community — and with good reason.

While much attention has focused on Jeff Vinik´s Channelside project, Florida’s first ever “wellness” district, the Tampa Housing Authority (THA) has quietly developed an award-winning sustainable green space of its own, where the wellness of its residents is also a top priority and point of pride.

ENCORE! Tampa is a mixed-use redevelopment just northeast of downtown Tampa, a few blocks from where its more famous neighbor is moving into the Channel District along the waterfront. At the west end of the campus sits the newly redesigned Perry Harvey Park, inaugurated earlier this year.

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Source: 83 Degrees »