What is InVision Tampa?

In 2011, the City of Tampa began creating a master plan for Tampa’s Center City, spanning from downtown to Ybor City on the east, Armenia Avenue on the west and north along historic Nebraska Avenue to Hillsborough Avenue.  We walked, talked, photographed, mapped and — most importantly – listened to you about the nuances of your neighborhood, as well as the things that matter to you and your families now and in our future. We worked closely with Mayor Buckhorn, experts and scholars with worldwide experience and insight and returned to you, once again, to ensure we’d found a blue print that your supported your vision and could transform our community. By November 2012, we shared the  Center City Plan and we're ready to start making it a reality.

The Vision

Center City Tampa will be a community of livable places, connected people, and collaborative progress that embraces and celebrates its river and waterfront.  The Hillsborough River will be center of our downtown, providing an accessible, comfortable, safe, and highly active place for our residents and visitors.   Our neighborhoods will be vibrant, diverse, distinctive, and safe and will be linked to each other and to the river through a series of attractive, bicycle and pedestrian connections.  Our Center City will be a place for people of all ages to live, work and play – a place where opportunities can be found and hope for a better future can be realized.

Where We Are Now?

Now, we are turning our attention to making it happen!  From the completion of the Tampa Riverwalk, the restoration of the Federal Courthouse, the evolution of Encore and the construction of downtown residential towers, our Center City plan is actively shaping the future of our downtown.  More recommendations are in the works.  Our next effort is the redesign and reconstruction of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Please join us as we continue to InVision Tampa. Help us do it right, and then help us make it happen!

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Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Redesign

Julian B. Lane Park

The City of Tampa has hired Civitas, Inc. to lead a community design plan for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.  Please join us in adding your throughts and ideas for the future of Riverfront Park.


JBL Lane Riverfront Park

Community Meeting

May 6, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blake High School

1701 North Boulevard