When Thomas P. Kennedy moved in the area in the 1880s, he called it the Highlands which was eventually developed as the first suburb in Tampa. read more…
When Thomas P. Kennedy moved in the area in the 1880s, he called it the Highlands which was eventually developed as the first suburb in Tampa.
Nowadays, the diversity and historic background of the neighborhood is marked in Tampa Heights though renovations in the establishments are controversial. Several attempts to restore the district had been made by new developers and business investors in the previous years. Today, lots of businesses are running and coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries are visible.
Tampa Free Library is considered as a historic building although renovations are being done in the community including Water Works Park and the Tampa Riverwalk extension as well.At the northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk, there is a project called The Heights of Tampa being constructed which is a blend of commercial and residential use. It will consist of huge market hall, a multi-functional event space capable of accommodating 800 seated guests featuring state of the art facilities such as lights and multi-media systems. They aim to keep the historic features of brick walls and hardwood floors repurposed from the original roof and ceilings.
There would also be an event venue that can welcome 200 seated guests boasting of amazing waterfront sight of the Hillsborough River and Downtown Tampa. The Heights would also include as work area for corporate business owners called the Collective. There will be a rooftop retreat area and a couple of restaurants to be included as well as the Riverwalk Extension, which will be composed of a rental office for bikes, kayaks and paddle boards, a snack bar and a vintage water tower with a pavilion underneath. A residential portion of the area called The Pearl would be consisting of 314 apartments to be leased soon.