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Old 06-14-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Interesting Video showing what has taken place over the past 7 years in downtown Tampa (music is a bit cheesy).

mms://av.tampagov.net/Files/State_of_Downtown/20100609_StateofDowntown_Lo.wmv
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Interesting Video showing what has taken place over the past 7 years in downtown Tampa (music is a bit cheesy).

mms://av.tampagov.net/Files/State_of_Downtown/20100609_StateofDowntown_Lo.wmv
Thanks, tampaguy - I love when you post this stuff! My hubby gets to go downtown (to work) everyday, but I haven't been there in awhile since I live down here in Sarasota. He has told me downtown was really shaping up, and I must say from this video it looks awesome! Glad to see so many positive changes there.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Interesting video.. they are trying hard to get it back on the map or at least put it in the same conversation as other top US cities.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Spent a few days in downtown Tampa a few months ago and on our evening walk from our hotel next to the Performing Art center to the St Pete Times Arena gave us the impression that after 5pm weekdays the downtown core becomes a ghost town.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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You are correct, Jambo101. Downtown is a ghost town after everyone gets out of work. There isn't that much in downtown besides office buildings and the occasional subway. The parties are in Ybor at night if that is what you are looking for. Which you can get to by taking the trolley to Ybor from downtown.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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I consider Channelside downtown also and well it's always going on down there whatever night. Plus Gallagher's has amazing steaks
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Spent a few days in downtown Tampa a few months ago and on our evening walk from our hotel next to the Performing Art center to the St Pete Times Arena gave us the impression that after 5pm weekdays the downtown core becomes a ghost town.
Yep, , the downtown core(where the tall buildings are) does not have many residents, so unless there is a Convention at the Convention Center, Events at the Forum or Performing Arts Center, there is not much foot traffic after business hours. The weekends can get busy, especially if there is a festival or events happening in the downtown core. Most of the residents live just east of the big buildings(Channelside) and south of the big buildings(Harbour Island) as part of the downtown area.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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Great video! All of those projects appear to be "home runs" and there appears to be an actual plan. I can't wait for that 2.5mi riverwalk to be finished. I will be running on that every day...
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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The best way to get more people Downtown at night is free parking. You don't have to pay to park in the suburbs, so people who don't live there, like me, find it difficult to make it a hangout spot. Also, when/if they extend the streetcar again, I propose it goes further downtown to Kennedy, across the bridge, through UT, or before going over the river on Kennedy, make a right on Ashley so it goes past the museums, the library, and the TBPAC, then across the river on the Cass st bridge into UT. Either way, make it go through the UT campus. Imagine the boost to ridership if UT students can take the streecar from campus to Channelside or Ybor.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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The best way to get more people Downtown at night is free parking. You don't have to pay to park in the suburbs, so people who don't live there, like me, find it difficult to make it a hangout spot. Also, when/if they extend the streetcar again, I propose it goes further downtown to Kennedy, across the bridge, through UT, or before going over the river on Kennedy, make a right on Ashley so it goes past the museums, the library, and the TBPAC, then across the river on the Cass st bridge into UT. Either way, make it go through the UT campus. Imagine the boost to ridership if UT students can take the streecar from campus to Channelside or Ybor.
Not bad...I'd extend the streetcar across Kennedy, past UT, west to MacDill, then send it down in to south Tampa and terminate in either Hyde Park Village or SoHo.

Then make it 75 cents a ride or 1.00 for a two trips.
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