Allsteel & Gunlocke
The Bolton Group
CareerSource Tampa Bay
Chibani Law PLLC
Edward Jones
EF Contract
Elevate, Inc.
Elite Source Solutions
FITmethod 4:13
Higgins Dynamic Enterprises
Kendra Scott
Pinnacle Advisory Group
RAM Solutions LLC aka The Vault Tampa Bay
Roebuck Technologies 

Do you know someone who could benefit from Alliance membership? Refer a new member and receive a certificate for FREE admission to an upcoming Westshore Alliance luncheon. Learn more about membership benefits.

Thank you to the following companies that have recently renewed their Alliance membership.

20+ Years
Ruth's Chris Steak House

15 - 19 Years
HC Partners, LLC

10 - 14 Years
Cousins Properties
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport WS

5 - 9 Years
Clark Construction Group, LLC
1 - 4 Years
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Assn.
Heartbeat International Foundation
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Lifepath Hospice/Chapters Health Fdn.
Rizzetta & Company
Sabal Trust Company
Team Builders

Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
Westshore Special Assessment Public Meetings
On August 22 at 9:30 a.m., Tampa City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of a special assessment to provide funding for transportation, security and marketing initiatives in the Westshore Business District. This will be the 18th year of the assessment, which provides vital services for all commercial property owners in the District. The  Westshore Alliance will hold an informal workshop on Wed., August 14 at 5 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites, 4835 West Cypress Street to address comments and questions about the special assessment. For more information, please email Shawn Fogarty or call 813-289-5488.
Hyatt House Rendering
McKibbon Launches Development Company
Westshore based McKibbon has formed a new company, McKibbon Places.  Led by President Erik Rowen, the new company will focus on hotel development and renovation.   McKibbon Places already has several projects in progress or in the development pipeline, including a new McKibbon-owned Hyatt House that will break ground at Avion Park later this year.   MORE
Fountain Square II133,887-square-foot office building at 4925 Independence Parkway was recently sold for $29.4 million to a joint venture of Orlando-based Owens Realty Capital and Galium Capital of Miami.  Major tenants include CarePlus, ConnectWise and the U.S. government.   MORE
The Green Companies of Miami recently purchased the Westshore 500 office building for $32.4 million.  The 130,250-square-foot, 10-story building is currently 97% leased. Some of the larger tenants are Coldwell Banker, Aflac, WellMed and SunTrust Bank.  MORE
Westly Shores, a 360-unit apartment community located at 6105 Paddock Glen Drive, has been sold for $64 million to American Landmark Apartments and RSE Capital Partners.  The new owners intend to inject $1 million into renovations and improvements and will rename the property Amira at Westly.  MORE
Software development firm AgileThought, headquartered in Westshore, has been acquired by AN Global, an Irving, Texas-based company.  The combined company will re-brand as AgileThought and its joint workforce will exceed 3,000 employees.  MORE
TPA Curbside rendering
TPA breaks ground on Phase 2
Tampa International Airport recently broke ground on the second phase of its Master Plan expansion, including 16 new express curbsides tailored to passengers without checked luggage.  Phase 2 Master Plan projects also include a state-of-the-art Central Utility Plant and the 35-acre SkyCenter development that will be home to a nine-story office building, hotel and new retail space.   MORE
West Shore Blvd Redesign Moving Forward
WestShore Blvd Vision
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a $2 million contract to develop a "complete streets" redesign for West Shore Blvd.   This is the next step in re-imagining West Shore Blvd as envisioned in the Westshore Public Realm Master Plan.  To learn more about the project, email Michael Maurino, Alliance Director of Transportation and Planning.
HART Enhances Transit Service in Westshore
HART recently made modifications to Route 30 which connects Westshore to downtown Tampa.  The route now includes service to the Social Security Building on Frontage Road, via Cypress St. Service was also restored to MacDonald Training Center. Both locations will also continue to be served by the South Tampa HART Flex service from Britton Plaza. 
TBARTA Expands Commuter Services Program
In its continuing work to improve transportation access across the region, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) is expanding its Commuter Services department. The move provides increased access to carpool, vanpool, walking, public transit, and telecommuting options.   Benefits for participating in these programs include  cost savings and tax advantages for businesses and their employees.  READ MORE
County & City Release Proposed 2020 Budgets; Potential New Gas Tax
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor presented the City's proposed $1 billion budget to City Council on August 1.  The budget presentation also included the 5-year projected capital improvement program.  Notable funding allocations and projects for the Westshore District include:
  • $960,000 for traffic calming and safety improvements in Westshore District neighborhoods.
  • Future year funding for the extensions of Reo, Trask, and Occident Streets. 
  • $247,000 to improve sidewalks and bus shelters in Westshore. 
  • Funding to study relocation of the Spruce Street Solid Waste facility.  The Westshore Alliance and nearby neighborhoods have advocated for this for many years.  

Hillsborough County's proposed $6.23 billion budget allocates $574 million for transportation improvements including funding for a complete streets project on West Shore Blvd.  Hillsborough County Commissioners are also considering an additional five-cent gas tax, which is levied in 36 other Florida counties, to pay for some road projects.  Stay tuned for more details.  

Help Shape Westshore's Future
You can be part of the Westshore Alliance's work to support transportation improvements and the Westshore Master Plan. Email Director of Transportation and Planning Michael Maurino for information on the Master Plan Committee and the Transportation Committee. 
Annual Coastal Cleanup Seeking Volunteers
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is recruiting volunteer site captains for the Coastal Clean Up on September 21.  In 2018, 3582 volunteers removed 78,875 lbs. of litter and debris from our waterways.  If you are looking to gain leadership experience while giving back to your community, sign up to host a location near you.  READ MORE
City of Tampa Casting Call
Do you have a unique story, talent or skill? A story that will inspire others? The City of Tampa wants to know about it! City of Tampa's Digital Media Production Division is launching a new video series titled 'Tampa Treasures: Everyone has a story, what's yours?' This series will highlight the unique stories of Tampanians and take an in-depth look at the individuals that make up our city.   READ MORE
More News About Westshore and Alliance Members:
Brewery tours, world-class shopping, live jazz and art exhibits are just a few ways to experience Tampa's vibrant Westshore District. 

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