Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
Darron Kattan, P.A.
Glitz Events, LLC
Lieser Skaff Alexander, PLLC
Scientific Expert Analysis (S-E-A, Ltd.)
Triad Cleaning Solutions
Valley National Bank
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
Hillsborough Community College
Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore

15-19 Years
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay

10-14 Years
Framework Group, LLC
Friedrich Watkins of Tampa, LLC
North Reo Street, LP
Chipotle Mexican Grill
The Towers at Westshore
5-9 Years
Trenam Law
Lantower Westshore
State Representative Janet Cruz

1-4 Years
Arehna Engineering
Artistas/Art for Autism
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Construct Corps, LLC
Del Frisco's Grille
Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz, PL
ICON Residential
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
St. Petersburg College
Tampa Bay Rays
The Usman Law Firm, P.A.

Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
Do you work or live on Rocky Point, Drew Park, or one of the many areas located within the Westshore District? Please tell us what you think!  

If you WORK in Westshore,  take the Worker Survey HERE .

If you LIVE in Westshore,  take the Resident Survey HERE .

If you work AND live in Westshore,  please take the Resident Survey HERE .

Please help the Westshore Alliance by circulating these links to your staff, peers, friends and connections living and/or working within Westshore. To show our thanks, survey participants may enter a drawing to win one of six $100 gift cards. Questions? Email Heather Mackin or call  813-289-5488.  
Westshore Alliance is featured in the current edition of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation's newsletter, which is disseminated to business and community leaders, site selectors and economic industry leaders. Read the article.
L to R: Christine Burdick (Tampa Downtown Partnership), Mark Sharpe (!p), Bryan Moll (Water Street Tampa), Ann Kulig (Westshore Alliance), and Christine Turner (Leadership Tampa Alumni)
Alliance Executive Director Ann Kulig joined colleagues from Tampa Downtown Partnership, !p: "potential unleashed", and Water Street Tampa at this month's Leadership Tampa Alumni "Connect with Coffee" event. The panel shared news about Tampa's unique and dynamic business districts and provided insights on district development and mobility initiatives. Thank you to the  Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Alumni group for hosting the event.
Dec. 5 from 8:30 - 9:30 am
MacDonald Training Center
5420 W. Cypress St.
Free Event

Holiday Lunch at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Dec. 6
11:30 am Registration, 12 pm Lunch
Flemings, 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd.
$40 Members, $55 Prospective Members

SAVE THE DATE: Westshore Alliance Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
Details and registration information coming soon!

Westshore Alliance November Holiday Hours: Please note the Alliance offices will be closed Nov. 23 - 24.  

View a complete list of Westshore Alliance events  HERE .
More than 100 golfers joined us for the Ron Rotella Golf Classic on November 3 at Rocky Point Golf Course. Tournament contests, beautiful weather, and a post-tournament awards and dinner reception were part of the festivities. Thank you to our players and volunteers who participated this year. Special thanks to Gold Sponsors Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and Metwest International, and Silver Sponsors HCI Group, Inc., McKibbon Hospitality, Moffitt Cancer Center, Northwestern Mutual and Redstone Commercial.

View more golf photos here. Congratulations to the following tournament team winners:

1st Place Low Gross : Kory Johnson, Austin Kern, Bill Schwalbe, Matt Parrado
1st Place Net : Scott Garlick, Melanie Jackson, Barry Oaks, Joe Rizzo
2nd Place Net : Lisa Cox, Michael Dean, Alice Grimm, Mike Thomas
Women's Closest to the Pin: Peg Hutt
Men's Closest to the Pin sponsored by The Westin Tampa Bay: Dave May
Women's Longest Drive: Jeanette Abrahamsen
Men's Longest Drive: Ronnie Carlson
Putting Contest sponsored by HDR, Inc : Ronnie Carlson and Gerald Thomas
Is Publix Coming to Westshore? 
A letter recently submitted to the City of Tampa's zoning department indicates that Publix has its sights set on the former Sports Authority store on Kennedy Blvd. across from WestShore Plaza. MORE
Cushman & Wakefield  recently published its Q3 2017 Tampa Office MarketBeat Report. Westshore's overall vacancy rate is 10.1%, and the District continues to lead Hillsborough County with the highest asking rent rates. View the full report here.
National healthcare real estate firm  NexCore Group  has completed construction of the 63,829-square-foot women's specialty health center for  Women's Care Florida (WCF) physician group. Located at 5016 W. Cypress St., the facility offers imaging and high-level surgical services while serving as WCF's hub for its west and central Florida locations.  MORE
Amgen , one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, opened its 136,000-square-foot Capability Center last month at Corporate Center One located at 2202 N. West Shore Blvd. The company plans to add 450 employees by the end of 2018.
Greenleaf Capital, LLC, the real estate division of HCI Group, Inc., acquired the Century Park office property at 1000 Century Park Dr. for $9.1 million. MORE
Gateway Development Area Plans Underway at Tampa International Airport
As Phase I of Tampa International Airport's Master Plan nears completion, plans are moving forward on Phase II featuring the Gateway Development Area. A 240,000-square-foot, eight-story building plus a gas station, convenience store, two hotels and 20,000 square feet of other retail are planned for development.  MORE
Westshore Interchange Rebuild
The Florida Department of Transportation recently held a workshop regarding future interstate improvements, including plans to rebuild the I-275/SR 60 Westshore Interchange. Rebuilding the Westshore Interchange is the Westshore Alliance's top transportation priority. Our organization has reviewed the plans and provided feedback to FDOT. The letter is available HERE, and more information about FDOT's plans can be found HERE
FDOT has revised its plans to replace the Howard Frankland Bridge to include better transit accommodations, add two express lanes in each direction, and a bicycle and pedestrian path. The public hearing will take place November 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. A second hearing will be held in St. Petersburg on November 16. View the revised plans and public hearing details HERE .
FDOT will soon begin construction on a 220-foot bridge on the Courtney Campbell Causeway west of Ben. T. Davis Beach. The bridge will improve water quality and restore tidal flow in the northeast portion of Old Tampa Bay. The project's estimated completion is late 2019.
What's New at the Courtney Campbell Trail?
Courtney Campbell Trail users are enjoying new walk-bike amenities thanks to the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and Florida Department of Transportation. Amenities, which were designed by AECOM, include shade structures with seating areas, bike repair stations, bench swings and new landscaping. This initiative was led by the Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway Committee, and the Westshore Alliance plays an active role as a committee member.  MORE
Congratulations to Westshore Alliance Executive Committee member Lauren Coup for being featured in Cushman & Wakefield's "Women of the Tampa WIN" publication MORE

Congratulations to Westshore Alliance Executive Committee member David Mechanik on his appointment to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Board. 

BOMA Greater Tampa Bay awarded MetWest One the TOBY for Office Building of the Year 100,000 to 249,999 square feet. Congratulations! MORE
The  Drew Park Community Redevelopment Agency  recently unveiled the Drew Field - Hillsborough County Historic Marker on the corner of Tampa Bay Blvd. and Dale Mabry Hwy. This historic marker commemorates the rich history of Drew Field and heritage of the Drew Park community.  MORE
In the News:
  • Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association prepares to sell Urban Centre MORE
  • BlueLine Associates Ranks #15 on Consulting Magazines List of Fastest Growing Firms in the U.S. MORE
  • Renaissance Tampa Hotel owner hires The Plasencia Group to sell the property MORE
  • Tampa officially named host of Super Bowl for 2021 MORE
  • Buccaneers kick off 5th annual Treasure Chest 5K-10K Run/Walk MORE
  • Supercross looks for Tampa return to rev up economy MORE
  • Prosthetics research institute estimates $20 million economic impact MORE
  • Tampa Bay Fashion Week educates a 12-year-old aspiring designer MORE
  • Business Observer Spotlights Fintech MORE
  • Jefferson High School named WTSP's School of the Week MORE
  • Kenny Chesney kicks off 2018 tour at Raymond James Stadium MORE
  • TIME: Tampa ranks one of the top up-and-coming cities in America MORE
  • Tampa-based Checkers testing delivery, aims for record expansion MORE
  • New public art arrives at Tampa International Airport as part of major expansion MORE
  • UPS starts up at Tampa International Airport MORE
Select Dates Nov. through Dec.: Holiday Events at WestShore Plaza
Select Dates Nov. through Dec.: Holiday Events at International Plaza and Bay Street
Nov. 12: Bucs vs. Jets
Nov. 15: HCC Foundation Presidential Showcase
Nov. 16: USF vs. Tulsa
Nov. 16: DLC CPA's Tampa Office Grand Opening
Nov. 17: Friday Flight Music Series at Tampa International Airport
Nov. 18: The Table in the Park benefiting MacDonald Training Center
Nov. 19: Eggs & Kegs: It's All Gravy, Baby at Cigar City Brewing
Nov. 20: TGH Free Health Lecture: Let's Talk About Sleep
Dec. 7: 9th Annual Power of Giving Holiday Party hosted by the Ryan Nece Foundation
Dec. 10: Bucs vs. Lions
View the Alliance " Community & Member Events calendar to check out more upcoming events. To submit your company's event, please  email  the event name, date and link to event webpage or flyer. Events are included on a space-available basis.
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