Andrew Wright, Franklin Street; Bruce Lucas, Heritage Insurance; Mayor Jane Castor, Ernie Garateix, Heritage Insurance; Ann Kulig
Heritage Insurance Chooses Westshore
One of the largest homeowners insurance companies in the U.S., has announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to Westshore City Center. The publicly traded company, founded in 2012, will fully occupy an 88,643-square-foot building which is currently undergoing a $10 million renovation.
With 350 current employees, Heritage plans to expand to 700 in five years. MORE
Call for local vendors at one day holiday pop up at WestShore Plaza MORE
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. launches state-of-the-art training center MORE
Tampa restaurateur Jeff Gigante is partnering with real estate maven Andrew Wright to form a new hospitality company MORE
WestShore Plaza redevelopment plans approved by City Council MORE
Crescent Communities plans new waterfront apartments in Westshore MORE
Luxury furniture retailer Arhaus to open massive store at International Plaza MORE
Burger Culture coming to International Plaza MORE
Midtown Tampa reveals new healthy living brands: Midtown Tampa Chiropractic & Wellness Center, RYDE IT with Midtown Boba and Kale Me Crazy MORE
HART to restore local fixed-route service November 15
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) will be restoring regular service schedules for all local routes and the TECO Line Streetcar System beginning on Sunday, November 15, 2020. The restoration brings HART up to 95% of pre-COVID service levels. Express routes serving Westshore are not in operation. HART continues to disinfect daily and continues to require face coverings onboard and stagger seating onboard. Visit for more information.
Vision Zero remembrance program on Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail 11/15
Vision Zero Hillsborough, the City of Tampa and Pinellas County will honor the victims and families who have been impacted by traffic crashes this year on Sunday, November 15 at 9 a.m. at Ben T. Davis Beach on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. The annual program honors those killed on Hillsborough roads and illustrates the need to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. Visit for more information.
Florida Mobility Week through November 6
The Westshore Alliance is joining the Florida Department of Transportation and other transportation management organizations for Florida Mobility Week, October 30 - November 6. Mobility Week is a statewide celebration of making smart, efficient, and safe transportation choices. Even in a socially distanced time, you can participate by checking out the Mobility Week Virtual Room or signing up to win prizes as part of the Love To Ride bicycle challenge.
Drew Park Strategic Action Plan
The City of Tampa is seeking input for an update to the Strategic Action Plan for the Drew Park Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The plan identifies infrastructure and other needs to support growth and development in the Drew Park area. Take the survey here
Join us on November 17 at 11 a.m. for Part III of the Westshore Development Series. Let's Talk Westshore will include the top takeaways from the 2019 Westshore Perceptions Survey.
Also Transportation and Mobility - how we'll get around in the future Westshore. And Placemaking in our community - how private developers are re-imagining their properties. Panelists include: 
  • Andrew Wright, CEO & Managing Partner, Franklin Street 
  • Danni Jorgenson, Chief Transportation Planning Engineer, City of Tampa
  • Moderated by Robert Allen of HCP AssociatesThis event is free for members thanks to:



A big thank you to our Silver Sponsors AECOM, Atkins, BELFOR Property Restoration, Carlton Fields, Framework Group, LLC, Grow Financial and Halff Associates.

ICYMI: videos of Parts I & II here. Details available on our website.
Welcome new members and thank you to those that have recently renewed their membership! See the list here.
Upgraded Website for Westshore Alliance
After many months of virtual development meetings we are proud to unveil our new and improved website. Features include member portal access from the home page, an expanded resources section, new images and graphic standards and a historical timeline. We hope you agree it's an upgrade - let us know what you think!
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