Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
Chapters Health Foundation
Dr. Ali Sager, LLC
Florida Currency Exchange
La Segunda Bakery
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
The Bank of Tampa

15 - 19 Years
AMSCOT Financial
Frazier & Deeter CPAs & Advisors
HC Partners, LLC
HOPCO Foodservice Marketing, Inc. 
   a CORE Group

10 - 14 Years
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Walter's Crossing - RPAI US Management, LLC

5 - 9 Years
Arehna Engineering, Inc.
Lantower Westshore
Seasons 52 - Darden Restaurants

1 - 4 Years
Autism Shifts
BCI Integrated Solutions
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Langan Engineering & Environmental
   Services, Inc.
Rizzetta & Company
Sabal Trust Company

Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.

Tues. Sept. 11, from 8:30 - 9:30 am
Hillsborough Community College
FREE Event

Alliance Lunch with Political Analyst Dr. Susan MacManus
Thurs. Sept. 27
11:30 am: Registration & Networking, Noon: Lunch & Program
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Members: $40, Prospective Members: $55

Alliance After-Hours Networking
Thurs. Oct. 4, from 5 - 7 pm
AC Hotel Tampa Airport
Members: Free, Prospective Members: $15

Ron Rotella Golf Classic
Fri. Oct. 26
9:30 am: Registration & Networking, 11 am: Shotgun Start
Rocky Point Golf Course
Sponsorships Available! Becoming a sponsor is a great opportunity to promote your business. View details and contact Jamie Farrell to learn more. 

Committee Meetings (Westshore Alliance Members Only)
Ambassador Committee
Sept. 27 at 11 am
Four Points by Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport
Transportation Committee
Sept. 12 from 10 - 11:30 am

View all upcoming Westshore Alliance events here
Cousins Properties has filed plans with the City of Tampa for Corporate Center V, a 254,258-square-foot, eight-story building on 4211 W. Boy Scout Blvd. at the intersection of Lois Ave. behind Corporate Center II. The proposal also calls for a five-story parking deck along Jim Walter Boulevard, just behind an existing seven-story deck within the Corporate Center. MORE
New stores coming to International Plaza and Bay Street include Peloton, an innovative tech company that brings members workouts from the convenience of their own homes, as well as a local favorite, Kahwa Coffee.
Cushman and Wakefield listed the 3.66-acre parcel at 1515 N. West Shore Blvd. for sale. A new 16,000-square-foot AAA branch and auto service center will be built on the northwest corner of the parcel with the remaining land available for redevelopment. MORE
Developers of the $500 million mixed-use Midtown Tampa development are seeking variance approval for the project this month from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board. The requests are typically associated with projects near the airport that will be a certain height. The maximum height for this specific project cannot exceed 257 feet above mean sea level. MORE
The City of Tampa has approved redevelopment of the Jerry Ulm Dodge site at 2966 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Plans include redeveloping the existing dealership and adding a 52,191-square-foot Rooms To Go furniture center on the property's corner facing Columbus Dr. and Dale Mabry Highway. 
Also recently approved by the City are plans for a proposed 6-story, 5-unit apartment complex with ground-level parking at 4523 W. Chestnut St. The site is located across from International Plaza and Bay Street near Lantower Westshore Apartments. 
The Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Hotel sold to Westmont Hospitality Group for $42.8 million last month. The hotel has 243 guest rooms, 9,000 square feet of meeting space and a 3,200-square-foot outdoor pool terrace. MORE
The shopping center near Raymond James Stadium at the southeast corner of N. Dale Mabry Highway and Columbus Drive sold for $27 million. It is home to Ashley Furniture, a WingHouse Bar & Grill and Floor & Decor, all of which are expected to stay. MORE
Westshore DRI Amendment and Special Assessment
Tampa City Council has approved an amendment to the Westshore Areawide Development of Regional Impact (DRI) that provides additional development entitlements for multifamily residential and hotel development in Westshore and extends the DRI buildout date to August 24, 2023. The DRI, which is sponsored by the Westshore Alliance, is an important tool that streamlines the process for large-scale commercial real estate development in Westshore by establishing mitigation for transportation impacts.
Also approved last month by Tampa City Council was the adoption of the Westshore Special Services Assessment to provide funding for transportation, security and marketing initiatives in the Westshore Business District. This is the 17th year of the assessment, which provides vital services for all commercial property owners in the District.
Howard Frankland Bridge proposal would be biggest in Tampa Bay history
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) released a draft of a request for proposal for a new Howard Frankland Bridge span with the largest cost in FDOT District 7 history: $814 million. The bridge would replace the current northbound bridge, which was built in 1960 and is at the end of its useful life. The new bridge will be built north of the current spans and become the southbound bridge. The ends of the bridge will be rebuilt to make the current southbound span into a northbound span.

The RFP requires that the new span carry four southbound lanes, two express lanes in each direction, and a shared use path. It is expected to be awarded in late 2019. Construction would start in 2020, and be finished by 2024. 
"It's Time Tampa Bay" to Plan the Region's Future
The Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organizations are planning the future, and asking people what direction we might go as a region. You can be part of the process by completing the survey at It's Time Tampa Bay.

Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas will jointly put forward a 2045 transportation plan to take advantage of federal and state funding. They are sharing the decision-making process because connections to jobs, universities, healthcare, airports and activities are important to everyone. Take the survey to say how the region should grow and what Tampa Bay should be like for our children and grandchildren. Survey respondents can enter to win Bucs, Lightning or Florida Orchestra tickets. For information and to do the survey, visit ItsTimeTampaBay.org.
Here's what's happening at Tampa International Airport:
The Grounds4Art@HCC public art program at the Dale Mabry campus is seeking an artist to create the campus' first-ever mural. View the Call to Artists RFQ and learn more about the mural project here.
Tickets are on sale now for the Jan. 1, 2019 Outback Bowl. View details here. Club Seats, special packages, sponsorships and entertainment options are available directly through the Bowl office at 813-874-2695.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are offering special discounts on individual tickets for Westshore Alliance members and friends. View details here. Go Bucs!
More about the Westshore community and Alliance members in the news:
Sept. 8: South Florida vs. Georgia Tech
Sept. 13: 2018 HCC Presidential Showcase at Armature Works
Sept. 15: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Hillsborough River & Coastal Cleanup
Sept. 15: On Point Executive Book Fair at WestShore Plaza
Sept. 16: Bucs vs. Eagles
Sept. 19: Seasonal Social at Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas
Sept. 22: MacDonald Training Center Casino Night
Sept. 22: South Florida vs. ECU
Sept. 24: Bucs vs. Steelers
Select Dates: Gallery 221 @ HCC Art Exhibits
View the " 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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