Compendium Communications
Fixed Cost Financial, Inc.
Florida Capital Bank
Florida Destinations
Holcomb & Leung, P.A.
Kelly Bonn Solutions
South Tampa Crossfit
Sunshine Valet
Syd Entel Galleries
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar

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
Crosstown Couriers
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Rocky Point
First Housing
New York Life Insurance
Tampa Electric/Peoples Gas

10 - 14 Years
Framework Group, LLC

5 - 9 Years
AREHNA Engineering, Inc.
HCI Group, Inc.
Tampa Westshore Marriott
1 - 4 Years
La Segunda Bakery & Café
Marsocci Appleby & Company
Northwestern Mutual Greater Tampa Bay
Prestige Business Enterprises
ProVise Management Group, LLC
Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine
Yummy House South Tampa/Fig Mabry, LLC

Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
REI Coop at MIdtown Tampa
Midtown Tampa Taking Shape
It was a busy month at Midtown Tampa, the 1.8 million square foot development underway at I-275 and Dale Mabry Highway.  T wo national real estate companies, Casto Southeast and Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, have signed on to co-develop and market the retail and entertainment space, the Men's Wearhouse was demolished to make way for Midtown One, a deal with REI Co-op was confirmed and construction of Novel Midtown apartments is going vertical.    MORE
The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and adjacent Bayport Plaza office building have been sold to IP Capital Partners, a Boca Raton investment group.  According to a deed filed in Hillsborough County, the buyer paid $145.8 million for the 444 room hotel and $80 million for the 265,976-square-foot building.  The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that the sale marks the highest price per key ever paid for a hotel in Tampa.  MORE
M2Gen has relocated its corporate headquarters to Presidents Plaza II in Westshore. M2Gen is a health informatics solutions company focused on accelerating the discovery and development of precision medicine.   MORE
The Current Hotel on Rocky Point is now open.  Part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott, the 10-story, 180-room hotel features water views from every room, a Buddy Brew Coffee Bar, Curated by Oxford Exchange boutique, restaurant Julian and Rox Rooftop Bar.  
Blind Tiger Cafe recently signed a deal to open a location at WestShore Plaza.  This will be the fifth location for the local coffee shop. Opening is slated for September 26.  MORE
AAA opened their new administrative office and Care Care Facility at 1701 N West Shore Blvd.  The facility is also home to the Westshore office for the Hillsborough County Tax Collector.
ICYMI:  Tampa International Airport recently demolished the red side car rental garage as work on Phase 2 of their Master Plan continues.   The demolition  makes room for new express curbsides, designed for passengers with no checked bags, as well as upcoming facility improvements, including a new guideway to the future Airside D.  After months of careful planning and preparation, it took just  14 short seconds to implode the garage.   VIDEO
Transportation Referendum Project list includes projects for Westshore
The Hillsborough transportation sales tax referendum approved by 57-percent of voters in 2018 is still being challenged in court, but local officials are ready to plan for the first year of projects to be funded. 

The City of Tampa released their 2020 project list at the September 5 Tampa City Council meeting.  Most notable for Westshore was the inclusion of a multi-use trail connecting Spruce Street to Lincoln Gardens Park and Grady Street near MetWest.  This trail was conceived in our Westshore Transportation Action Plan.  The list also includes funding for street resurfacing and mobility projects in Westshore.  At the same meeting, Council approved funding for a study to remove the stormwater ditch on Spruce Street, and add new sidewalks.

Hillsborough County released a list in June that included funding for the West Shore Boulevard Complete Streets project and a connection from the Upper Tampa Bay Trail to the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail.

HART's project list includes increased frequency for four transit routes that serve the District.  Route 30 (Downtown to Airport) and Route 32 (MLK to Airport) will have 15 minute weekday service.  Services between East Tampa (Route 15) and North Tampa (Route 45) into WestShore Plaza will now run every 30 minutes.
Bicycle Friendly Business Program Rolls Along
The Westshore Alliance and Pedal Power Promoters met with Tampa International Airport and Cigar City Brewing employees in August to discuss transportation projects and bicycle safety as part of the Bicycle Friendly Business program.  If your business is interested in being a certified Bicycle Friendly Business, like Cigar City Brewing, email Director of Transportation and Planning Michael Maurino for more information.  
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. 
HCC veterans entrepreneurship program partners with Syracuse University
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) has launched a new partnership to help military veterans and their spouses get business ideas up and running.  The Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship program, or STRIVE, is a joint effort between HCC's existing veteran entrepreneurship program, Operation Startup, and Syracuse University's prestigious Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).  HCC in Tampa is the first community college in the country to enter such a partnership with the Syracuse IVMF.  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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