Tampa’s Downtown Partnership and City Officials gathered on October 1 to announce the Downtown Special Services District would be expanded to include Tampa Heights.
What does this mean for the neighborhood that boasts two of the city’s most buzzed about food bastions, Armature Works and The Hall on Franklin?
For one, it means Tampa’s super popular Downtown Shuttle Service will now begin providing free rides to key sports in the neighborhood.
The service is slowly nearing a half-million passengers to date. It hit the 100,000th passenger mark in May 2017.
The fleet of white and blue Chevy Bolts will now provide direct rides to The Hall on Franklin, as well as stops between Armature Works and Ulele.
“Tampa Heights is an important gateway into Downtown Tampa with its own eclectic vibe and personality,” said Lynda Remund, Acting President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “We are looking forward to bringing our full suite of services to this area just north of Downtown.”
What’s the purpose of the Special Services District?
The SSD was created to provide enhanced safety, maintenance, business development, beautification, planning and urban design, transportation, marketing, and other management services (the “Special Services”) in Tampa’s Downtown, according to release from TDP.