At ABC Action News, we know it's the combination of all the communities that make Tampa Bay great to live in. That's why we've started a new series of reporting highlighting good things happening around town, discovering cool gems you may not know about, and uncovering the big news events impacting those areas.
On Friday, the Good Morning Tampa Bay team focused on West Tampa.
Developments underway in West Tampa and in the Uptown Innovation District near the University of South Florida are working to better connect our communities and are making progress despite a global pandemic.
The pandemic has halted a lot of things, but take a quick drive around Tampa and you’ll realize construction isn’t one of them.
The Midtown Tampa development has got dozens of ribbon cuttings lined up, and the ribbon cutting for the building the entire development was formed around, REI, was in March.
The WrestleMania Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from gates to close on Saturday and Sunday.
Ask 15-year-old Shane Kaufman who his favorite wrestler is, and it’s an easy answer.
"Favorite Wrestlemania Star, Drew McIntyre, obviously," explains Shane.
The Hillsborough Education Foundation is located right in the heart of West Tampa.
They're located on North Howard Avenue and they're restoring their building which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Check out Al Lopez Park in West Tampa with your family this weekend. The popular park has a lot to offer residents and non-residents of Tampa. You’ll find it hard to believe that this gem exists in such a busy part of the city.
The future of West Tampa looks to bring in more businesses and more housing, especially in the area of the Main Street.
"West Tampa is going to be the place to live work and learn."
When you think of West Tampa, you may not think of the area's library. But a step inside, and you'll see it preserves a lot of the area's history. In fact, the building even holds a lot of history.
The redevelopment of the Rome Yard project in West Tampa is a major project.
The city recently selected the Related Urban Development Group to take charge.
When complete in the next few years, the project should add more than 600 mixed-income housing units, a cultural center and an art pavilion.