The explosion of restaurants, hotels and new apartments in downtown Tampa is ready to burst past the northern boundary of Interstate 275 along North Franklin Street and into Tampa Heights.
Ulele restaurant, Water Works Park and the anticipated 43-acre, mixed-use village center project from SoHo Capital, known as The Heights, are leading the way along the city’s Riverwalk. A few blocks to the east a once forgotten stretch of North Franklin is popping with new energy as part of the city’s next emerging neighborhood.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, the Franklin Street Better Block party will celebrate North Franklin’s future with music, food, arts and “pop-up” storefronts. It will be a day long demonstration of how two city blocks north of I-275, from Kay Street to Henderson Avenue, can be transformed into a complete, vibrant and walkable street.