Ybor City “Then & Now”

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Friday, February 3, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST

Tampa, FL, United States

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Join fellow planners for a walking tour through Ybor City, Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District and burgeoning mixed use community.  The tour will start at Centro Ybor where participants will meet in the plaza with Dr. Wallace Reyes, Ybor Historian and Ambassador and Brenda Thrower, Ybor City Development Corporation.  The tour will feature the history and preservation of some of Ybor’s most significant buildings and sites as well as current development and redevelopment activity throughout the historic core of this vibrant community.

The tour will highlight: Jose Marti Park, Ybor Square, El Pasaje, Cuban Club, Ybor City State Museum, Italian Club and much more.

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Wallace Reyes

Wallace Reyes is an author of serval books including “Cigar City Architecture and Legacy” as well as historian and researcher for Ybor City and the Cigar Industry’s shaping of modern Florida. Read More

Brenda Thrower

Brenda Thrower is an economic development specialist with Ybor City Development Corporation, a division of the Economic and Urban Development Department, City of Tampa. She has worked in community redevelopment and urban planning as a practitioner since 1994 and in Ybor City for over 20 years. She is a graduate ... Read More

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Lynn Merenda, merendal@plancom.org