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Tampa gets $30 million HUD grant for Encore development listen

12/13/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was awarding a $30 million grant to the Tampa Housing Authority to help fund the Encore project in downtown Tampa and nearby communities.

In a conference call, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said Tampa’s grant is the largest of the four awarded through HUD’s [Choice Neighborhood Initiative](http://portal.hud.go...

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Tampa Housing Authority's Encore project ahead of schedule listen

10/26/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The area was home to Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. The twist has its Roots there. Now The Tampa Housing Authority and The US Department of Housing and Urban Development are bringing new life into what was known as Central Park Village in Downtown Tampa. Today, the city gave a tour of the development that is 5 months ahead of schedule with more than 95 percent of the infrastructure completed.

“It consists of about 1500 units. Half of them are markets units half of them a...

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Tampa’s Central Park Village revitalization receives $38 million from federal Recovery Act listen

01/14/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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$38 million of federal stimulus funds will go toward revitalization of Tampa’s Central Park Village area. The former public housing project will be re-built with some private investment as mixed-use development branded “Encore.”

In addition to the Recovery Act funds for the Central Park Village / Encore project, Democratic member of Congress Kathy Castor says housing initiatives in Pinellas and Pasco counties will receive $50 million.

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