Redevelopment of Central Park
The Central Park redevelopment project is the Crown Jewel and most complex mixed income, mixed used multi family housing
deal that THA has ever been involved with. It is anticipated the redevelopment will greatly contribute to the quality of life
for its residents and the community as a whole. A joint venture agreement between the Housing Authority of the City of
Tampa (THA) and the Bank of America Community Development Corporation (BACDC) has been established. Through this partnership,
a master plan of mixed used, mixed income housing development consisting of the entire 28+ Central Park site has been completed.
The new development has been renamed “Encore District”.
The proposed development will consist of 2,030 residential units, 50,000 square feet of commercial retail space, 59,000 square feet
of office space including a hotel, supermarket, St James Church restoration, Perry Harvey restoration and Town Center.
Construction of this project began in the fall of 2010. Four of the 11 pads will consist of THA owned affordable Housing market
rate rental mixed income rental units.
Ten percent of those affordable units will be public housing. The THA and its Partners expect to receive a profit of
approximately a half billion dollars from the sale of individual parcels of land that have been created from this plan to private
Developers. This profit and the revenues generated from the operation of the affordable rate rental properties will help THA
achieve its goals of quality housing for its residence and thereby lessen economic dependence on HUD subsidies.
In December 2012 the Tampa Housing Authority received word that it had been chosen to receive a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Grant
for community improvements within the Central Park and Ybor City neighborhood. For more information on the Central Park / Ybor Choice
Neighborhood initiative please visit our Choice Neighborhood website.
The beautiful Ella Senior Residence building also opened in December 2012. For more information and leasing information please visit the
Ella website: http://ellaatencore.com.
Pre-leasing has now begun at the Trio, Encore's first family residence, which will open in March 2014.
For more information about the Trio and leasing visit http://trioatencore.com.
To learn more about the sustainable features of the Encore we invite you to watch the following videos:
Encore Tampa: Chiller Plant: Watch Video
How does a community with more than 1400 residences; bustling businesses; an historical museum and
grocer plan to stay cool, efficiently and responsibly? Click here to find out!
Encore Tampa: LEED for Neighborhood Development: Watch Video
The Encore is the new GREEN! Learn how the Encore development is one of the first of its kind to
receive top "LEED" certification in the state of Florida. Click here to learn more!
Encore Tampa: Jobs: Watch Video
Through the inception of the Encore project; the Tampa Housing Authority successfully put the Bay
Area to work! Click here to learn more!
Former Central Park Villiage
The Future Encore District