West River Redevelopment
North Boulevard Homes and Mary McLeod Bethune Homes, built in 1940 and 1966 respectively, contain
832 public housing units for Tampa’s families and seniors on 40 acres of land. Based on recent
studies the Tampa Housing Authority is working with North Boulevard and Mary McLeod Bethune Homes
residents to create a plan for the future for these housing developments.
The Urban Land Institute’s Rose Fellowship program recently conducted a study of the West Tampa area, highlighting challenges
and opportunities for the area. The study found that a master plan was needed for the West Tampa area, including North Boulevard
and Mary McLeod Bethune Homes. Recently the Tampa Housing Authority, City of Tampa and McCormack Baron Salazar partnered with the
“InVision Tampa” planning program to reach out to community stakeholders, local officials and the public to develop a plan for the
West River area. The new master plan creates initiatives for: housing redevelopment, land planning, transit, zoning, and economic
development and financing.
For the most updated West River Master Plan document please click
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