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Loud train horns in Tampa getting silenced

Train horn complaints by residence in downtown Tampa have been heard while the City goes into planning phase to quite them down

TAMPA / YBOR CITY, FL – It is Federally mandated for train conductors (24 hours a day) to sound their horns 15-20 seconds before reaching a railroad crossing to warn drivers and pedestrians a train is approaching.

Mayor Buckhorn’s push for new residential communities for the downtown area has been a great success.  A good example would be the 23-story Skyhouse in Channelside that had tenants signing on  months before it was move-in ready. The 7-story Fitzgerald apartments was the latest open. And in the works is the The Channel Club apartment complex with an adjacent Publix.

However, more people equates to more complaints. And at the top of the list is the train horns sounding off during the night.

The Remedy? Quiet Zones.

A Quiet Zone is a Federal Railroad Administration exemption to the rule requiring train conductors and engineers to sound their horns when approaching railroad crossings.

However, train crews can still sound the horn if warranted for other safety reasons. So far there are only around five crossing in the downtown area slated to change over to Quiet Zones.

Quiet Zones must have upgraded warning devices and new gates that cost around $200,000 for each crossing according to CCX.


Learn how to get your local public agency to request a Quiet Zone for your area:

Communities wishing to establish a quiet zone should contact their
local FRA Crossing Manager at:

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Taco Bus Tampa (301 & MLK Blvd) coming soon

Taco Bus is opening restaurant #7 in the new Shell Gas Station (former Citgo) at the SE corner of E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and US-301 near the Florida State Fairgrounds directly across from Wawa in Tampa, FL.

Interviews are Mon – Thurs from 3 PM to 6 PM
Phone: (813) 232-5889

Taco Bus
3939 US-301, Tampa, FL 33619 | Google Maps

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Residential Tower, 3401 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa

TAMPA, FL – Plans for a new residential tower are underway on the former Colonnade Restaurant property at the corner of Bayshore Blvd. and W. Julia Street in Tampa, FL.

The Colonnade Restaurant was opened by Lois (Mamie) Whiteside and her sons, Richard Jr. and Jack in 1935. It was a local favourite that spanned five generations before closing its doors for the last time on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Batson-Cook Development Company, involved with the success of Skyhouse Channelside, and Ascentia Development Group are working together on the proposed high-rise project.

Residential Tower (coming soon)
3401 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
Google Maps

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NINE 15 Apartments, Tampa (2017)

DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – NINE 15 Apartments will be a 23-story, 362 unit apartment tower that’s currently under construction at 915 North Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, FL.

On the ground level of the complex there will be a few spaces for restaurants and retail. The prime property is part of Tampa’s Block grant that includes the historic Kress building across the street as well.

SEPT 2015 – Hillsborough County Records shows the property being purchased on September 9, 2015 for $6.4 million by Carter and Associates LLC from Atlanta.

DEC 2015 – DPR Construction began demolition of the 900 block of Franklin Street on Dec 15, 2015.

SEPT 2016 – The concrete framed structure reaches five floors. Franklin Manor night spot opens across the street on Sept 3, 2016.

♦ Completion anticipated 2017

NINE 15 Apartments
915 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
www.livenine15.comGoogle Map


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Angel Oliva Sr. Apartments, Ybor City Tampa (coming soon)

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The Angel Oliva Sr. Apartments are under construction inside the historic Oliva Cigar Factory building at the corner of 19th St. and Palm Ave. in the historic Ybor City neighbourhood of Tampa, FL

CEO Darryl Shaw of Blue Pearl Veterinary is behind the renovation project that’s converting the three-story, 30,000-square-foot building into a 38-unit apartment complex.

The name Swann Cigars (1926-1961) was found while stripping the wood on the Oliva building. The name will be restored and left on the new apartment complex for historic reasons.

The new Rock Brother Brewery opening in Ybor will be offering a permanent discount card for residents that move into the completed apartment complex.

The Angel Oliva Sr. Apartments
2008 N. 19th St, Tampa, FL

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Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City (coming soon)

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – Rock Brothers Brewing is slated to open in the Spring of 2016 on 1901 N. 15th Street in the historic Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL.

Rock Brothers Brewing Company
1901 N. 15th Street, Tampa, FL 33605
(828) 773-9481 | Google Maps

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SoFresh, 512 Franklin St, Tampa (coming soon)

TAMPA, FL – A SoFresh Salads restaurant will be opening soon at 512 Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, FL.

This is the same space that once housed Beverly’s Hallmark Card and Gift Shop that sits in between The Franklin building and Bavaro’s Woodfried Pizza.

SoFresh Salads
512 Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 | Google Maps

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The Fitzgerald Tampa (CHANNELSIDE) 2017

CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – The Fitzgerald is a 7-story luxury apartment complex being built by Case Contracting at 1211 E. Kennedy Blvd in the upscale Channel District neighborhood of Tampa, FL.

The Fitzgerald name was decided with a voting app on Facebook that enable everyone a chance to vote. The choices were: The Teague, The Fitzgerald, The Corrigan, The Beaumont, The Fountain, The Waggner.

The Fitzgerald Channelside

Named for Scott Fitzgerald, the acclaimed author of The Great Gatsby and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th president and famously referred to JFK. Fitzgerald recognizes our location on Kennedy Blvd.

Start: February 02, 2016 @ 11:00 am (US/Central)
End: March 04, 2016 @ 11:00 am (US/Central)
Prizes: $100 GIFT CARD from City Dog Cantina

The Fitzgerald Channelside
1211 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 | Google Maps

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Miller’s Ale House, West Tampa (coming soon)

WEST TAMPA, FL – Miller’s Ale House is under construction on the corner of Columbus Drive and N. Grady Avenue in West Tampa, FL.

Plans submitted by Hamilton Engineering & Survey Inc. were stamped in red – APPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION – by Hillsborough County on December 30th, 2015.

Plans show the one-story Ale House restaurant will be 7,985 square feet. There is a Ker’s WingHouse underway just down the street next to Burger King as well.

Miller’s Ale House
3860 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 | Google Maps

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Residential 4-story, 7Th Ave, Ybor City Tampa (coming)

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – Construction plans for a new 4-story mixed-use building addition are being reviewed for the grassy lot located at the northeast corner of Nuccio Pkwy and 7th Avenue next to the welcome sign in Ybor City.

The City of Tampa owned the property since 1983 and recently sold it to an entity with tentative plans to developed the rest of the property.

Residential Building construction site
1212 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
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Aldi, Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL (coming)

TAMPA, FL – Plans are moving ahead for Mabry Marketplace, a new shopping center development anchored with an Aldi discount grocery store on the Southwest corner of W. Waters Avenue and N. Himes Avenue in Tampa, FL.

Water Retail TPA LLC, a subsidiary of MQ Development Partners based in Texas, purchased the property for $3,775,000 on Dec. 24, 2014 from Tampa Waters LLC according to Hillsborough County records.

MQ Development Partners are involved with the Aldi store going in the proposed Sun City Center Retail shopping center at the corner of Sun City Center Blvd (SR 674) and Hwy 301 as well.

Mabry Marketplace
3602 W Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL | Google Maps

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Riverwalk Tower, Tampa, FL

DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – Riverwalk Tower will be mixed use skyscraper at 627 feet with 52-stories located on the former Trump Tower property at the corner of Ashley Drive S. and E. Brorein in downtown Tampa, FL.

The new 52-story tower will be the tallest building in Tampa once finished. The tallest building at the present is the Regions building (579 ft) that sits just north about a block away.

Riverwalk Tower LLC purchased the grassy lot along with the adjacent CapTrust building for $12,050,000 on November 24, 2015 from Brownstone Tampa Partners LLC according to Hillsborough County records.

2015: Property purchase for $12,050,000 by Riverwalk Tower LLC
2016: Tentative groundbreaking mid 2016
2018: Opening slated for 2018

Larry Feldman
(813) 221-6699

A joint venture of
Feldman Equities, LLC. &
Tower Realty Partners

Riverwalk Tower
Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL | Google Maps