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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.

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.

HOT TO GET QUIET ZONES

Learn how to get your local public agency to request a Quiet Zone for your area: fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L03055

Communities wishing to establish a quiet zone should contact their
local FRA Crossing Manager at: fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244

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Casa Santo Stefano, Ybor City

YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – Casa Santo Stefano is an authentic Italian-Sicilian restaurant, by Richard Gonzmart, slated to open in 2018 in the old Ferlita’s Macaroni Factory building on 22nd Street and East 6th Avenue in the historic neighborhood of Ybor City in Tampa, FL.

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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
rockbrothersbrewing.com | 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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