Channel District Projects

Frequently Asked Questions

The Channel District improvements involve the design and construction of right-of-way areas along nine street segments within the Channel District of Tampa, Florida.

The project will provide improved pedestrian access; upgrading of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities; streetscaping (lighting and landscaping); the addition of on-street parking and sidewalks; and street furniture throughout the district.

$13.5 million has been budgeted for this project.

All project phases are expected to be complete by early 2022.

The project involves nine (9) phases, as outlined below:

  • Phase A1 – Fall 2019
  • Phase A2 – Early 2020
  • Phase B – Late 2019
  • Phase C1 – Late 2020
  • Phase C2 – Early 2021
  • Phase D – Spring 2021
  • Phase E1 – Spring 2021
  • Phase E2 – Spring 2021
  • Phase E3 – Early 2022

The projects phases will overlap; however, we will be sequencing the work to minimize impact to the business/residents in the Channel District.

Construction will typically take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with occasional nighttime work to occur as needed, to minimize traffic disruptions.

Construction will take place Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work to occur on an as-needed basis to minimize traffic disruptions.

Construction activities that require temporary road closures and/or detours will be clearly marked by signage to assist motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists navigate through and around construction zones. In some cases, flagmen will be present to direct traffic. Temporary road closures and detour information will also be posted on the Alerts page.

Normal access to properties will be affected as construction progresses along the project’s phases. Property owners/tenants will be notified prior to activities impacting normal access via written notifications/flyers. Construction crews will work to minimize the duration of disruption and will ensure an alternate access route is maintained as necessary.

To avoid/minimize impacts to mail delivery and garbage/recycling pick-up, the contractor will work to coordinate with service providers concerning construction activities. Any service interruptions should be reported by calling the project hotline at 813-774-3246 or emailing [email protected].

If we are installing new water mains on a particular block, there will be a short-term service disruption.  This will last between 15-30 minutes and you will be notified weeks in advance of the interruption.

A public information meeting was conducted on July 30, 2019 at the Stageworks Theatre to inform property owners, residents, and businesses located along the project segments of project plans, schedules, and activities. Prior to the start of construction of each project phase, notification of upcoming construction activities and associated impacts will be provided to those located along the upcoming phase via written notifications/flyers, mailouts, email, and/or face-to-face. Updated project information will also be listed on the Alerts page.

You can receive updates on the City’s Channel District Improvements project by visiting the “Alerts” page. This page will be regularly updated with real time project information. You can also call the project hotline at 813-774-3246 or email the community outreach team at [email protected].

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