Here is another great picture taken in #SouthSeminoleHeights! #PhotoFriday #SSHCA
Our friends at Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful are hosting the annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup on 9/16/17. If interested in signing up please visit their website below. There is a location at Rivercrest Park this year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSBApE1sn8v7pEP8btqIfkINJNZpBYN0gIzsTG0HamvESebw/viewform ... See more
School Drive SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone in the community that contributed to our Back to School Drive for Broward Elementary! Lesley Curry and Brian Curry delivered the carload full of supplies to Principal Livingston and teachers today. A HUGE thank you to Smoke Signals Smoke Shop for your very generous contribution of supplies and also to Red Star Rock Bar for always stepping up to help out your community! The teachers were overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone who donated. It was awesome witnessing their excitement! This is only the beginning of South Seminole Height Civic Association's partnership with Broward Elementary. We will be posting future events so stay tuned!! ... See more
Today, SSHCA President, Stephen Lytle, met with Greg Bayor, Director of Tampa Parks and Recreation to discuss the condition of our docks at Rivercrest Park in more detail. Greg recently visited the area to see firsthand our concerns and has committed that during this fiscal year Parks and Rec will remove our old, dilapidated docks and replace them with new docks that are safer, more durable, and more user friendly. The new docks will allow increased boat docking and fishing. Additionally, conversations have begun to explore the possibility to have a docking area for the Pirate Water Taxi, allowing residents to engage the river as a transit option to Lowry Park, Ulele, Curtis Hixon Park, the convention center & sail pavilion, and the Tampa History Museum. This is great news as we were originally expecting two years for replacement and that has been cut in half. We expect to see some movement on this prior to end of the year and the SSHCA Board will be working closely with the city on design and implementation. ... See more
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***CALL TO ARTISTS AND VOLUNTEERS *** The board of South Seminole Heights is SUPER excited about being presented with another unique opportunity for a community mural!! So, for those of you that missed getting into the action of our street mural, here's your chance to be a part of another fantastic art project!! Details of this project: WHERE: Brick wall located on the West Side of Highland behind Tire World. WHAT: Creative, one of a kind art mural on the wall welcoming visitors to South Seminole Heights. (Examples of what we're thinking -We Are Seminole Heights Mural or Tampa Postcard Mural) WHEN: Time is of the essence, so we need a person with a design by Friday, August 18th WHO: YOU!! Even if you're not an artist by trade, we're going to need volunteers to help make this happen! Please reach out to the South Seminole Heights Civic Association at Info@sshca.org. HOW: Unfortunately, the SSHCA is a 501(c)3 and has very limited funds at this point in time so any contribution by the community is greatly appreciated to make this happen. For the artist involved we will give all donations received to the efforts and intend to make this another huge media event so there is a price for name recognition!! Please reach out if you have any questions. ... See more
Sharing here... If you know anyone who has taken pride in trying to vandalize our mural let us or Tampa Police Department know ASAP! The first week it was a quite bit of feces thrown all over it, last week someone did a burnout on the mural. We will repaint it, but it's sad to see the mural is being defaced by someone with little respect for everyone who put a ton of hard work to bring it to fruition and all those who sweat for hours in the sun to help paint it. SHARE THIS AND HELP US IDENTIFY THEM. Thanks neighbors! ... See more
It took three years to finally put in place, and in less than three weeks Tampa's first street mural has already been defaced - twice.
Just a reminder about this tree ordinance workshop tomorrow. We all care about progress and improvement in our city, but that shouldn't trump preservation. Make your voice heard and make a point to attend these workshops! Without citizen input and insight the ordinance will be the work of those who were loudest... developers. Let's work together to create a solution that works for everyone. We can't do that with you though. Please attend if possible. ... See more
The City is taking a comprehensive look at the tree ordinance and making changes. Recommendations from the Mayor's Competitiveness Committee ask for more flexibility regarding grand tree preservation, more flexibility for city staff to approve removals and rescinding the 50 % tree preservation rule in certain areas of the city. The voice that has been the loudest in changing the city code has been the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the voice of the people needs to be heard. Please make an effort to attend these meetings to voice your concerns about protecting the tree canopy that makes the City of Tampa so desirable. There are two workshops scheduled and a final reading to city council. Meeting #3: August 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM -- SCHEDULED Seminole Heights Garden Center 5810 N Central Ave Meeting #4: August 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM -- SCHEDULED Jan Platt Regional Library 3910 S Manhattan Ave Workshop #3: August 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM -- SCHEDULED City Council Chambers 315 E Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor ... See more