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Next up for the LawnCerts (lawn concerts) will be Wednesday evening July 8, at 6:30 pm. Oaklee will be performing on the deck.

Free concert, 30 minutes +/- bring the family, bicycle, pogo stick, stroller, walk by the river and enjoy the cool breeze off the water.

The lawn allows a safe distance for family units. Hope to see you Wednesday.

Corner of N. River Blvd. and South Avenue.
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Next up for the LawnCerts (lawn concerts) will be Wednesday evening July 8,  at 6:30 pm.  Oaklee will be performing on the deck. 

Free concert, 30 minutes +/- bring the family,  bicycle, pogo stick, stroller, walk by the river and enjoy the cool breeze off the water. 

The lawn allows a safe distance for family units.   Hope to see you Wednesday.   

Corner of N. River Blvd. and South Avenue.

Great news neighbors! Over the last couple years we have been working with Tampa Parks and Recreation on a tree canopy sustainability plan at Rivercrest Park. We are proud to report that parks and rec will be planting 14 trees in the higher elevations of the park in the coming weeks. The prescribed tree plantings closer to the water would currently interfere with the Storm Water project and any future seawall and dock work. They will be installed later.

The trees are identified as 5-Live Oaks, 6-Chickasaw Plums, 2- Sweetbay Magnolias, and 1-Pignut Hickory.

The City of Tampa will utilize existing Tree Trust Funds. This is the same trust that developers pay into when trees are removed from properties.

We look forward to the new plantings and the remainder once the other ongoing park projects are completed! A big thanks to the city and their many employees who help make this possible.
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Great news neighbors! Over the last couple years we have been working with Tampa Parks and Recreation on a tree canopy sustainability plan at Rivercrest Park. We are proud to report that parks and rec will be planting 14 trees in the higher elevations of the park in the coming weeks.  The prescribed tree plantings closer to the water would currently interfere with the Storm Water project and any future seawall and dock work. They will be installed later. 

The trees are identified as 5-Live Oaks, 6-Chickasaw Plums, 2- Sweetbay Magnolias, and 1-Pignut Hickory.  

The City of Tampa will utilize existing Tree Trust Funds. This is the same trust that developers pay into when trees are removed from properties. 

We look forward to the new plantings and the remainder once the other ongoing park projects are completed! A big thanks to the city and their many employees who help make this possible.

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I love trees.

We have the best park in our neighborhood!

These trees at this park are very unique. And beautiful.

So great!!! Thanks for sharing!

love this......

Lexi Garcia it’s us!

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Come check out the Summer “Lawncert” series in South Seminole Heights. Since we can’t all get together for concerts and social activities here is a great way to spend time outside, while socially distancing, and listening to amazing musicians!

This Wednesday (7/1/20) is the next concert! Come listen at the corner of North River Blvd and South Ave at 6:30 pm! Music by Shelby Sol!

Thanks to our SSH neighbor Randy Stribling for putting this on!
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Come check out the Summer “Lawncert” series in South Seminole Heights. Since we can’t all get together for concerts and social activities here is a great way to spend time outside, while socially distancing, and listening to amazing musicians!

This Wednesday (7/1/20) is the next concert! Come listen at the corner of North River Blvd and South Ave at 6:30 pm! Music by Shelby Sol! 

Thanks to our SSH neighbor Randy Stribling for putting this on!

Have you seen the new mural up at the empty lot on Florida Ave? Check it out! PC: Banjoe, Traveler. ... See MoreSee Less

Have you seen the new mural up at the empty lot on Florida Ave? Check it out! PC: Banjoe, Traveler.

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Just adding to the bull! And I am entitled to my opinion

Much better than the graffiti that was there before.

Why does it say "don't wear a mask"?

Glad to see it!

Jessica Bartosh Hines

Amber Hook

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Neighbors- today the City of Tampa completed our request to come out and clear the first and grass overgrowth that had slowly encroached along North River Blvd. Not only will this help with Stormwater draining better to our drains, but it also beautifies the street and improved traffic safety.

We also met with Tampa Parks & Recreation this week to secure budget support for the dock and Seawall replacement this year and to discuss beautification projects in Rivercrest, cleaning of our playground equipment and how we can work with both parks and recreation and transportation to mitigate the parking that has deteriorated large portions of grass in the park along the roads in both Rivercrest and Haya Linear.

Lots of exciting work being done to improve our community for you!
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Neighbors- today the City of Tampa completed our request to come out and clear the first and grass overgrowth that had slowly encroached along North River Blvd. Not only will this help with Stormwater draining better to our drains, but it also beautifies the street and improved traffic safety. 

We also met with Tampa Parks & Recreation this week to secure budget support for the dock and Seawall replacement this year and to discuss beautification projects in Rivercrest, cleaning of our playground equipment and how we can work with both parks and recreation and transportation to mitigate the parking that has deteriorated large portions of grass in the park along the roads in both Rivercrest and Haya Linear. 

Lots of exciting work being done to improve our community for you!

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Good healthy lifestyle offer in the community park to include outdoor fitness equipment Have you been to or view the South Tampa bayshore sidewalk. It includes a fitness equipment. My request is to have a few fitness equipment pieces installed Rivercrest Park These are the machine Horizontal / Pull-Up Bars Parallel Bars Push-Up Bars Sit-up bench Back Extension Horizontal Ladder

My prayers are the neighborhood association of Sulphur Springs would take the same interest to beautiful their neighbord

Now if you can have them put the corner of violet and highland back to the way it was.....

FYI to Residents,

Today City Council voted to approve the appeal of the zoning administrators decisions to approve a special use zoning allowing a liquor store attached to a grocery/retail/convenience store for the Avenue Lofts building.

At this time no permits will be issued for the property that allows any kind of liquor sales.

Thanks to to neighbors who made their voices heard on the issue, regardless of whether you supported or opposed the project.
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A big thanks to the volunteers who helped City of Tampa Parks and Recreation and the SSHCA today helping clean up Haya Linear park and planting natural vegetation in the recently cleared areas. Your efforts will help mitigate future erosion and help beautify our neighborhood and park shoreline! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these amazing pics of tonight’s sunset from Rivercrest Park! 📸 Cred: Former SSHCA VP Lesley Curry.

Which is your favorite park in South Seminole Heights? Reed Park, Rivercrest Park or Haya Linear Park?
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Rivercrest Park!

Gorgeous! ♥️

Love it.......Rivercrest

Beautiful 🧡

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This Saturday, June 20th the SSHCA will be partnering with the City of Tampa and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to clean up trash and debris that has gathered at Ignacio Haya Linear Park in addition to planting natural vegetation to aid in shoreline restoration and erosion mitigation.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist in these efforts. Details are below:

Haya Linear Park Cleanup and Planting
Saturday, June 20th
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meet at West Crest Ave and North River Blvd
Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, and water

Event Contact:
Karla Price
Landscape Architect III, Parks and Recreation Department
(813)274-5134 / C: (813)239-7471
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This Saturday, June 20th the SSHCA will be partnering with the City of Tampa and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to clean up trash and debris that has gathered at Ignacio Haya Linear Park in addition to planting natural vegetation to aid in shoreline restoration and erosion mitigation. 

We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist in these efforts. Details are below:

Haya Linear Park Cleanup and Planting
Saturday, June 20th
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Meet at West Crest Ave and North River Blvd
Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, and water

Event Contact:
Karla Price
Landscape Architect III, Parks and Recreation Department
(813)274-5134  /  C: (813)239-7471

‪Are you #TampaReady for hurricane season? We are going LIVE on Facebook at 3pm today with US National Weather Service Tampa Bay Florida Meterologist Brian LaMarre to discuss storm preparedness.‬

Tune in at 3pm ➡️ Facebook.com/CityofTampaFL
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Good Morning! The City of Tampa Water Department is performing maintenance on the pipeline system in our area. Traffic in the area will be affected until the work and any road restoration is completed.

Water Distribution System Maintenance - 4902 N Highland Ave
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Good news to share with our local businesses and residents who are business owners!Good news! The U.S. Small Business Administration has resumed processing Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for qualified small businesses and agricultural businesses. Need a quick recap?

📍 Long-term, low-interest working capital loan for businesses and agricultural producers who suffered economic injury from COVID
📍The EIDL loan is not forgivable, however as part of your application you may also apply for a loan advance (grant) that you don't need to pay back. Applicants can receive $1,000 per employee up to $10,000. You don't need to pay it back, even if you're denied a loan.
📍 Proceeds may be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can't be paid due to the disaster's impact
📍 You can apply for both and EIDL and PPP loan; however the loans can't be used for the same purposes.

Visit us at www.FloridaSBDC.org/disaster for more information and how we can help.
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Good news to share with our local businesses and residents who are business owners!

Today SSHCA President Stephen Lytle, Vice President Sharlene Hartford and Delegate Brian Curry met with Guido Maniscalco - Tampa City Council District 6 and his Aide Lisa at Rivercrest Park and also visited Haya Linear Park. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current state of our community and to secure support on current and future projects to improve the neighborhood.

Some of the outcomes of the meeting include:

Rivercrest Park Dock Replacement and Seawall Restoration - The Councilman informed us thisbis his #1 priority in the coming years budget for the City of Tampa. The nearly $1M project should begin before the end of the year and we have requested the community be included in design input.

Tree Sustainability Plan at Rivercrest Park - This project, which we completed survey and design on last year with Tampa Parks and Recreation, will be funded by the City Tree Fund. The first portion will include 14 trees planted in Rivercrest Park in the coming month.

Haya Linear Park Shoreline Restoration Project - We shared concerns about the project really not meeting expectations as they were proposed. The project was split into two phases and the first phase was only partially completed. No future work is currently funded or planned for funding. We are working with the city to determine how we can secure funding commitments to bring this project to fruition as anticipated.

Crosswalk at Chelsea and Highland - The Councilman will be reaching out to FDOT for us to advocate for improved pedestrian safety. This crosswalk was recommended by the community prior to the Highland reconfiguration project and then as feedback after. At this time there are no crosswalks between MLK and Osborne.

West Giddens Resurfacing - the Councilman is checking on progress for resurfacing on Giddens between Florida and Highland that neighbors have been requesting for years. Conditions have deteriorated on the street during that time.

Highland Complete Streets - This project is future funded by FDOT West Central - Tampa Area for start in 2022 and completion in 2025 as a result of our continued push for pedestrian and vehicular safety. We discussed the need for collaboration between the City and FDOT and that the community would like to being involved in design feedback.

Dutch Motel/Circle K - Discussed ongoing issues in the Florida/Hillsborough area related to trash, blight and concerns with Dutch Motel. Not sure how we can address yet, but we will be brainstorming with the city to determine how we can improve that area.

Other topics were discussed as well leading to a very productive meeting. The SSHCA Board is excited about continuing to build momentum and improve the neighborhood. If there are concerns you’d like us to address or anything we can help you with as your neighborhood association please feel free to email info@sshca.org.
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Today SSHCA President Stephen Lytle, Vice President Sharlene Hartford and Delegate Brian Curry met with Guido Maniscalco - Tampa City Council District 6 and his Aide Lisa at Rivercrest Park and also visited Haya Linear Park. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the current state of our community and to secure support on current and future projects to improve the neighborhood. 

Some of the outcomes of the meeting include:

Rivercrest Park Dock Replacement and Seawall Restoration - The Councilman informed us thisbis his #1 priority in the coming years budget for the City of Tampa. The nearly $1M project should begin before the end of the year and we have requested the community be included in design input. 

Tree Sustainability Plan at Rivercrest Park - This project, which we completed survey and design on last year with Tampa Parks and Recreation, will be funded by the City Tree Fund. The first portion will include 14 trees planted in Rivercrest Park in the coming month. 

Haya Linear Park Shoreline Restoration Project - We shared concerns about the project really not meeting expectations as they were proposed. The project was split into two phases and the first phase was only partially completed. No future work is currently funded or planned for funding. We are working with the city to determine how we can secure funding commitments to bring this project to fruition as anticipated. 

Crosswalk at Chelsea and Highland - The Councilman will be reaching out to FDOT for us to advocate for improved pedestrian safety. This crosswalk was recommended by the community prior to the Highland reconfiguration project and then as feedback after. At this time there are no crosswalks between MLK and Osborne. 

West Giddens Resurfacing - the Councilman is checking on progress for resurfacing on Giddens between Florida and Highland that neighbors have been requesting for years. Conditions have deteriorated on the street during that time. 

Highland Complete Streets - This project is future funded by FDOT West Central - Tampa Area for start in 2022 and completion in 2025 as a result of our continued push for pedestrian and vehicular safety. We discussed the need for collaboration between the City and FDOT and that the community would like to being involved in design feedback. 

Dutch Motel/Circle K - Discussed ongoing issues in the Florida/Hillsborough area related to trash, blight and concerns with Dutch Motel. Not sure how we can address yet, but we will be brainstorming with the city to determine how we can improve that area. 

Other topics were discussed as well leading to a  very productive meeting. The SSHCA Board is excited about continuing to build momentum and improve the neighborhood. If there are concerns you’d like us to address or anything we can help you with as your neighborhood association please feel free to email info@sshca.org.

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Great work sshca, please add to your list with the councilmen and fdot fencing and lighting underneath the Hillsborough ave bridge on our side. Similarly to how the bridges on the Riverwalk are fenced and lighted. This prevents vagrants from camping out in the rocks and doing bad things. Many neighbors use the footbridge below with children. This would improve safety for residents. Thanks 😊

Thank you for all you do and the updates!

That’s awesome! Thank you for your times doing that, we are very appreciated.

Thank you so much!!!!

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Thank you to all the neighbors who helped this evening to clean up all the trash and debris that washed up in Haya Linear Park. We appreciate all your help and support. Thank you for being great examples to all residents!

It looks like you also caught a beautiful sunset!
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Lots of hard working volunteers in SSHCA.

Great job!

Good work!

Thank you!

Did you know that chickens (not roosters) are permissible as backyard pets in Tampa? Many of our residents have chickens and/or amazing gardens in Seminole Heights.

Check out these great chickens that resident Jay York and his family appropriately named Emma, Ola, Hilda, Violet, Chelsea and Ida! Gotta love the South Seminole Heights Pride! They’ve got a pretty amazing chicken coop as well.

Do you have a pet? Post your pets picture and let us see those neighborhood furry, scaled and feathery friends we’ve got out there!
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Love them! Right next door♡

one chicken per 1k sq ft of lot.

Also Seminole Heights Backyard Chickens for anyone interested in good resources for getting started with chickens and raising hens for eggs.

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