Franklin Street Better Block Project

  • N Franklin St Tampa, FL, 33602 United States

We are embarking on Tampa’s first Better Block project to shape the future of Franklin Street.

What’s the word on the street about Better Block?

Better Block is a community demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the future of a place. The project has been used as a tool across the country to help redeveloping communities experience the possibilities for change in their neighborhood. A project typically involves a temporary redesign of the street that relies on low cost, temporary changes to the built environment to enable
placemaking, while increasing economic development.

We’ll be hitting the streets with other urban design, planning, and community organizations to demonstrate the future of Franklin Street as a vibrant and walkable neighborhood center for the Tampa Heights neighborhood. Fun, exciting, and interactive, temporary installations will be set up along Franklin Street that will give an insight into Franklin Street’s potential as a “complete, livable street.”

We aim to bring together the community for a one-day service project, urban planning demonstration and “block party” featuring local vendors, retailers and residents who will host individual “pop-up” storefronts. We will simulate what a thriving and lively corridor Franklin Street could look like in the near future.

More information: BetterBlock.org

Location: Franklin Street, North of I-275 to Palm Avenue
Starting point: Cafe Hey