As part of our ongoing beautification efforts, the BBHA recently worked with Landscape Fusion to have six blue agaves planted underneath the Crosstown Expressway overpass on Himes Ave. The agave’s leaves are highly efficient at retaining and maximizing moisture making it a Florida-friendly landscaping favorite. A big thank you to the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority for supporting our beautification efforts, and to Landscape Fusion for their contributions to the betterment of our neighborhood!
It was another great year for the Bayshore Beautiful Luminaria! A big thank you to all of the residents who participated as well as the local businesses who showed their support: Publix, Majesty Title, Trial Lawyers of Alvarez Garcia, and Mad Dogs. We greatly appreciate everyone that helped make this event a success, and happy new year!
LUMINARIA DECEMBER 15
This holiday season, help transform our wonderful neighborhood into a "Community of Light" by lining our sidewalks and/or streets with Luminaria lanterns. They are normally spaced 4-5 feet apart and are to be placed on the public walk in front of your home on December 15th at dusk. Each kit is $10 and includes supplies to create 10 lanterns. Bring the family along to purchase your lantern kits at Majesty Title Services, 4006 S. MacDill Ave. on the following dates:
December 7th, 14th, and 15th from 9 am - 12 pm
Also, help us spread the word by clicking here for a printable pdf that can be distributed to your neighbors! Inquiries to Anthony Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBHA NEIGHBORS CONNECTING ONLINE
Nextdoor.com is a free and private network for neighborhoods that makes it easy for us to communicate about neighborhood issues and concerns. Bayshore Beautiful is using Nextdoor.com to safely connect with other neighbors, inform fellow residents about upcoming events, and stop crime before it happens by quickly sharing police alerts. Please visit Nextdoor.com and join the growing number of Bayshore Beautiful residents already connected!
CHANGES TO TAMPA IRRIGATION DAYS
Inside Tampa City limits, irrigation of established lawns (turfgrass) and landscaping (non-turf) is now allowed up to twice a week, on assigned days. For the current schedule visit mywateringday.com
NEW AUTOMATED CARTED RECYCLING SOUTH OF HARBOR VIEW
In February, the Dept. of Solid Waste launched an exciting new automated recycling program for City of Tampa residents called Be Smart, Use Your Cart. The 14-gallon blue bin currently used to store recyclables at the curb is being replaced with a 95-gallon green recycling cart. Your current recycling collection schedule will not change and your recycling will continue to be serviced curbside. Beginning April 29, blue recycling bins will no longer be serviced at your address. If for some reason you have not received a new recycling cart by that date, please call (813) 348-1111. For more information, please click here
KEEP TAMPA BAY BEAUTIFUL DONATION
We are are proud to announce that due to a successful Luminaria event, the Bayshore Beautiful HOA was able to present a $1000 donation to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful at their Annual Awards breakfast on January 29th. Additionally, BBHA resident Anthony Garcia was presented with an Adoption Program Award for his outstanding efforts to restore Waverly Park. Congratulations!
BBHA IN THE NEWS! ALLINE PUMP STATION IS COMPLETE!
Hooray! Community leaders and neighborhood residents joined Mayor Bob Buckhorn on January 23rd for the ribbon cutting of the long anticipated Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project. The new pump station on Alline Avenue will not only alleviate flooding, but is the first pump station built specifically to blend into a neighborhood. For the Tampa Tribune article by Bayshore Beautiful resident Steve Otto click here, for the Tampa Bay Times article click here and for the Channel 8 story click here
December 16th was the perfect evening for transforming our neighborhood into a "Community of Light"! We had wonderful participation this year and are able to make a significant contribution to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful using the proceeds from the event. A big thank you to Majesty Title, Publix, Anthony Garcia, Tyler Cathey and everyone that helped make this year's Luminaria such a success!
COME VISIT WAVERLY PARK
We are thrilled to report that Waverly Park has been restored to it's original beauty! In recent
years, the park's watering well failed and its once lush lawn had
gone dry. Through the combined efforts of the Bayshore Beautiful
HOA, BBHA resident Anthony Garcia, The City of Tampa and Keep
Tampa Bay Beautiful, Waverly Park has received some long overdue
improvements. The park is located west of MacDill Ave, just off of Waverly Ave., so come by and enjoy!
PUMP STATION ARTICLE IN TAMPA TRIBUNE
Click here for a recent article in the South Tampa News about the Alline Ave. pump station
WAVERLY PARK BEAUTIFICATION
The BBHA is happy to announce some exciting changes coming to Waverly Park including a new well, irrigation system, and fresh sod! On April 14th neighbors and volunteers joined Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful in a clean-up party to help kick off the project. Working together the group collected over 327 garbage bags full of leaves! We are very appreciative of the City’s efforts to revive the area and are thrilled to be a part of this beautification project.
For a recent article on the improvements in the Tampa Tribune, click here.
Santa Visits Bayshore Beautiful
A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped prepare and hang the festive wreaths throughout our neighborhood this holiday season. Also, a special thank you to Santa (Jim Homan at the corner of Villa Rosa and Bayshore) who has been delighting the children of our neighborhood each holiday season for over 15 years.
Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project Groundbreaking
Community leaders and neighborhood residents joined Mayor Bob Buckhorn for a groundbreaking ceremony on August 12th marking the start of construction for the Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project. This $4.8 million project will help alleviate flooding within the Bayshore Beautiful neighborhood, which has been subjected to frequent flooding during heavy rains. The project is expected to be completed by December 2012. For more information click here.
MAYOR ATTENDS BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL TREE WATCH CEREMONY
With the help of Mayor Buckhorn and members of City Council, the City of Tampa launched the first Neighborhood Tree Watch Program on June 22 in Bayshore Beautiful at the corner of Bayshore Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue. The goal of the Neighborhood Tree Watch is to show residents how to identify protected trees and encourage them to report violations via the Tree Hotline at (813) 258-8733. To see the segment on Spotlight Tampa click here and for the article in the Tampa Tribune
BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL PART OF TAMPA HISTORIC TOUR
Tampa Bay History Tours highlighted a few famous homes in Bayshore Beautiful on their recent bus tour through some of Tampa's historic neighborhoods. Many of the tourists had just completed a course on local historical neighborhoods as part of a continuing education program for older adults at the University of South Florida's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The institute, also known as OLLI, offers courses, field trips and lectures throughout the year. For the South Tampa news article click here.
MANHATTAN BRUSH SITE CLOSING
Effective September 1, 2011, the City of Tampa Manhattan Brush Site will be officially closed. This change is being implemented in order to streamline operations, increase efficiency, and reduce operating costs. From Saturday, July 9 through August 31, the facility will have a limited operating schedule. The hours of operation for the Manhattan Brush Site during this transition will be Saturdays only from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information click here
CONSTRUCTION ON BAYSHORE BIKE LANES GETS ROLLING
Bayshore Boulevard is currently undergoing a $1.48 million state-funded construction project to create bike lanes and landscaped medians along Tampa's signature roadway. Construction of the second phase, estimated at $2 million, is expected to begin in 2014 and span a stretch of Bayshore between Rome and Howard avenues. The third and final phase, estimated to cost $3 million, will duplicate the second-phase improvements along the stretch of Bayshore from Howard Avenue to north of Gandy Boulevard. For the full article click here.
BBHA IN THE NEWS! MORE OYSTER DOMES
A big thank you to all of the volunteers that helped prepare and hang the festive wreaths throughout our neighborhood this holiday season. Also, a special thank you to Maxine Buntin for opening up her home for the preparation.
ALLINE AVENUE UPDATE
Construction of the Alline Avenue Stormwater Pumping Station is now scheduled
to begin 8/15/11 and be completed on 8/15/12. Click here for a project map.
NEW WASTE COLLECTION DATES
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental
Program management is changing the Residential Service
collection days for Household Garbage, Household Recycling,
and Yard Waste Recycling effective June 7, 2010. For the new schedule, please Click Here
Pedestrians and Joggers headed North on the West side of Bayshore should be aware that cars pulling out of side streets onto Bayshore may not see them. The safest place to walk or run on Bayshore is on the East side on the continuous sidewalk, where there are no side streets... and the best view!
A big thank you to Steve Sullivan from Mosquito Control for attending our spring BBHA meeting. For questions or concerns about mosquitos, please call 813-635-5400 or Click Here to request service.
CHANGES TO TAMPA IRRIGATION DAYS
Inside Tampa City limits, irrigation of established lawns (turfgrass) and landscaping (non-turf) is
allowed up to twice a week, on assigned days. For the current schedule Click Here
S.W.E.E.P. PICKUP APRIL 5-9
The City of Tampa S.W.E.E.P. program, which focuses on the removal of bulk trash items and debris, will be picking up in Bayshore Beautiful April 5-9. Collections will no longer take place on Saturdays, but during the work week Monday – Friday and there is only one pick up per household. For instructions and a complete list of items accepted, please Click Here
BAYSHORE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS 2010
There is a current plan being proposed to enhance Bayshore Boulevard. Click Here to view the proposal.
PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS, SIGNALS PROPOSED FOR BAYSHORE-GANDY
Three pedestrian crosswalks and other improvements are proposed for the intersection of Bayshore and Gandy boulevards. Click Here to read the article in the South Tampa News.
BBHA IN THE NEWS!
The latest phase of the Oyster Dome project was completed on Wednesday, May 20th. Fox 13 News was on hand to cover the story... Click Here to see the video.
Stormwater improvements: on July 31st, the City Council awarded McKim and Creed, PA the contract to provide the City of Tampa professional engineering design services for the Alline Ave. Stormwater Pumping Station.
The project is proceeding as planned, and construction is scheduled to be completed by 2011.
View the contract for the engineering design services
View overall scope of the project
Learn more about Gandy Boulevard improvement plans