By guest author, Sara J. Hendricks, AICP, Senior Research Associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at University of South Florida
The University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) recently presented its Neighborhood Transformation Strategy to the members of the New North Transportation Alliance. The UACDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public/private partnership that focuses upon the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk community west of the University of South Florida, Tampa Campus. Their Neighborhood Transformation Strategy contains ten initiatives, including the development of Harvest Hope Park, located central to the community. The UACDC leaders recognized that residents need safe access for those walking from Mort Elementary School to the park and to other community resources. The UACDC has obtained over $1 million in commitments for sidewalks, lighting, and stormwater facilities. For more information, contact Erica Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or access www.uacdc.org.