Growing a Resilient Community

Soaring City !P is an inclusive non-profit innovation ecosystem developer and institute offering services and resources to entrepreneurs, artists, and community builders through a neighborhood and network of virtual and physical community spaces, places, and programs.

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An Uptown Community Round Table Discussion

We have 8-10 people from different leadership areas in the Uptown Community moderated by Dr. Michael Cross of USF. Right now that list has Commissioner 

  1. Kimberly Overman, USF In term President Rhea Law, 
  2. Dave Pizzo (Florida Blue), 
  3. Sarah Combs (UACDC CEO), 
  4. David Gwynn (FDOT), 
  5. Bemetra Simmons (Tampa Bay Partnership), 
  6. Pastor Tommy Kyllonen (Crossover Church), 
  7. Brian Bulter (Vistra Communications), 
  8. Melissa Zornitta (Planning Commission), 
  9. Beth Alden (Transportation Planning Organisation), and more. 

The doors will open at 5 with presentations and updates beginning at 5:30, followed by a roundtable discussion at 6. We need and want the community’s input to move forward!

Building a Tech Hub

RITHM@Uptown is home to a growing tech cluster that already includes the USF Institute of Applied Engineering, Vu Studios, AMRoC Fab Lab, blackboXXcelerator, And Soaring City Innovation Partnership.

Planning for a sustainable, livable community.

Partnering with Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa to craft the Uptown Strategic Action Plan and offering grants for Medical and Technical training

Reimagining the Uptown Gateway

Working with the Florida Department of Transportation to overhaul the engineering of the Fowler Avenue corridor into an economic development boulevard.

Supporting Entrepreneurship

Supporting entrepreneurship and encouraging ventures in emerging industries.

Strengthening the "blue collar" tech workforce

Supporting programs like TechHire, First Robotics at the AMRoC Fab Lab, and the Mort Community Partnership School.

Collaborating for Community Good.

Partnering with Florida Blue and many other partners dedicated to serving the residents and stakeholders of Uptown neighborhoods.

Uptown in Development

The Taneja Center for Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa will be a six-story, 314,000 square foot surgical and patient tower featuring 24 operating rooms. One of the largest surgical expansions in Tampa Bay history

10-story, 498,000 square foot Moffitt Cancer Hospital completion expected in 2023

120,000 square foot mixed-use laboratory and office building at the USF Research Park

RITHM@Uptown is a multi-year transformation of University Mall into a mixed-use hub for Research Innovation Technology Habitat and Medicine

Fowler Avenue re-design process with enhanced transit and safety features begins in 2022

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