|TAMPA (April 12, 2019) – Tampa Downtown Partnership unveiled the results of the Sixth Biennial Survey of Downtown Workers and Residents. during Tampa Downtown Partnership’s 23rd Annual Downtown Development Forum at Armature Works on Friday, April 12, 2019.
The Downtown Worker and Resident Study for the Tampa Downtown Partnership was established as a baseline study by HCP Associates in 2008. Results from prior years’ studies have given rise to enhanced accessibility to the river, waterfront dining, events in the parks, new museums and attractions, extended operating hours for transportation and merchants, full-service grocers, and more. As new development shapes future opportunities in Downtown, the opportunity was extended to Tampa’s valued stakeholders to offer insight into the future Downtown that they wish to see. The 2018 study is significant because it offers a full 10-year comparison as well as incorporates the new Special Services District (SSD) boundary which includes Tampa Heights.
The results of the 2018 survey reflect the perceptions and expectations of more than 1,190 Downtown workers and residents.
Brokers, investors and public officials alike can benefit from understanding and interpreting the results of the Sixth Biennial Survey when looking to the future of Tampa’s Downtown. Not only does the survey provide insight for what workers, residents, and students want for their Downtown, but it provides undeniable statistics on their behavior. This type of knowledge is invaluable when determining the potential profitability and success of investment decisions.
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