Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

Resources for Ybor City businesses and developers.

Incentives & Grants

Incentives & Programs Available for Preserving Historic Properties

Ybor City Development Corporation’s top priorities include the redevelopment and restoration of its many historic structures. To encourage historic preservation, qualifying properties within the Ybor City Historic District can receive a ten-year ad valorem tax exemption and federal preservation tax credits.

The City of Tampa offers tax exemptions to assist historic property owners to preserve, restore and rehabilitate their properties.

Learn more about tax exemptions and credits by calling the Barrio Latino Commission at 813-914-4028.

Or by visiting: www.tampagov.net/Historic_Preservation.

Or click here learn more about Tax and Grant Incentives.

Community Amenity Reimbursement Grant Program

To assist in the attraction of businesses, the Ybor City CRA is offering reimbursement of city fees up to $10,000 paid to the City of Tampa for construction or renovation of facilities. The reimbursement would include monies spent on building permit and permit-related fees, water meters, water connection fees and inspection fees.

Click here for an application and more information

The Façade Improvement Grant Program provides financial incentives for property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings within the Historic District. Priority is given to historic buildings and those along Seventh Avenue. Funding can cover 50 percent of the façade improvement cost up to $50,000.

For more information, please contact the Ybor City Development Corporation at 813-274-7917.