Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

Resources for Ybor City businesses and developers.

Incentives & Grants

Incentives & Programs

A top priority of the Ybor City Development Corporation is the redevelopment and restoration of its many historic structures.

To assist in this effort, The City of Tampa offers tax exemptions to historic property owners to preserve, restore and rehabilitate qualifying properties within the Ybor City Historic District. Applications for a ten-year ad valorem tax exemption and federal preservation tax credits are also available.

Learn more about tax exemptions and credits by calling the City of Tampa’s Historic Preservation Department at 813-914-4028 or by visiting: www.tampagov.net/Historic_Preservation. Click here to learn more about tax and grant incentives.

Community Amenity Reimbursement Grant Program

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 to assist in the attraction of businesses.

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.

Special Events Co-Sponsorship Program

The fiscal year 2018 application cycle for the annual YCDC Special Events Co-sponsorship program opens at the end of June with a deadline of Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 5 p.m.

Learn more and download an application here.