As a City Council priority for many years, the City of Oldsmar has initiated efforts to enhance the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) by creating an identifiable, vibrant, and walkable downtown along State Street and St. Petersburg Drive. To support this vision, the City has invited input from the community over 82 times at various public meetings since 2001.
Since establishing a CRA in 1994, there have been many investments to improve the area, and progress toward the vision of creating a downtown. Some of the public investments include upgrades to the potable water system, construction of streetscape elements (parking, lighting, crosswalks, etc.), renovation of the former Oldsmar Bank building and the State Street Center, and construction of the Oldsmar Public Library. The City also bought land for the redevelopment of a “downtown” corridor (depicted in the graphic). The City owns about 7 acres of land next to and north of the Library , the “Library Site”, along St. Petersburg Drive, and about 7 acres of land, the “City Hall” site, which includes property on the north side of State Street from SR 580 to Washington Avenue.
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