Preserving History and Sustaining Communities in Tampa
October 24, 2013
Metro 510, Tampa, Florida
Photo by George Cott, Chroma Inc.
|Metro 510 is an award-winning affordable housing urban revitalization project in Tampa, Florida. The six-story complex, consisting of 120 residential units, was ingeniously built inside a prominent landmark, the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, which was a central space for the civil rights movement. Tampa’s lively downtown area has seen a population boom in recent years; consequently it is also one of the nation’s most severely cost-burdened areas for moderate-income residents in the US as reported in 2012’s “Losing Ground” report by the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Project manager, Sage Partners, wisely choose the location to also help accommodate its 80 percent of residents’ need of public transportation. More…|