Site / Project Name
Harvest Hope Park
Brownfield Site Address
Northwest corner of 137th Avenue and 20th Street, Tampa FL 33613
University Area Community Development Corp, Inc.
Unknown; recently former Police Athletic League and then vacant land, and now is being turned into a park with a community garden and educational classroom and kitchen. Plans are to create a multi-purpose sports field, playground, walking trails, outdoor fitness area, parking spaces, and a bus pull in.
The Harvest Hope Park site is surrounded by vacant/abandoned lots (some serving as informal solid waste dump sites), apartment complex rentals, single family housing, and commercial properties in a low income/underserved community.
The site is zoned primarily residential and is surrounded entirely by commercial (and some former industrial) properties (including gas/service stations), located less than one mile from a major highway and less than one mile from the University of South Florida. It is located in the northern part of the City of Tampa.
There has been no Phase I ESA at this site.
Current potential contaminants include those associated with solid waste disposal and visible pollution of the local wetland and pond site (Hillsborough County EPC designated). There is also potential for groundwater contamination. The property immediately adjacent to the southwest of the site was designated Florida Brownfield Site ID# BF290001001, Robbins Manufacturing Pole Storage Yard, bounded by 131st Ave., Fletcher Ave., Nebraska Ave., and N. 15th St.; BSRA on 08/28/2000; remediation of arsenic contamination (>3.7 mg/kg soil, FDEP Rule 62-770) completed/NFA issued 08/27/2004 for a portion of the site; currently zoned residential: Royal Palm Key Apartments.
Lara Consortium (engineer) and Cadstruct (contractor)
Financing Tools: Federal Programs
Financing Tools: State Programs
Financing Tools: Funds Committed
Funds provided by Hillsborough County through U.S. HUD CDBG program, and private donations
Financing; Assessment and Cleanup of property; Public support
The diversity of projects planned for the park (fish pond, community garden, athletic field, walking trails, on-site kitchen/programming, playground) and making them all accessible for the community