Neighborhood Fights FDOT and Wins

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Riverside's battle for a more thoughtful Fuller Warren Bridge design isn't the first time a neighborhood has clashed with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). During the early 1990s, Tampa's Seminole Heights took on the FDOT and won. Here's a look at the results, 20 years later.



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Seminole Heights was platted in 1911 by T.Roy Young's Seminole Development Corporation.


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Young's homes were oriented east-to-west and priced at $5,000.


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Seminole Heights Residential District was designated a U.S. Historic District upon its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 1993.


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The district encompasses 1,700 acres and includes 325 contributing structures.


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Seminole Heights' Rivercrest Park is the longest stretch of riverfront parkland in the City of Tampa.


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The Hillsborough River arises in the Green Swamp near the juncture of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties, and flows 59 miles before reaching Tampa Bay near Downtown Tampa. It is the primary source of water for the City of Tampa.


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South Seminole Height's Broward Elementary School.


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Seminole Heights Public Library branch.


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Memorial Middle School just west of I-275.


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