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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I-275 in the distance. I-75 was originally built through the heart of Seminole Heights in 1965. Around 1973, I-75W through Tampa was resigned I-275.


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The Seminole Heights United Methodist Church was constructed at 6111 North Central Avenue in 1927.


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This apartment building originally housed Harry's Candy Company in 1925.


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Sharrows are a recent addition to Hanna Avenue.


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Dating back to 1882, Hillsborough High School is one of the South's oldest high schools. The school moved to its Seminole Heights location in 1928.


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In 2003, Southeast Seminole Heights was named the Best Neighborhood in America by NUSA.


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In 2009, this Old House Magazine ranked Seminole Heights among the best places to buy an old house for: families, green thumbs, cottages and bungalows, single women homebuyers, porch sitters, walkers, and the south.


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