Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced today that the city of Tampa is receiving an approximately $11 million grant to help complete the Riverwalk, a 2.6-mile pathway that will link the Channel District with Tampa Heights. Castor advocated for the grant to be awarded to the city of Tampa because it is a significant investment in our community's infrastructure, leading to more jobs and economic development.
"The Riverwalk is a key part of the city's efforts to revitalize downtown and bring more jobs to our region," Castor said. "The transportation benefits are also significant as the Riverwalk will link to the streetcar system, the trolley, buses and water shuttles. The Riverwalk will attract more businesses and visitors to downtown Tampa and will have a synergistic relationship with the new USF CAMLS building."
The funding comes from the TIGER Grant program through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will help the city complete the two remaining segments of the Riverwalk.
"I applaud Mayor Bob Buckhorn for his leadership and commitment to the economic development of downtown Tampa, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for recognizing the value of the Riverwalk initiative," Castor said.