Median Restoration Project
The Hampton Terrace Community Association expresses our gratitude for your donation! If you have interest in volunteering to help with the restoration project or to be part of our neighborhood cleanups, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE STORY OF THE MEDIAN:
Once you turn onto Clifton from Nebraska, a charming neighborhood appears! One of only two entrance signs in the City of Tampa, a previously welcoming median with a well-manicured landscape and a beautifully lit, unique trellis sign, is unfortunately no more. The sign has rotted, the landscape is in bad shape and the lights have seen better days.
The Sign and Median Restoration Committee met for the first time in August 2020. The committee is led by Bill Truett and includes our neighbors - Brian D. Frey, Michelle Benningfield, Dom Ivener, Karen Taylor, Carol Sivard, Nic Wendland and Sid Roberts. The committee is tasked to bring back plans to restore the sign, repair the monument bricks, update the lighting/electrical and to create a Florida friendly landscape.
It's important to let our neighbors know why this project is a significant piece of history for Hampton Terrace. In 2001, the entrance was a crumbling, dry fountain surrounded by weeds. A neighbor’s son, Steven Harris, proposed an idea to spruce up the gateway as an Eagle Scout Project. The neighborhood worked together with the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association and City of Tampa to build the sign and monument, as well as install landscaping. It was a bold project that required funds to be raised and approvals from the City of Tampa, but in 2003 the project was completed. A photo of the completed project was supplied by Donna Harris, Steven's mom, who still resides on Idlewild. It is our plan to follow the well documented blueprint created by the committee in 2001.
We have a tremendous opportunity as a neighborhood to work together, and continue to connect neighbors with neighbors. If you have any questions about this project or want to volunteer or donate, please email us at info@myHTCA.org.