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Take a look at the plans for Hillsborough’s new African American Arts and Cultural Center

The 50,000-sqft center will be home to public experience, event, and meeting spaces, galleries, labs, studios, retail, and a café.


The spot will serve as a community for folks of all ages.

Rendering via Hillsborough County

Introducing Hillsborough’s new African American Arts and Cultural Center — coming soon to 2103 N. Rome Ave. in Tampa.

The county just shared its plans for the 50,000-square-foot building, which will replace the current West Tampa Community Resource Center, according to a release. The hub will feature public experience, meeting, and event spaces, galleries, labs, studios, a retail component, a café, an amphitheater, lawn space, and a ribbon trail.

The county estimates the project will cost $30 million.

Now’s your chance to weigh in. The county is hosting three public meetings to get feedback:

  • Monday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
  • Monday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Emanuel P. Johnson Recreation Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at West Tampa Community Resource Center

You can also submit feedback online from Oct. 23-Nov. 8.