Project development within the CRA has moved in fits and starts, but the City now has momentum. We need new ideas and endurance to keep that momentum going. I want to make sure Oldsmar benefits from first-class design, building and marketing.
Successful development within the CRA immensely impacts Oldsmar's businesses and residents. We cannot give up on development plans and historic preservation, and we cannot settle for less than what we know Oldsmar residents expect and deserve.
Community Redevelopment Area
The city has budgeted funds to repair our aging roads and sewer systems, especially the downtown water main and roads in Harbor Palms. It's unfortunate that years of delay has increased the price tag of these projects. The City Council must first be stewards of the physical condition of our city.
Our city needs leaders willing to put in the effort to make downtown a reality. It is the heart of our community and it will bring crucial tax dollars to Oldsmar. We need to learn from failed ideas of the past and move on with an eye toward the future, not bitterness for plans that did not work. I am committed to seeing the Town Center vision completed.
Oldsmar Town Center
Oldsmar's incredible diversity is part of what makes it so special. We need to recommit to connecting all of our diverse parts to present ourselves as the perfect location for a vacation, new home or new business. It's important to connect via trails and safe crossings to downtown businesses and residents residing north of Tampa Road, as well as West Oldsmar.