Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Riverview will get new YMCA near Big Bend Road

RIVERVIEW — A YMCA family facility in Riverview, complete with an aquatic center, basketball courts and multi-purpose fields, is set to open in April 2015 after earning the approval of the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday.

The facility will be built on county-owned land next to Vance Vogel Park, near Big Bend Road and I-75. As part of the public-private, joint-use lease agreement, Hillsborough County will provide $2 million toward Phase 1 of the project, which includes three fields, a playground, picnic pavilion, a covered basketball court, parking and drainage improvements. The Tampa YMCA is responsible for the remaining $1.5 million.

The Tampa Y will fund the next two phases, which include an aquatics center, the main facility and additional parking — a total estimated cost of $8.5 million. It expects to complete the facility in the next three to five years.

•••

Hillsborough County Public Utilities is in the process of delivering standardized trash containers as part of the transition to an automated trash pickup system going into effect Oct. 1.

During the next two months, residents will receive a 95-gallon container for trash and a 65-gallon container for recyclables. The county is on track, delivering 10,000 carts daily.

When residents receive their new cans, a bag of information attached to the side of the cart will tell them when automated pickup will begin in their area, what their collection days are and what their hauler's name and number are.

Residents should continue using their old cans until the start date listed on the new container. Because of the size and weight of the cans, haulers will not be able to service the new containers until the automated trucks are running through a neighborhood.

Residents who want to know when their new containers will arrive can call (813) 272-5680.

Caitlin Johnston, Times staff writer

Riverview will get new YMCA near Big Bend Road 08/09/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 1:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Mother's testimony about toddler's death brings judge to tears

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Nayashia Williams woke up early on May 7, 2014, to the sound of her daughter calling for her. It was the last time the young mother's mornings would begin with a summons from Myla Presley, who couldn't yet climb over the mesh fencing around the playpen she used as a bed.

    Deandre Gilmore looks towards the gallery Tuesday in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore is accused of killing the 19 month-old daughter of his girlfriend in 2014. He said the child fell while he was giving her a bath. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  2. Speakers: Getting tough can't be only response to teen car thefts

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bob Dillinger remembers coming to Pinellas County as a legal intern in 1975. There were five major poverty zones in St. Petersburg.

  3. Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility and spousal abuse

    Politics

    White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter told the …

  4. Black entrepreneur says city stiffing him on project after he endorsed Rick Baker

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — A prominent African-American resident says his endorsement of mayoral candidate Rick Baker has led city officials to freeze him out of a major construction project along the historic "Deuces" stretch of 22nd Street S.