Description: The Encore project is a 28-acre master planned development between downtown Tampa and Ybor City that has initiated the rebirth of several city blocks into what will be a LEED Certified, mixed-use, transit oriented community at full build-out. The development incorporates sustainable design components that feature large-scale rainwater harvesting for reuse as irrigation, solar power generation for payment of street light operation costs, a central chilled water plant creating highly efficient building air conditioning service, reuse of construction materials, permeable pavers that promote groundwater recharge, preservation and re-use of an historical church and interim use of an available 2.5-acre lot as an urban community garden. Anticipated to generate over $400 million in real estate development, the Encore is entitled for up to 1,500 mixed-income residential units, 200 hotel rooms, a 35,000 SF grocery store, 180,000 SF of office space, 85,000 SF of retail space, a middle school, an African-American history museum and public parks and gathering spaces. The Encore recently opened its first building, a seven-story, 160-unit senior development project, is under construction on two additional multifamily developments and is completing permitting of the another multifamily building. This project is a joint venture between the Tampa Housing Authority and Banc of America Community Development Corporation.