Momentum builds in Tampa’s North Franklin corridor

Jeannette Jason doesn’t want to get her hopes up.

The Tampa real estate broker has been here before, on the threshold of a boom on the northern fringe of downtown Tampa.

For all the grandiose visions and plans over the years, the brick-paved North Franklin Street is still moribund. But there are promising signs of life: A 23-story tower is under construction, and the city is investing millions to make the area more inviting to residents and cyclists.

“I don’t want to jinx anything, but I… …read more