Developer converting old Ybor cigar factory to apartments gets incentives from Hillborough

The redevelopment of the Oliva Cigar Factory in Ybor City will be aided by incentive dollars from Hillsborough County.

Darryl Shaw, CEO of Tampa-based Blue Pearl Veterinary, is planning to convert the the three-story, 30,000-square-foot building at 2008 N. 19th St into 38 multifamily units.

Shaw’s real estate pursuits in Ybor are separate ventures from his veterinary business.

Hillsborough County Commissioners on Wednesday approved a $250,000 historic preservation grant for the project, which… …read more