Floridas Largest Home Show
Tampa Murals and Floridas Largest Home Show Team Up!
The Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are proud to announce a public – private partnership with Floridas largest Home Show produced by Turner Expositions. Beginning in 2014, there will be a super-sized interactive display at each of the Home Shows featuring what is special about our homes, communities and our region today as well as what is in the plans for our future.
With the artistic eye and skilled craftsmanship of Exterior Concepts’ David Hetrick, a unique design for each Home Show will come to life and tell the story about different elements in our community today as well as in our transportation and comprehensive plans for the future. “This is a tremendous opportunity for people to get up close (and even walk through!) planning projects that have been completed, or are underway, or on their way in future plans,” said Derek Doughty, Planning Commission Chair.
“We are thrilled with this partnership,” said John Turner, President of Turner Expositions Corp. “This is our hometown and our community. We feel a responsibility as company and as individuals living here to give back, to help generate awareness for important local issues, and to do whatever we can to make a difference whether supporting local charities and veterans or planning for the future of our community.”
“Turner Expositions has been invested in the Tampa Bay community since 1984,” said Ray Chiaramonte, Executive Director of the Planning Commission and MPO, “and we are couldn’t be more excited about turning public engagement about planning for growth and improving our quality of life into a three dimensional experience. People come to the Home Shows, because they want to improve their homes. This partnership will help illustrate that planning is an investment that will increase the value of the community they call home.”
“This is a great vehicle for sharing big ideas about transportation and growing our economy right now and for future generations with the tens of thousands of people that come to the Home Shows each year,” added MPO Chair, County Commissioner Mark Sharpe.
|Our Community, Your Backyard|
|The Planning Commission and MPO theme for the January 3 – 5 Home Show at the Tampa Convention Center is “Our Community, Your Backyard” and will highlight planned and existing features in our community including:|
This experience, framed by Exterior Concepts, will give a full sensory experience complete with a single-family backyard outdoor kitchen and a high-rise style balcony overlooking some of our community’s park and environmental assets. Complete with water features symbolizing the Hillsborough River and fire pits, the first planning showcase at the January Home Show will also display:
- A Chevy Volt courtesy of Tampa Electric
Two murals celebrating a vision for our future painted live through the course of the show by Tampa Mural Painter Robert Horning
- Highlights of the Imagine 2040 Vision survey results from 3,500+ participants
“This is a great example of coordination with our community partners,” noted Ray Chiaramonte. “We look forward to working with the public and private sector in all of our jurisdictions to showcase what lies ahead for Hillsborough County.”
2014 Home Show Schedule:
- January 3 – 5 @ Tampa Convention Center
- March 14 – 16 @ Florida State Fairgrounds
- August 22 – 24 @ Tampa Convention Center
- October 17 – 19 @ Florida Convention Center
The public can enter each Home Show at no charge on Free Fridays, courtesy of ABC Action News.