Floridas Largest Home Show

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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:

“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.